The right Vitamin C serum is an essential step for every beauty routine. The synergistic highly concentrate active antioxidants included in the ALPHASCIENCE serums have a biomimetic breakthrough technology stabilizes for a long-term pure Vitamin C, even under high temperature.
THIRD GENERATION VITAMIN C
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
L-Ascorbic acid, also known as pure Vitamin C, is a hydro-soluble vitamin, synthetized or naturally extracted from citrus fruits.
It is considered one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants and is widely known for its broad antioxidant and anti-aging properties. It has been shown to help effectively neutralize free radicals and protect the skin against excessive oxidative stress.
Humans can not synthesize Vitamin C, we must acquire this essential vitamin mainly through the regular consumption of fruits and vegetables. Only a small concentration of dietary Vitamin C makes its way to the skin, the best way to increase the vitamin c skin’s concentration is through topical solutions.
L-Ascorbic acid, also known as the pure form of Vitamin C. This well-known molecule has unique benefits for the skin, with advanced properties for exposome* protection and advanced skin aging.
The well-known benefits of L-Ascorbic Acid are:
– Fights against free radicals responsible for visible signs of aging
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Strengthens the skin by promoting collagen’s production
– Fades visible sun damage and evens out the skin complexion
– Brightens the skin
– Limits cell DNA damages
*Exposome is the set of external aggressions that affect your body, including the sun radiation, stress or lack of sleep, among others.
HOW DOES PURE VITAMIN C FIGHT FREE RADICAL DAMAGE?
Free radicals are produced in the skin as a consequence of environmental exposure (pollution, tobacco, infrared and UVA-B sun radiation, among others) that generate free radicals, unstable molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals try to “steal” electrons from other molecules, resulting in oxidative stress.
Over time, damaging compounds can accumulate on the skin and inhibit the production of key proteins, such as collagen and elastin, and free radical damage leads to the appearance of visible signs of premature skin aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sagging.
Antioxidants, such as L-ascorbic acid, help to protect the skin against those damages by “donating” electrons to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals and help to prevent the appearance of the signs of premature aging.
ALPHASCIENCE’S VITAMIN C SERUMS VS OTHER BRANDS?
Vitamin C is a really potent ingredient but as many other antioxidants, it’s unstable in its pure form.
Alfred Marchal, Alphascience Head of Research and co-founder, was the first scientist being able to stabilize vitamin C in mixed and water-based L-Ascorbic acid formulas in the 1980s in Europe.
Dr. Marchal developed for ALPHASCIENCE a new stabilized Vitamin C complex that exceeded the expectations: independent tests showed the complex was long-term stable even under high temperatures.
In order to have the best results, always remember to look for “Ascorbic acid” in the Ingredients list of your skincare products.
All Alphascience antioxidant serums are formulated with pure L-ascorbic acid in synergy with Tannic acid, in accordance with Dr. Marchal’s guidelines.
WHAT IS THE ALPHASCIENCE VITAMIN C SERUM SUITABLE FOR MY SKIN?
Alphascience antioxidant serums are formulated for different skin types and for specific skin concerns.
The most important thing is to make sure the formula is suitable for your skin needs.
TANNIC [CF] SERUM
Dry & fragile skin
Redness & vascular fragility
PHYTIC [TC] SERUM
Normal to combination skin
Brown spots prevention
Excess of sebum
ALPHA BRIGHT SERUM
All types of skin
Hyperpigmentation: melasma, lentigos…
Our serums can be used during pregnancy.
HOW TO APPLY VITAMIN C SERUMS?
Our Vitamin C serums can be used in the morning or/and in the evening. Use daily after cleansing, apply 4 to 5 drops of an Alphascience antioxidant.
Apply the product to dry skin and massage until absorbed. Use the remaining product to spread on the neck, décolleté and the back of the hands and allow to absorb.
For a complete protection against the environmental aggressions, combine every morning your vitamin C serum with a high SPF sunscreen.
VITAMIN C GENERATIONS
The history of Medical Aesthetic was lead by the synthesis of different generations of L-Ascorbic acid. Alfred Marchal has left an important mark with his most recognized innovations.
1990 - 1997
Research teams in the US and in Europe worked for the first time stabilizing Vitamin C in water/oil serums, resulting in best-sellers all around the world. It’s problem? It’s unstability. Alfred Marchal, our Head of Research, expertise in Vitamin C, launched products that became worldwide best-sellers.
The R&D teams all over the world work to find a way to stabilize pure L-ascorbic acid. They managed to create new derivatives of this molecule or to stabilize the L-ascorbic acid in water-free solutions with silicone basis. Although, the vitamin C in silicones may be stable in the bottle it is not stable on the skin. A tiny amount of Vitamin C derivatives transform into L-ascorbic acid.
Alfred Marchal created his new innovative next Generation Vitamin C complex, using L-ascorbic acid and Tannic acid. ALPHASCIENCE launched in 2016 Tannic [CF] serum with this new technology: it is the basis for the serums of this brand