Vitamin C Serum (1 oz)
by Lady Kühn
Step 1 of 3 in lady kühn's skin care routine
We guarantee our vitamin c serum will give you noticeably brighter, healthier skin in 30 days when used just once per day. If you want to know why we make that claim, keep reading.
*Vitamin C is very potent antioxidant. Due to it's potency, some people can have an allergic reaction. The key is to introduce vitamin c slowly. In the beginning use a very small amount once per day, every other day or every two days. If you notice a slight burning or tingling sensation upon first use, that's normal. If that burning sensation lasts longer than a few minutes or starts to cause redness, discontinue use and wash product from face. We've updated our ingredients to now include ferulic acid and kojic acid to help stabilize the l-ascorbic acid.
Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant. Vitamin c (l-ascorbic acid) protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance. Most serums on the market contain 15% vitamin c, ours is made with 20%. What makes ours truly unique are the other potent moisturizers included. Read on.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes, wine, grape juice, peanuts, cocoa, and berries of Vaccinium species, including blueberries, bilberries, and cranberries. In grapes, resveratrol is found only in the skins and this is where most resveratrol is harvested.
When applied topically, resveratrol helps protect the skin's surface and rebuff negative environmental influences while also brightening a tired-looking complexion. Resveratrol has been shown to lighten skin, reduce redness and bumpy textures as well as dullness. Resveratrol has also been shown to reduce acne.
Simply put, resveratrol is a treasure trove of anti-aging effects, including protecting the skin from harmful enzymes and improving the function of fibroblasts responsible for creating healthy collagen.
Ferulic Acid is an antioxidant that's been proven to decrease the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of premature aging. Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free-radical damage from pollution, ultraviolet light, or infrared radiation, all of which accelerate skin aging. It's found in the cell wall of plants like oats, brown rice, peanuts, and oranges. Naturally, ferulic acid is botanically derived, but it can be created in a lab for quality control, consistency, and consumer safety. It mostly comes in a liquid form and can be found in many serums like vitamin c serums.
Kojic Acid is made from several different types of fungi. It’s also a byproduct when certain foods ferment, including Japanese sake, soy sauce, and rice wine. Kojic acid inhibits and prevents the formation of tyrosine, which is an amino acid that’s needed to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that affects hair, skin, and eye color. Because it inhibits the production of melanin, kojic acid can have a lightening effect. When used in conjunction with vitamin c it can have a strong skin lightening effect.
Sodium PCA is a naturally occuring component of human skin that helps maintain healthy skin. It increases the water content in the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. Sodium PCA improves the appearance of dehydrated, mature skin. The sodium/salt is what makes the molecule both water-soluble and an effective humectant, drawing water from the atmosphere to the skin and hair to offer hydration. Because of its powerful moisture retaining properties, you'll often find it in concert with hyaluronic acid. Which is exactly what lady kühn does.
Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel like substance naturally produced the body. As we get older, our bodies produce less and less. Using skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid can be incredibly beneficial, especially as we age. Hyaluronic acid in an active ingredient often used premium skin care products due to its incredible moisturizing properties. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows your skin to stay moisturized for longer periods of time.
Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture in the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells. Hyaluronic acid has been proven to better skin tone, tighten skin, smooth skin texture, stimulate skin regeneration, and reduce and prevent age spots.
Allantoin Powder is an active ingredient you might not be familiar with. Like our other active ingredients, allantoin moisturizes the skin to prevent dryness and irritation. Because of its non-irritable nature, it's suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Like the other ingredients, allantoin has powerful moisturizing properties. There are however skin benefits not found in other active ingredients. Allantoin acts as a mild exfoliator to help keep skin smooth. It has skin soothing and skin healing properties and is often used on skin irritation and rashes. It helps in the synthesis of collagen whose production decreases with age.
Hydrolyzed proteins of rice and peas address the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that target multiple signs of aging. These proteins help minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles, reduce the appearance of age spots and boosts hyaluronic acid production in the skin.
Our premium vitamin c serum performs best when followed by steps 2 and 3 of our 3 step skin routine.
l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c)
hydrolyzed rice protein
hydrolyzed pea protein
hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate