Face Candy™ Vitamin C Serum - The FIX EVERYTHING SERUM you can't live without
For my Beauties in a hurry, here's the Reader's Digest version...
- Vitamin C is LIQUID GOLD and can improve fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigment (dark spots), tighten, smooth and resurface your skin. See below for a more detailed (and longer!) list of benefits.
- L-Ascorbic Acid is a delicate ingredient but worth the all natural purity and potency (found in Face Candy Vitamin C Serum) -VS- Weak, big box, artificial derivatives of vitamin C.
- Exceptional quality, made in small batches with a budget friendly price tag (FCVC $45.00) -VS- Price gouging big box companies whose RANSOM can reach into the $130.00 range.
IMPORTANT - Our plant based formula naturally ranges in color from almost clear to somewhat cloudy from batch to batch because Face Candy chooses not to hide these normal variations with artificial colors, bleaching agents, and synthetic stabilizers, to keep the formula as pure as possible, because the appearance of the ingredients has no impact on the effectiveness of the formula.
For my nerdy girls (like me!) who want to learn more... keep reading.
I've always said vitamin C is "liquid gold" and a "fix all" for your skin. Why is it so great? It's a super antioxidant AND an alpha hydroxy acid, in short, it offers all the anti-aging/health benefits you're looking for and exfoliates your skin at the same time. The contents of this precious little bottle can:
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles
- Lighten hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- Even skin tone (Get that GLOW back!)
- Reverse sun damage
- Tighten skin
- Regulate oil production
- Dissolve blackheads
- Speed the healing time of blemishes
- Minimize scars
- Minimize post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Smooth skin texture
- Shrink pores
- Exfoliate dead surface cells
- Reduce topical inflammation (including rosacea, sunburns, bugbites, and acne)
- Neutralize the effects of UVA/UVB radiation
So, why don't more companies offer vitamin C products? There's a few answers to this...
First, It's been around forever... it's not a "buzz" word anymore. It's not a new, nifty peptide or stemcell... most big box companies just find it boring because they're looking for the latest trend. You'll find out quickly, WE ARE NOT about trends or GIMMICKS, we're about what works and what's best for your skin. Vitamin C is still a "tried and true" ingredient and gives clients the best (and FASTEST) results.
Second, L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a very unstable molecule, meaning... It oxidizes quickly and as it oxidizes, it becomes less potent. Big box companies use vitamin C derivatives in their products to lengthen the shelf life of the product, because most of the time your bottle of skincare sits in a warehouse for weeks (even months) before it reaches the store you purchase it from. These derivatives are NOT near as potent or offer the same (AMAZING!) results that L-Ascorbic acid does. Some of the derivatives to look out for include ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl tetra-isopalmitoyl, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate. By now, you may be asking how we stabilize our serum... and the answer is, we don't. WE DO NOT USE ANY ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES in any of our products. Period. In fact, we rarely use any synthetic ingredients at all, but when we do, they're SAFE.
Each bottle is shipped with 2 capsules that contain the appropriate amount of pure L-Ascorbic acid to turn your bottle into a 20% powerhouse serum unlike any other you've ever used before. Why do we have you mix your own serum? Remember one paragraph up when we mentioned not using a preservative? We want your Vitamin C to be as fresh as possible, so you become the "chemist" (your bottle includes a short video to show you how to mix your serum, it's impossible to mess it up!). After you've mixed your new magic potion, you have about 60 days (depending on how diligent you are in keeping your bottle closed and out of direct sunlight) until it oxidizes. However, if you're using the proper amount of serum to cover your face, neck and chest, your 1oz bottle will last you around 40-45 days (about month and a half), so you have a two week "cushion" 😉.
I'm sure you've heard of companies like SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, Jan Marini, etc, who's vitamin C products can reach all the way up into the $130.00 range (which is beyond asinine and ridiculous) and there's absolutely no logical reason for this outrageous pricing. We know because we purchase the same raw ingredients these other companies do. It's simple, you're paying for bragging rights to say "I use so-and-so vitamin C serum". How about bragging about what an amazing vitamin C serum you're using and how budget friendly it is, too? Do you have more friends that are willing to spend $130.00 for a 1oz bottle of serum or more friends that are willing to spend $45.00 for a 1oz bottle of serum? Oh, and ladies, please do not mistaken a more budget friendly price for lack of quality. Every bottle we concoct is made with a Type-A personality, passion and pure love. Small batches are the key to quality control.
A few other key ingredients in FCVC are L-Lactic acid to promote a deeper exfoliation, hydration and brightening (lightening). Whole leaf Aloe Vera juice to promote healing (we could write another book on Aloe Vera... It's almost pure perfection in nature) and Hyaluronic Acid to promote hydration of surface cells. (Hyaluronic Acid can carry 1,000 times its own weight in water, it attracts water molecules from the deeper layers of your skin and atmosphere and draws them to your skin). If you have any questions about the Face Candy Vitamin C Serum, please don't hesitate to email us.