Azure Naturals Vitamin C is a potent Vitamin C Serum. I have found it particularly useful in the treatment of deep hyperpigmentation that is beyond the surface layer of the skin such as older acne scars, age spots/brown spots, and sun damage. It has also been helpful in treating fine lines on my forehead.
It is physically different from many Vitamin C serums in that it is more liquidy than gel-like in texture, there is a distinct citrus scent, and it is not a clear transparent like many serums. While generally speaking, a Vitamin C serum has expired if it is not almost transparent and clear, in this case, the color is due to the other active ingredients and it being a “milk serum.” But these differences are a good thing because these active ingredients pack a punch in the anti-aging department.
CHOOSING A VITAMIN C
There are many Vitamin C serums on the market. They are so popular because topical Vitamin C is so beneficial for the production of collagen in the skin. As we age, we produce less collagen, which leads to brown spots, sagging, wrinkling, and duller skin. Vitamin C can also help acne and fade acne scars, as well as repair sun damage. When I buy a Vitamin C serum, I tend to look at the supporting ingredients in that product to decide if that particular serum can help with my unique skin issues. Some Vitamin C serums are best suited for sun damage repair, others for acne, scarring, and brown spots, and some for anti-aging. Some address multiple types of problems at once.
The Azure Naturals Vitamin C Serum contains 22% Vitamin C, slightly higher than many of its’ competitor serums. It is also a milk serum, which allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin than gel-like serums. I have noticed this seems to help deeper hyperpigmentation issues such as some acne scarring as well as brown spots. This is great but also it has a bit of a sting to it if your skin is sensitive. Not too bad, just make sure to follow use with a moisturizer.
In addition to the Vitamin C, there is 11% Hyaluronic Acid, which can hold a tremendous amount of moisture which plumps the skin and makes the skin appear dewy and youthful on contact. It also can help active ingredients reach deeper layers of the skin. When a product pairs Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid, it is often a very effective.
Somewhat unusual for a Vitamin C serum is the inclusion of 1% Ferulic Acid, an antioxidant found in fruit that brightens skin.
Sea Buckthorn has become a popular anti-aging ingredient as it nourishes the skin, soothes sensitive skin conditions, and heals skin damage such as burns and abrasions. It encourages the skin to produce more collagen by treating aged skin as if it was wounded skin that needs to heal. It is the Sea Buckthorn in part that gives this Vitamin C its opaque color.
Arnica Flower helps to heal and soothe, especially bruising and inflammation. If your skin is sensitive, this helps one tolerate the use of the Vitamin C serum.
Tamanu Oil is unique in that it promotes the growth of new tissue. This is very useful when treating skin with acne scarring or pitting.
Evening Primrose Oil is an Omega-6 rich moisturizer suitable for those simultaneously suffering from adult acne and wrinkles.
Advanced Amino Complex spurs on the skin to use the Vitamin C to make more collagen.
While many Vitamin C serums help a handful of skin problems, this serum covers many bases from acne to scarring to wrinkles and collagen formation, anti-aging and new skin formation. Some ingredients make it harder for the most sensitive of skins to tolerate, but it delivers fast results. A recommended product for people with multiple skin issues who can tolerate stronger serums.
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