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Vitamin C Lotion 20%

Vitamin C Lotion 20%

Regular price $45
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Our custom dual formulation combines 20% Vitamin C with a hydrating base to moisturize, brighten and protect your skin without drying or irritation. An anti-aging skincare essential for all skin types, Vitamin C reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging collagen production to renew and firm your skin. 

    Why we’re different

    • Vitamin C + moisturizer in one formula
    • Includes Vitamin E for extra antioxidant power to help boost results
    • Dermatologist created, tested and approved
    • Highest possible concentration at 20% for brightening effect
    • Packaged to reduce oxidation and extend product life

    Key Benefits

    • Exfoliates dead cells for brighter and glowing skin
    • Helps repair the effects of sun damage and aging
    • Protects skin cells from harmful free radicals (toxins)
    • Boosts collagen production, increasing firmness
    • Anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness, swelling

    How to Use

    • Apply Vitamin C Lotion 20% after cleansing, but before moisturizing or sunscreen.
    • Dispense (1) single pump of Vitamin C Lotion 20% and gently apply a thin layer.
    • Keep Vitamin C Lotion 20% away from your eyes, lips and mouth.
    • Avoid layering with acids or benzoil peroxide at the same time as it can change the Vitamin C’s pH and render your it useless.
    • Use once in your morning routine, and again in the evening before applying a retinol – we recommend our Night Renewal Cream with 2% Granactive™ Retinol.
    • If your skin is sensitive, you can apply Vitamin C Lotion 20% only in the morning, or even every other day to build up to the total benefits that it can offer.
    • Keep your Vitamin C Lotion 20% at room temperature and out of the sunlight.

    What it Helps

    • Acne and Rosacea: anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, swelling and severity of flare-ups. We recommend using in combination with our Azelaic Acid 14% Cream
    • Hyperpigmentation: blocks the action of an enzyme called tyrosinase, which is essential for the formation of the pigment melanin melasma, and helps reduce post acne scars and lesions, age spots, sun damage
    • Anti-aging: Supports the production of collagen and neutralize free radicals to help improve brightening, firmness, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, texture.

    What to Expect

    After 4 Weeks
    When it comes to Vitamin C, the sweet spot for beginning to see changes is around 4 weeks. This gives our skin the chance to go through one renewal cycle — where skin sheds dead skin cells and replaces them with fresh new ones.

    At the 4-week marker, you may notice a change in radiance, lightened hyperpigmentation, and increased firmness or tightening effect. As long as you stay consistent using Vitamin C and protected from the sun, these results can remain and continue to improve.

    Dermatologist Do’s and Don’ts


    The Do’s

    • Protect with a minimum SPF 30 (50 preferred) mineral-based broad spectrum sunscreen in the morning and as the last product in your skincare routine. Important to note that vitamin C makes skin extra sensitive to the sun.
    • Apply a single pump! Vitamin C has a reservoir effect, where just a small amount can last nearly all day.
    • Take Spectrum supplement, for skincare from the inside, to fortify against sun damage and support skin renewal.
    • Safeguard your vitamin C’s potency and effectiveness by keeping it airtight, at room temperature and out of the sun.

    The Don’ts

    • Avoid using acids or benzoil peroxide at the same time as it can change the vitamin C’s pH and render it useless
    • Be careful not to apply too closely around your eyes as direct contact with the eyes may cause irritation.
    • If dryness or irritation occurs change use to every other day until your skin adjusts.
    • Don’t hesitate to moisturize if you feel you need it! Our Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is a great option.
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    Day and night skin care dynamic duo

    Morning & Evening: Vitamin C Lotion 20%

    Apply 1 pump of Vitamin C Lotion to your skin after cleansing, both day and night, to encourage collagen production while also
    protecting your skin from free radicals.

    Evening: Night Renewal Cream, 2% Granactive™ Retinol

    Apply 1 pump at the end of your nightly routine to not only moisturize and hydrate your skin but to also help reduce signs of aging – what retinols do best.

