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A super-light, water-like 15% Vitamin C + extra antioxidants (Ferulic Acid & a smaller amount of Vitamin E) formula to give the skin environmental protection, boost collagen and even the skin tone.
Made fresh on order every week (orders with C-Glow might get shipped a few days late). We recommend storing it in the fridge. If that does not sound comfortable, you can decant some in this EMPTY mini bottle. Please note that C-Glow has a short shelf life, more info on that below.
More about this product
Pure Vitamin C (or Ascorbic Acid) is a 3-in-1, clinically proven superstar that gives the skin environmental protection (antioxidant), boosts the skin's own collagen production and fades hyperpigmentation. This water-light formula contains 15% Vitamin C & extra antioxidants to give a healthy glow, even and firm the skin.
15% Ascorbic Acid
+ Ferulic Acid Tocopherol
The disadvantage of pure Vitamin C is that it is super unstable, and hard to formulate with. This formula uses a low pH and extra antioxidants to help to stabilize Vitamin C, but even like this, C-Glow comes only with a couple of months shelf-life.
The official shelf life of C-Glow is 6 months from production, unopened and stored in the fridge. To ensure maximum freshness, we manufacture small batches of C-Glow every week, and we store this product in the fridge in all of our warehouses. On average, by the time a C-Glow reaches our customers it is about 2-3 weeks “old”. We recommend you to store it in the fridge, too, where it keeps fresh at least for 3 months (if unopened, it keeps for a couple of months more), while it keeps about 6 weeks at room temperature. If going to the fridge every day for your C-Glow does not sound comfortable, we recommend to use this 10 ml mini bottle. You can easily decant 5-10 days worth of C-Glow into it, and store the mini bottle in the bathroom, while having the C-Glow bottle in the fridge. Click here for the C-Glow mini bottle.
Who is it for?
Everyone looking for a light-textured, pure Vitamin C + extra antioxidants formula. However, if you have sensitive, redness-prone skin, we do not recommend C-Glow due to its low pH and high pure acid content.
Skin Type: all skin types except for sensitive
Skin Problem: dark spots, aging, dull and uneven skin
Texture: fast absorbing, water-like, weightless liquid
How to use it?
Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, before using other serums and/or creams. Ideal to use in the AM, but can be applied in the PM as well. As the C-Glow formula is water-like, we recommend that you put a drop directly onto your face and quickly pat it on with your other hand.
Shelf life: 6 months from production (unopened), 3 months PAO (period after opening).
Ingredients & Research
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid – 15%) – A clinically proven active that gives the skin environmental protection (antioxidant), boosts collagen production and fades hyperpigmentation. Also gives an instant glow to the skin.
Ferulic acid + Vitamin E – Antioxidants that help to stabilize Vitamin C and increase its antioxidant power. The formula contains a high amount of Ferulic Acid, and a smaller amount of vitamin E.
Dimethyl Isosorbide – A new-generation solvent that aids the proper penetration of Vitamin C + solubilizes the high amount of Ferulic Acid into the formula.
full inci list:
Water, (L-)Ascorbic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Butylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 11 (4) – Dec 1, 2012, Stability, transdermal penetration, and cutaneous effects of ascorbic acid and its derivatives
The Journal of investigative dermatology., 2005 Oct;125(4):826-32., Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E and doubles its photoprotection of skin.
Exp Dermatol. 2003 Jun;12(3):237-44.,Topical ascorbic acid on photoaged skin.