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Remarkable benefits of BV-OSC (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) in our Ultimate Serum: Antioxidant, Whitening, Collagen Synthesis & Protection

We use a novel form of Vitamin C in our Ultimate Serum: BV-OSC or Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. This oil-soluble version of vitamin C is very bio-available and has excellent percutaneous absorption into the skin compared to ascorbic acid. It is able to penetrate keratinocytes to assist with the prevention of UV damage and provide a cytoprotection effect against cell mortality.

Studies show its anti-aging properties, including collagen synthesis. The use of BV-OSC has shown to DOUBLE collagen synthesis in fibroblasts.

It has also been shown to reduce melanogenesis by more than 80%, and inhibit tyrosinase activity, making it an excellent ingredient for brightening and evening out skin tone.



While BV-OSC is decidedly more expensive than other forms of Vitamin C, its benefits clearly outweigh its hefty price.

Details, data and graphs here.

Get these remarkable properties in our Ultimate Serum for face, neck, chest and hands (product page here).

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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.

 

Continue reading here: http://bit.ly/1ujY9rn

 

 

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All about Vitamin C Serums, and why ours is best

Our Phloretin Serum kit with L-Ascorbic Acid is the gold standard for vitamin C topicals. Check out today's Beauty Brains Blog for details. Our kit produces a serum with up to 20% l-ascorbic acid, the strongest available. And its pH of 3.0 makes it very stable, so it lasts much longer than competitive serums which oxidize pretty rapidly. While that pH is low, it's in the "goldilocks" range -- not too low to be excessively irritating, but low enough to be properly effective. And you can customize the strength if you prefer a more gentle approach.

 

Here's why you need a Vitamin C Serum:

 

 

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