Illuminate and brighten tired looking skin. Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Power nguồn Serum is a light weight and non greasy pro-radiance serum.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Carrageenan, Polysorbate đôi mươi, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Zinch Pca, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Linalool, Limonene
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Ingredient name what-it-does irr., com. ID-Rating
Aqua (Water) solvent
Glycerin skin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/​humectant 0, 0 superstar
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate antioxidant, anti-acne goodie
Phenoxyethanol preservative
Carrageenan viscosity controlling
Polysorbate 20 emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing 0, 0
Ascorbyl Glucoside antioxidant, skin brightening goodie
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract perfuming
Zinc Pca anti-acne, moisturizer/​humectant goodie
Disodium EDTA chelating
Tocopheryl Acetate antioxidant 0, 0
Parfum (Fragrance) perfuming icky
Ethylhexylglycerin preservative
Ascorbic Acid antioxidant, skin brightening, buffering superstar
Linalool perfuming icky
Limonene perfuming, solvent icky

Balance Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Ingredients explained
Aqua (Water)
Also-called: Water | What-it-does: solvent

Good old water, aka H2O. The most comtháng skincare ingredient of all. You can usually find it right in the very first spot of the ingredient menu, meaning it’s the biggest thing out of all the stuff that makes up the hàng hóa.

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It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that vì chưng not lượt thích lớn dissolve in oils but rather in water.

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Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) is drying.

One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified và deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). Like this, the products can stay more stable over time.

Glycerin - superstar
Also-called: Glycerol | What-it-does: skin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/humectant | Irritancy: 0
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A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin A super comtháng, safe, effective và cheap molecule used for more than 50 yearsNot only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrierEffective sầu from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to lớn 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot)High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin Read all the geeky details about Glycerin here >>

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate - goodie
Also-called: Form of Vitamin C, SAPhường | What-it-does: antioxidant, anti-acne

The sodium salt khung of skincare superstar, Vi-Ta-Min C. If you bởi not know what the big fuss about vitamin C is, you are missing outand you have lớn click here & read all the geeky details about it.

Pure Vi-Ta-Min C (aka ascorbic acid, AA) is great & all, but its lack of stability is a big challenge for the cosmetics industry. Onesolutionis lớn create stable derivativesthat can be absorbed inkhổng lồ the skin, convert there to lớn AA & vì chưng all the magic AA is proven to vì chưng (which is being an antioxidant, a collaren booster, và a skin brightener).

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SAPhường (the vit C derivative, not the enterprise software, obvs) is a promising derivative sầu that has great stability up khổng lồ pH 7. The challenge with it thoughisskin penetration. Unfortunately, it seems lớn be limited, or to lớn quote a great article from theJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology "topically applied ascorbyl phosphate salts are, at very best, poorly absorbed in comparison with AA". Regarding conversion lớn AA, there seems to lớn be no data about it, so we can neither deny nor confirm it.

We have sầu better news regarding the three magic abilities of vitamin C: there is in-vivo (tested on real people) data showing that SAP does have photo-protective sầu (aka antioxidant) properties, though less than pure AA. SAPhường might also aidcollaren boosting;in-vitro (made in the lab) data shows that it works, but is less effective sầu than another vitamin C derivative, called MAP (that seems to be as effective sầu as pure AA). As for skin-brightening, there is a trade publication with in-vivo data showing that SAPhường can fade brown spots.

Another thing SAPhường might be able lớn vị is to lớn help with acne. A 2005 study showed in vitro (in chạy thử tubes) that 1% SAPhường has a svào antimicrobial activity on evil acne causing P.. acnes and it also showed in vivo (on real people) that 5% SAP can strongly improvethe inflammatory & non-inflammatory lesions of acne vulgaris. In fact, the results were comparable or even slightly better than with 5% benzoyl peroxide.

And there is even more regarding SAP. & acne. A nice double-blind study from 2009 showed that 5% SAPhường reduced the inflammatory lesions by đôi mươi.14% và 48.82% within 4 và 8 weeks respectively & when combined with 0.2% retinol the results were even better. With this combination treatment, the improvement was 29.28% after 4 weeks và 63.10% after 8 weeks of application.

Aside from research studies, anecdotal evidence also supports SAPhường. being a promising Vi-Ta-Min C derivative sầu. One of the best-selling (Vi-Ta-Min C) serums in Sephora is the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, while on Amazon it's the OzNaturalsVitamin C 20 Serum. Another popular choice is the Mad Hippie Vitamin C serum, and all of these contain vitamin C in the size of SAPhường.

Overall, we think SAPhường is a goody! In terms of anti-aging, it's probably not as effective sầu as pure Ascorbic Acid, but it's totally worth a try. However, if your skin is acne-prone, SAP is yourform of Vitamin C & it's a must-try.