    DR. ANTHONY NUARA, MD PHD FAAD

    Using Vitamin C Lotion 20% through
    one skin renewal cycle, our patients typically see
    brighter skin with increased firmness within 30 Days

    30 Days

    • Naturally occurring, ascorbic acid is the most potent form of Vitamin C effectively absorbed by skin.

    • Our custom formulation of Vitamin C + moisturizing ingredients, is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

    • Carefully considered packaging, is non-reactive helping to preserve potency and prevent oxidation.

    Skin saving goodness
    of Vitamin C

    • Skin-healing properties make it worthy of being an everyday essential. Use consistently!
    • Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) ingredient form, is the most stable, most effective and is best absorbed by the skin.
    • The highest recommended percentage is 20%, which can work more quickly to brighten and improve skin pigmentation.
    • Our dermatologist custom blend includes moisturizing ingredients to soothe skin, while the addition of Vitamin E gives extra antioxidant power to help boost results.

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    What are the benefits of Vitamin C Lotion?

    Vitamin C has the potential to create life changing results for your skin when used correctly. The results can be summarized in two words: “brightening” and “tightening.”

    Vitamin C Lotion is an antioxidant that absorbs free radicals and environmental stressors. It evens out and brightens skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, all while reducing inflammation.

    In lotion form, there is the added benefit of a hydrating base that helps to moisturize. We recommend an extra layer of moisturizing to further restore skin with our Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.

    When should I use Vitamin C Lotion in my skincare routine?

    Vitamin C Lotion 20% can be a part of your morning and evening skincare routine. Use it in the morning to protect skin from free radicals and to encourage collagen production throughout the day. (Tip: Remember to apply before your sun protection.)

    For your nightly regimen apply Vitamin C Lotion 20% before a retinol – we recommend Night Renewal Cream with 2% Granactive™ Retinol. Use these two in combo to both produce and stimulate collagen while you sleep! As Retinols can break down quickly when exposed to sunlight, they are best applied at night when skin repairs itself. Retinols are considered best in class for the appearance of fine line, wrinkles and your basic signs of aging.

    In what order should I layer other skincare products?

    1. Cleanser: Wash and remove impurities

    2. Toner: Although most derms don’t really recommend a toner based on the traditional alcohol based products, most of the current toners are just very thin serums or liquids with antioxidants and vitamins. Soaps are not as harsh as they once were so there is no need to neutralize their basic pH in most cases.

    3. Serum (or antioxidant): In our case the Vitamin C Lotion 20% and Niacinamide Lotion 10%

    4. Retinol: (night only) We recommend Night Renewal Cream with 2% Granactive™ Retinoid

    5. Moisturizer: We recommend our Hyaluronic Acid Lotion for its hydrating effect, otherwise a different heavier lotion

    6. Active: Azelaic Acid 14% Cream to help skin conditions and can be used day and night depending skin sensitivity

    7. Sunscreen: (daily) A minimum of SPF 30, we prefer 50 mineral-based broad-spectrum sunscreen

    Is Vitamin C Lotion better than a Vitamin C serum?

    Vitamin C Lotion achieves the same results as a Vitamin C Serum, but our Lotion with its 20% concentration includes the added benefit of a moisturizing base and Vitamin E for extra antioxidant power to help boost results.

    Are there any side effects from using Vitamin C Lotion?

    Overall, Vitamin C is an incredibly safe product to use both topically and orally. Its status as a water-soluble vitamin means that any excess will be passed out of the body in the urine, which means it is very hard to overdose on, or experience toxicity or negative side effects.

    However, due to its naturally acidic nature, Vitamin C may slightly irritate sensitive skin. This is especially true for new Vitamin C users, or those with sensitive skin. For a lower risk of having issues when starting out on Vitamin C, start slow. Instead of using it twice a day, start out by using it just a few times a week. Once you’re sure that your skin is adjusting well, you can increase it slowly until you reach your optimal application amount.