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Dynamic Duo – Vitamin C and HB5 Serums

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential vitamin, necessary for collagen production and skin repair. Within the skin, vitamin C promotes the repair of aged, damaged skin and protects skin from the oxidative damage caused by sunlight. Vitamin C is also a potent anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger, which aids in detoxifying and healing. Topical application of vitamin C can lead to a finer, smoother skin, with improved color, tone and texture.

Hydra B5 (Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5) Complex Serum

In addition to helping the skin retain moisture, hyaluronic acid is an important natural component of skin. It is particularly important for wound healing since it provides a matrix to enable collagen to form. These properties mean that hyaluronic acid is important for keeping the skin looking young by improving the skins ability to repair. Another key ingredient in the Hydra B5 Complex is vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 has been shown to aid in wound healing, soothe burns and decrease the effects of acne.

These two serums, when used together as part of your morning regime, form an excellent source of essential vitamins and active ingredients to promote younger, healthier looking skin. Using only premium raw ingredients and expertly manufactured in Australia by a leading compounding pharmacist exclusively for The Skincare Company, these two serums, along with the Exfoliant and Vitamin A serums, come together to form a formidable team to help you fight the signs of aging.

Vitamin A

The Skin Care Company welcomes Vitamin A serum to the range.

Vitamin A is one of the most popular ingredients used in serums, night creams and anti aging cosmaceuticals.

Vitamin A is comes from the family of retinoids: Vitamin A, Retinol, Retinaldehyde, Retinoic acid, Retinol Palmitate – these are all are different forms of vitamin A that you might find in beauty products.

The Skin Care Company uses the Retinol Palmitate form of vitamin A, which is the bodies natural storage form of vitamin A. Your body will store the vitamin A in your skin and convert this to the active form (retinoic acid) when required.
Our skin cells are very efficient at this conversion since it has developed enzymes to convert between storage and active forms.

What we use vitamin A for:

  • Increasing collagen production and reduce fine lines.
  • Helps reduce the symptoms of rosacea by normalizing blood flow.
  • Reverse photo aging by reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin texture
  • Slow the production of oil in your skin – so great for treating acne and excessively oily skin types.
  • Reduce the production of pigmentation cells, therefore reducing the appearance of sun spots/pigmentation.
  • Exfoliate the skin to ensure regular cell turnover which will give you a fresher looking skin.

However…

The biggest issue we see with patients using Vitamin A is that they get so excited with the results they’re achieving that they go against all recommendations and guidelines, and start misusing the product.

So, if you’re using a cream or a serum with any form of vitamin A in it, here’s what you need to understand:

  • Vitamin A is only to be used at night time. This magic but potent vitamin can make you sun sensitive, so listen to the advice given to you by your clinician or doctor when using Vitamin A and wear an SPF (not just your make-up SPF).
  • Also, please don’t drown your skin in the stuff, or you’ll give yourself dermatitis.
  • Avoid your eye area and try not to let the cream build up around your nose folds and the creases of your mouth.
  • For long term users of this product, we usually recommend to have a break every once in a while.
  • Make sure you are wearing a top notch SPF of at least 30+ (buy the new dry touch 50+ SPF here) and reapply!

If you think vitamin A sounds amazing like we do, here is where you can get your self some of this amazing potion.