So What’s in B2B’s Handcrafted Touch of C Face Serum? And Why?
Vitamin C– Sodium ascorbyl phosphate is a stable form of Vitamin C. It is an antioxidant, reducing the amount of skin damage to our cells through neutralizing free radicals. This helps prevent and slow down the aging process of wrinkles. In addition, it promotes collagen formation! In concentrations above 3% (Ours is 20%) it can promote the reversal of sun-damaged skin such as sunspots, freckles, melasma, and other hyperpigmentation through its lightening effects. It has also shown to be very effective at treating and preventing acne!
Sodium Hyaluronate– this ingredient is a form of hyaluronic acid, which is produced in our bodies as a natural element of skin. It has an incredible way of holding in moisture! As we age, our skin loses its ability to retain moisture resulting in loss of elasticity, suppleness, and firmness. This ingredient helps your skin feel softer, smoother, and even plumper! It also has bonus antioxidant effects to boost the Vitamin C!
Jojoba oil– is not actually oil; it is a waxy ester that is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It mimics our own skin’s sebum production and in this way helps to prevent acne. It also has a high content of beneficial materials and vitamin E in it. It is another antioxidant and one of nature’s best-kept secrets!
Sweet Orange Essential oil– is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory in nature when used topically. It has been shown to increase the ability of skin to absorb Vitamin C, promote collagen production, and increase blood flow. This citrus oil is NOT phototoxic like some essential oils are.
Vitamin E– tocopheryl acetate has a long reputation of moisturizing the skin and known to promote firmer skin. It also protects against the environmental stressors our skin is faced with day to day!
Benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, and potassium sorbate are all added to prevent microbial growth, and citric acid helps lower the pH so it is better for your skin and helps the preservatives work even better.