Posted on February 15 2017
“Sea change” is a term coined by Shakespeare in his 1611 tragic comedy “The Tempest.” Back then, it referred to a transformation that appeared to be magical, often relating to the ocean. More than four centuries have passed since the bard first put quill to paper and wrote this word. Today, the term still connotes amazing alterations; however, it’s about time it got a modern spin. Once you have finished reading this article, you will have learned one of the best-kept secrets of the skin-care industry. You will know what L-Ascorbic Acid is, and you will see how it is bringing about a “C” change in the fields of dermatology and esthetics as well as for everyday men and women.
You take it in megadoses when you’re feeling run down. You congratulate yourself on ingesting its health-giving properties when you sip a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. You make sure that your multi-vitamin is packed with it. But did you know that vitamin C, scientifically known as L-Ascorbic Acid, when combined with carefully selected and proven ingredients, can transform aging and damaged skin? It’s time to learn about the benefits of this wrinkle-reducing, free radical-fighting force of nature.
Taking vitamin C supplements orally provides us with many of its immune-boosting and hypertension-lowering benefits. However, ingesting it by mouth does not enable there to be a high enough concentration of this water-soluble vitamin in your skin to bring about changes. Vitamin C’s true potential is not realized until it is united with a carefully developed and regulated array of ingredients that can be applied directly to the face in the form of a serum.
Pieces Of The Puzzle
Think of this transforming vitamin C serum as a completed jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful and perfect as a whole, it is constructed of several elements that fit seamlessly together to bring about the desired result. Let’s take a look at the main components to get an idea of how they unite to make this “C change” for your face happen.
L-Ascorbic Acid: The Antioxidant Powerhouse
Of course, scientists have known about vitamin C for years, but its instability was legendary. As soon as it hit the air, it would degrade into harsh byproducts that irritated the face. Even if it had the potential to bring about amazing regenerative transformations to the skin, its benefits never came to fruition because of this trait. Then, along came a dermatologist, scientist and Duke University professor named Dr. Sheldon R. Pinnell, the evangelist of L-Ascorbic Acid who studied, hypothesized, tested and eventually took the good news about how to harness vitamin C’s power to the masses.
Through his studies, Dr. Pinnell unlocked the secret to stabilizing the mercurial qualities of L-Ascorbic Acid. He knew about its antioxidant abilities and recognized the important role that vitamin C could play once combined with natural, stabilizing ingredients. "What happens over the course of time is that you accumulate damage in all parts of the skin — the lipid structures, DNA structures, RNA structures — and this can eventually lead to photoaging changes, and even skin cancer," Dr. Pinnell explained. "And so, antioxidants are the natural way in which the body deals with that." Through trial and error, he at last arrived at a topical vitamin C formula that could be readily absorbed deep into the skin and would put all of L-Ascorbic Acid’s numerous age-reversing powers to work. Dr. Pinnell is one of the founders of a high-end leading brand that sells its vitamin C serum for as much as $163. The innovations he pioneered are being used and refined by the world’s leading dermatologists and estheticians to this day.
What exactly does vitamin C do? It aids in the synthesis of collagen, one of the building blocks for young-looking and healthy skin. In addition, it smoothes and minimizes the lines and wrinkles that plague the face when free radicals run amok. Once it unites with several other ingredients in a carefully formulated serum inspired by Dr. Pinnell, it becomes one of the most powerful tools in your skin-care arsenal.
Ferulic Acid: The Natural Stabilizer
Found naturally in orange and apple seeds as well as several vegetables, nuts and grains, Ferulic Acid is a free radical basher in its own right. What’s more, you can think of it as the ultimate soother and peacemaker for vitamin C, enabling it to remain in its pure form and slowing the oxidation or degradation. Because many skin-care companies have compromised their formulas by using derivatives, they have missed out on the properties of this naturally occurring substance to the detriment of their customers.
Vitamin E: The Ultimate C Booster
The many benefits of vitamin E, scientifically known as tocopherol, are widely known. Its capacity to heal and moisturize is legendary, as is its ability to reduce age spots. Applying it to older, lined skin can result in a reduction of age-related symptoms, and it can even be used on the new skin that forms after a burn has healed to minimize scarring. In addition to these well-known qualities, vitamin E has another characteristic that has only recently gained the attention of scientists and skin-care specialists: it helps to enhance and regenerate vitamin C when the two are combined in a serum. As a result, the hydrating and free radical-busting powers of both of these potent vitamins are amplified. When these two valiant soldiers go into battle together against age-related damage and free radicals in your skin, they are virtually unstoppable.
Vitamin B5: The Balancer And Hydrator
Also called Panthenol, vitamin B5 is another piece of the puzzle that works to optimize L-Ascorbic Acid’s age-defying powers. It brings to the formula its properties that heal, regenerate, moisturize and soothe the skin. It is known for its ability to retain water and stabilizes the skin’s barrier function, thus minimizing the amount of water lost from the face. In addition, it is an anti-inflammatory and aids in the healing process.
Vitamin B3: The Energizer And Regenerator
Scientifically known as Niacinamide, vitamin B3 works to reduce the age-related decline in the production of two important enzymes that contribute to cellular growth and energy in your skin. With the intercession of vitamin B3, your face can once again erect a barrier against environmental pollutants that cause lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid: The Water-Retaining Dynamo
This carbohydrate naturally occurs in the human body and is a vital part of the skin’s hydration process. With age, its levels drop markedly. Nourishing the skin with added amounts of this moisture-retaining element soothes and plumps the skin and reduces the signs of age and damage. Hyaluronic Acid has a truly astounding ability to attract and retain up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. Think of it as providing a hydrating bath of healing and life-giving water that your skin drinks deep into its dermis layers. Hyaluronic Acid does even more than provide moisture: It has properties that keep the fluid levels in your face perfectly balanced, leading to soft, smooth skin that you can see and feel. Finally, this incredible skin-revitalizing element has been found to work gently on all skin types, from the driest to the oiliest and the most sensitive.
L-Ascorbic Acid, when teamed with this small but powerful army of natural ingredients, can soothe and heal the effects that years of sun, smoking and environmental pollutants have inflicted on your skin. Elements such as Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Sodium PCA attract nourishing hydration to your face while vitamin E aids in the formation of a barrier that keeps the hydration locked in and results in the healthy glow you may not have seen for years.
When it comes to pampering your face and reversing the signs of aging, don’t settle for derivatives or substandard ingredients. And you most certainly don’t have to set yourself back a whopping $163 for a comparable serum. Only one product, Lurevo’s Vitamin C+ Defense Serum, offers the perfect, scientifically tested union of all of these powerful ingredients in an affordable formula that you can trust. Give your parched, damaged face the gift of regeneration, hydration and blooming health. Let our Vitamin C+ Defense Serum give your face the C change you have been seeking. We’re sure that William Shakespeare would approve!