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Vivierskin Vitamin C Serums

​What makes Vivier's Vitamin C different than other Vitamin C's on the market?

Vivier's Vitamin C's are formulated with PHARMACEUTICAL grade Vitamin C, this oil-free sērum helps reduce signs of environmental damage such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone. Ideal for all skin types especially oily skin. There are 3 key factors that determine the results of a Vitamin C based product. Vivier has met all factors to ensure efficacy of product. 

1) Chemical Form – The only form of Vitamin C that can be used in the body is L-Ascorbic Acid. Other forms of Vitamin C, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, are not recognized by the body and must be converted to L-Ascorbic Acid by the body in order to be beneficial. VivierSkin® patented Vitamin C serums contain only L-Ascorbic Acid USP. VivierSkin® Vitamin C serums are formulated using the highest grade of Vitamin C available called “USP”. “USP” stands for United States Pharmacopeia. It is the highest pharmaceutical standard recognized for quality, purity, strength and consistency. 

2) Stability – When exposed to air, Vitamin C undergoes oxidation (the process which causes a sliced apple to turn brown). When oxidized, a Vitamin C formulation becomes an oxidant instead of an antioxidant, which is harmful to the skin. The formulation and grade of the Vitamin C in its raw form determine the rate at which the formulation will oxidize. The color of your Vitamin C serum will indicate its stability. Vivier's Vitamin C serums are clear to light yellow, which means they are stable.  NOTE: L-Ascorbic Acid USP will tend to oxidize and change to a light yellow color with time. This change in color is natural and will not significantly alter the product's effectiveness. 
So check your Vitamin C's; orange to brown serums have oxidized and should not be used!

3) Absorption – Vitamin C products in the market differ on how much Vitamin C is actually absorbed and remains within the skin. The absorption of the Vitamin C is impacted by the pH as well as the absorption technology of the formulation. To be absorbed by the skin, the pH of topical Vitamin C must be between 2.3 and 3.8. Vivier Vitamin C serums have an optimal pH between 2.4 and 3.2. 

- So before you decide to settle for that $20 dollar bottle of Vitamin C on the shelf of the makeup or department store, make sure that it meets the criteria of what a Vitamin C needs to make it BENEFICIAL to your skin. -

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