What Does Vitamin C Do?
It's a powerhouse ingredient that does everything from brightening your skin to refining its texture, from protecting your skin's barrier to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is one of the most trusted antioxidants in skincare, recommended by dermatologists and estheticians alike as an integral part of your routine. As an antioxidant, it helps protect your skin from environmental stressors and free radicals that can prematurely age your skin or cause discoloration.
All About CC Me Vitamin C + Niacinamide Serum
After cleansing, apply one to two pumps of CC Me Vitamin C + Niacinamide Serum to your dry skin. This mega-brightening product is packed with two types of Vitamin C to attract and retain moisture while targeting dark spots and hyperpigmentation. In a 4-week consumer study with 32 participants (aged 25 - 55) using CC Me Serum, 97% of participants said their skin looked brighter and less dull, and 94% noted their skin looked more even-toned, felt smoother and more supple.
3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: Also known as Ethylated Ascorbic Acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is the more stable form of the two Vitamin C types, according to the National Library of Medicine. You've probably heard that Vitamin C is a notoriously unstable ingredient that turns brown and becomes ineffective after a few months. 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid consists of Vitamin C and an Ethyl Group bound to the third Carbon position, making this form of Vitamin C very stable and soluble in both water and oil. This placement also enables it to penetrate the skin's deeper layers without causing irritation.
Its efficacy is enhanced by its rapid absorption into the skin, which helps to yield the best results. In CC Me, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid works to both brighten the skin and protect against free radicals and other environmental stressors.
Ascorbyl Glucoside: Ascorbyl Glucoside is another stable form of Vitamin C combined with the sugar Glucose. When properly formulated and absorbed into skin, it breaks down to ascorbic acid, also known as pure Vitamin C. Once absorbed, its breakdown to Vitamin C is gradual, creating what's known as a reservoir effect within skin. This leads to longer-lasting benefits.
It easily penetrates skin to brighten and improve your skin tone and also has excellent antioxidant properties to improve skin's environmental defenses. CC Me also contains Niacinamide, which is composed of two different components: Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, and nicotinic acid.
The ingredient is great for brightening skin and helps to reduce redness that occurs due to acne, rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions, per the Cleveland Clinic. It also helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.