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Help with Vitamin C serums pls
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slai
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:48 am      Reply with quote
HI all.

Im new with Vit C serums and have read through many threads raving about them being a must in ones regimen. Im 23 and am thinking of adding this to my daily routine as a preventive measure.

So my question is... what should i know about them and which ones should i try?

Im open to any suggestions and i thanks in advance.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:03 am      Reply with quote
I think the biggest issues when you are choosing one are:

stability (some can go off quickly and then you mustn't use them)

Texture - some people find this one or that one too sticky depending on the formulation.

Percentage - Up to 15% has been proved to have a beneficial effect.

Stinging - They need to be acidic to work so lower percentages will sting a bit, higher percentages might sting too much

This is an entry level one. It's very stable and 12.5% so it shouldn't irritate too much.
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/cellular-skin-rx-c-firmin-p_4142.htm
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:14 am      Reply with quote
You are only 23, so take easy on the C percentage. I think you can have Vivier 5% eye serum on your eyes and probably 12-15% on your face.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:39 am      Reply with quote
I have mature skin and am using Vitamin C as a corrective. I have been really pleased with Candessence Vitamin C/E/Ferulic.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:50 pm      Reply with quote
Molly wrote:
I think the biggest issues when you are choosing one are:

stability (some can go off quickly and then you mustn't use them)

Texture - some people find this one or that one too sticky depending on the formulation.

Percentage - Up to 15% has been proved to have a beneficial effect.

Stinging - They need to be acidic to work so lower percentages will sting a bit, higher percentages might sting too much

This is an entry level one. It's very stable and 12.5% so it shouldn't irritate too much.


Thanks for the INFO molly!
Just on the stability- how do u know if its gone off?
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:14 am      Reply with quote
When it has oxidised it turns orange. A lot of them start out white or transparent so you'll be able to tell easily (if they turn pale yellow thats still OK). Trouble is some of them start out coloured and then you're not sure. Its best to use them up within a couple of months to be on the safe side, although some seem to remain untainted for a lot longer including the one I suggested. HTH M Cool
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:32 am      Reply with quote
I have had my PSF 12% one and it is still going strong - I keep it in a drawer away from sunlight to be safer.
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:32 am      Reply with quote
A good one you can buy from shops (depends where you live though) is LaRoche-Posay ActiveC. It has a very low percentage so it doesn't sting and stays stable a long time. It's silicone based and feels a bit like very light make-up. It seemed effective to me.
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