Guess what? LIV+GRACE SKINCARE is so excited to finally have the perfect combination of ingredients to bring you an AMAZING NEW SERUM- “Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum”.
Another Serum you say? Well, this one is truly a powerhouse like no other! It is a Holistic Skincare Therapist’s DREAM!!
First of all, why do we need topical antioxidants? What do they do, really?
Antioxidants have become the darlings of the skincare industry over the past few years and are on the rise and growing in popularity mostly because of intricate claims, consumer focus on safe and clean ingredients and the benefits to skin health. From barrier repair via lipid oxidation reduction, improved elasticity via glycation (like hardened candy apple) prevention, increased cellular detoxification and regeneration via mitochondrial stimulation, all giving us healthier more resilient and radiant skin.
According to one of my favorite teachers, Irena James in Dermascope Magazine, “Antioxidants neutralize and eliminate free radicals that attack the DNA of every cell in our skin. They can be provided exogenously (externally), but the most effective antioxidants are produced endogenously (internally), as our cells create them naturally to prevent free radical damage. While antioxidants made by our cells neutralize 99.9% of all free radicals, it is the 0.1% that build up over time and by the age of 30, our cells can no longer eliminate free radicals fast enough. Eventually we lose the war against free radical damage. This is called Oxidative Stress. As important as it is to incorporate antioxidants in preventative skin care, it is absolutely paramount to include an array of antioxidants in the skin care regiment of anyone over 30. Their skin needs help in fighting daily oxidative damage.”
Since I am a huge fan of vitamin C in my daily AM serum, I insisted on stable vitamin C in my skincare. There are many popular vitamin C serums with ingredients like L-Ascorbic Acid, which easily become unstable and actually work against the desired result because of oxidation. That wasn't going to work for LIV+GRACE SKINCARE!
Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum by LIV+GRACE SKINCARE has two powerfully stable vitamin C ingredients, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. Each has its unique strengths and there will be more details in the next blog. For now, let's highlight the ingredients which will help with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uv protection, oxidative stress and healing hyper-pigmentation (ugly dark spots).
If you know me, you know I am NOT a fan of Hydroquinone, a popular but highly toxic and addictive (if you stop using it, the hyperpigmentation will come back with avengeance) lightening agent. Therefore, to develop a serum which actually works and won’t make you sick is a huge win, win!
LIV+GRACE SKINCARE, “Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum”
Stable Vitamin Cs
(fights pollution and UV damage, builds and supports collagen, brightens and, strengthens skin, heals breakouts)
*MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Brighteners and Pigment Inhibitors
*LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT, AZLEIC, MALIC, AND FERULIC ACIDS
*TURMERIC- Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (and anti-oxidant)
(fights and repairs free radical damage, revitalizes and strengthens skin, slows down skin aging)
*ACAI- Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract
*SWISS APPLE STEM CELL- Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Extract
*RESVERATROL- Strong Anti-Oxidant
*SOPHORA JAPONICA BUD EXTRACT- Rich in Quercetin
(stimulates collagen, improve and soften texture, anti-wrinkle, anti-irritant, skin lightning and increase cellular metabolism)
*FUCUS VESICULOSUS- (Brown Seaweed)
*MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT- (Antarctic Sea Kelp);
*SPIRULINA- (Blue Green Algae)
*PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT- (Dulse or Red Seaweed)
Our Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum can easily be mixed with the Super Seed Oil, Anti-Inflammatory Elixir or Rescue Hydrate for an even more powerful and effective result. Your skin will appear younger, smoother, healthier and have less dark spots without compromising your health by using toxic or oxidized chemicals.
Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum, 1 fl. oz. $88.00