I’m sure most of us have Vitamin C supplements at home. And most of us know that drinking warm water with Vitamin C helps us get over cold. Vitamin C is both very popular and useful to us. From a researcher’s perspective, Vitamin C is like a “diamond in the rough” for anti-aging. It is known as one of the most potent antioxidants. And it helps prevent the formation of dark spots and is necessary for collagen production in our skin.

What makes Vitamin C a powerful antioxidant?

We have free radicals all around us, just waiting to attack and damage healthy skin cells. On a bright sunny day, when the UV rays are stronger, more free radicals are created. These free radicals are very unstable and can only become stable after they take something they need from around them by combining with them. And that could be our skin cells. According to a number of researches, this process contributes to skin aging. Then to delay skin aging, our skin needs to be protected from these free radicals. And that’s precisely what antioxidants do. Antioxidants, when put on the skin, combine with free radicals and protect our skin cells from being destroyed. In simple terms, they act as a shield against free radicals. Compared to any other antioxidants, Vitamin C is known to react very quickly with these free radicals, which means it is that much more effective in protecting our skin. That is what makes Vitamin C a powerful antioxidant.

For Vitamin C to serve its purpose to its full extent, it needs to stay unstable.

The more unstable it is, the faster it will be in combining with free radicals, which damage our skin cells thus contributing to skin aging. But using an unstable form of Vitamin C when making skincare products requires advanced technology and expertise. An unstable form of Vitamin C reacts very fast and very well when exposed to UV rays, water or heat. This means that any product using this unstable Vitamin C can easily change during the production or distribution process. And after opening, it changes very quickly as well. 

That is why there are so many different types of Vitamin C. Now what does that mean, right? It means that ingredient manufacturers created different types of modified Vitamin C to make it more stable. Vitamin C in its natural state is called L-Ascorbic Acid. Modified types of Vitamin C include: Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate(SAP), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(MAP), Ascorbyl palmitate, etc. If you are already using a Vitamin C serum, look at the ingredient list to see what type of Vitamin C it is using. 

A stable form of Vitamin C is easy to use as an ingredient. But as mentioned before, Vitamin C is most effective when it is in its natural, unstable form. That’s because if it’s already stable, then it has no need to combine with free radicals to become stable. In other words, most of the stable forms of Vitamin C would not be as effective as an unstable form in preventing skin cell damage. 

That is why DrLOUIE Vitamin C Serum uses L-Ascorbic Acid. 

And the amount we use is enormous: 20%, meaning 200,000 ppm! That means there is that much more Vitamin C fighting off free radicals to protect our skin cells. This would maximize anti-aging effects of the Serum from the moment you open it to the moment you finish the bottle. To keep this natural form of Vitamin C from changing during production and distribution, DrLOUIE’s unique production technologies, including the patented Self-Preservation System, were used. In addition, we used Hyaluronic Acid to keep our skin hydrated and supple. And for those with sensitive skin, we used Vitamin B5 to soothe the skin and facilitate skin renewal process. You will feel the difference in a few weeks of use.

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