Reviv-C and Skin Homeostasis Under the Mask

N95 mask wearer

Our newest serum, Reviv-C 36% Vitamin C Serum with Phoretin and Ferulic Acid (listed here), can be a helpful adjunct skin therapy when having to wear a protective face mask and wash hands frequently during this restive time. It's all about maintaining skin "homeostasis."

Skin functions in homeostasis include protection, regulation of body temperature, sensory reception, water balance, synthesis of vitamins and hormones, and absorption of materials.

A new treatise from our colleagues at CORUM, makers of Et-VC — the patented ethylated ascorbic acid found in Reviv-C Serum — shows why.

Excerpts below:

A Key Active to Restore Skin Homeostasis Under the Mask

With the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading rapidly around the world, although still controversial in some countries, many have already resorted to wearing protective masks on top of frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer as an integrated measure to protect against this acute respiratory infection; however, wearing medical masks all day and excessive exposure to disinfectant disrupt the skin homeostasis, leaving the skin dry, irritated and, in severe case, eventually inducing sensitized skin.

...Et-VC™ (INCI: 3-O ethyl ascorbic acid) enhances skin hydration and suppleness with its patented HA (Hyaluronic Acid) boosting property and promotes the integrity of stratum corneum by upregulating c, a key protein responsible for the production of NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor)...

Et-VC is a stable water-soluble vitamin C derivative, not only highly efficacious in protecting the skin against harmful endogenous and exogeneous factors but also proven and patented to effectively promote the hyaluronic acid level, which in turn help increase skin moisture and suppleness. Further study also demonstrated that Et-VC can significantly upregulate filaggrin protein expression in both normal skin and blue light damaged skin. Furthermore, the two filaggrin processing enzymes, Bleomycin Hydrolase (BLMH) and Calpain 1 (CAPN1), which are involved in filaggrin degradation to synthesize NMF are shown to be upregulated by Et-VC (Figure 1).

Now that wearing a protective mask all day has become inevitable, it is even more important for us to timely moisturize and recover our skin homeostasis in order to kick skin dryness and irritation to the curb during this critical time.

Skin Homeostasis and Et-VC


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ACID -- on your skin?!

From our colleagues at Beauty High, a great run-down on "acids" (ascorbic; ferulic; glycolic; etc.):


Acids in Your Skincare Products: What They Are and Why They Work


If you cringe a little when you hear the word “acid” used in the same sentence as “your face,” we don’t blame you! Yet even though it might make you think of a high school lab experiment gone wrong, acids in skin care products are actually pretty stellar ingredients. These complexion-boosting stars can unclog pores, minimize discoloration and hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and treat acne. Read on to see how the most common acids in our beauty products can get you one step closer to skin nirvana.


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Don't forget your hands, a dead giveaway when it comes to aging skin

Best skin serums for hands

The skin on the back of your hands is often exposed to UV sun damage, and it can be especially evident since the skin is thinner there. Age spots, seborrheic keratosis, and even precancerous lesions can occur over time.

Here are some tricks to prevent and even reverse such sun damage:

Obviously, always wear broad spectrum sunscreen on your hands. That's a given. Realize that washing your hands will often wash off sunscreen and so will rubbing/use that occurs throughout the day, so reapply often when you know you'll be in the sun. When that's not possible, try only washing the palm side of your hands. That's the area that needs washing the most anyway.

Gloves work well too of course, especially if you're laboring outside. Be sure to choose a pair that does not have mesh, so that your hands are good and covered.

To help reverse the damage that's already occurred, use our Phloretin Serum with Ferulic and Alpha Lipoic Acid. It can work wonders on age spots and help create taunt, clear, healthy skin everywhere including your hands.

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Age spots make you look older than wrinkles do

It's true. While wrinkles can of course make you look old, it's a fact that age spots can make you look even older. "Liver spots" (flat brown spots on the skin) don't really have anything to do with the liver. Instead, they're an almost universal sign of aging and sun exposure. They occur mainly on the hands, face and chest and tend to darken over time. has two great solutions for age spots. Our Phloretin Serum with Ferulic and Lipoic Acid works great on spots, especially during daytime sun exposure. And our Ultimate Serum is indeed the ultimate for a clear, even complexion and superbly healthy skin. Alpha Arbutin is one of its ingredients which inhibits tyrosinase and thus prevents the formation of melanin. It acts similarly to hydroquinone (in fact it's a "glycosylated hydroquinone" extracted from the bearberry plant) but it's a natural alternative without the side effects. It's also an expensive ingredient, but it's worth it.

While any of those three great products can significantly reduce or even eliminate age spots, the best prevention is to stay out of the sun and wear a physical sunscreen when you are in the sun. At least SPF 30.

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