Pharmacy Mommy blog

A little science experiment 🤓

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A little background and then a little easy science experiment that you can try too!

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I’m going to try to keep this very surface level and not get too intense on you, but let me know if you have any questions!!

Most scientists agree that oxidative stress is what leads to our skin aging, which includes the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, and inflammation! 😭 Our skin (and bodies) are constantly up against free radicals (which are modifying our cells and damaging them). Free radicals are EVERYWHERE. We make free radicals by simply breathing oxygen, and things like UV rays, radiation, pesticides, car exhaust, etc. are huge environmental free radical “dumpers”. We can make free radicals if we don’t sleep enough, or don’t handle stress well (cough, cough mom of toddlers) and especially by what we eat and drink! But don’t worry, there is a way to prevent and knock these free radicals out and keep your skin looking baby fresh like Theo here below 😂

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This is where antioxidants come into action. They are able to neutralize free radicals before the free radicals get too rowdy ha! This is why it is SO important to protect your skin with antioxidant enhanced serums and creams which are high in vitamins like C & E and even ferulic acid. And to wear SPF!!! This is also why I put my serum on my face, neck, décolletage area, and hands because they experience the most exposure to free radicals and are where women (and men) show the most aged skin. Also a serum is important because it allows antioxidants to go beneath the skin whereas moisturizers are designed to sit on top of the skin.

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It is also very important to eat lots of fruits and veggies that have high antioxidant content to protect yourself from free radicals from the inside out.

Phew, I hope I didn’t bore anyone too much, but I personally love this stuff haha!
Anyways, back to my experiment! 🤓

•I used a gala or fuji apple 🍎 and sliced it in half. (let’s be real I have no idea what kind of apple I used haha!)
•I applied a thin layer of Touch of C face serum to half of the apple (only 3 drops to mimic how much you actually use on your skin)
•took a picture 3 hours later, 5 hours later and 1 day later! 😱 Whoa!!

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IMG_7193The brown you see on the apple is from oxidation from just the oxygen around it at our house and at room temperature! And you can clearly see where Touch of C face serum was brushed on and protected the apple from oxidative stress. Pretty cool huh!? Now you can “C clearly” what it does for your skin (like what I did there 😉). You can also see after 12 hours, Touch of C starts to not work as well to fight the free radicals which is why it is best used TWICE daily. ☺️

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Now I know I don’t have any moisturizers or creams available yet other than my serum, but please make sure you use ones that contain antioxidants as well so you are double whammy-ing up against those sneaky free radicals. 🏋 Pictured above is my daytime moisturizer (SPF 30) and night time moisturizer that I use for now. (They are both super affordable and you can pretty much find them anywhere!)

With love,
Pharmacy mommy

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Frequently Asked Questions

IMG_4093Okay so I have no idea how to blog😝, but I’ve been asked a lot of frequent questions about my serum that I thought I could write about on here.

🌿🌿A couple of facts about Touch of C:

✨I rent a research and development lab locally and follow strict good manufacturing practices to make each bottle

✨I formulated this serum so that it would be safe to use while breastfeeding my babies IMG_4076

✨I formulated this serum for my sensitive redheaded skin in mind

✨It is a balanced pH so that it won’t cause burning or irritation to skin, but not too basic where it disrupts your acid mantle (skin barrier)

✨I use an ecocertified preservative which has been proven extremely safe for you and the environment

✨I buy all of my powders and ingredients from a FDA regulated lab in the USIMG_4059

✨This serum is NOT a moisturizer and absolutely needs a moisturizer put on after it dries, especially one with SPF (protect your beautiful skin people, also #redheadproblems haha!!)

✨I made my product a serum because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate the skin deeper, delivering high concentrations of active ingredients (why it works 😉 )

✨Be careful if you have hard water in your house because this tends to be a very high pH which can strip your skin of its normal acid mantle barrier. Micellar cleansing water is great if you do live with hard water to cleanse with! (I personally use the Garnier brand and love it!)

✨The serum goes on feeling a bit tight until absorption or until you put moisturizer on (this is from the active vitamin c form I chose which helps heal and prevent acne)

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✨Most people notice a skin glow after about a week of continued use, clearer skin after about 2 weeks, and smoothing of wrinkles in about a month or two **users vary a lot in this category

✨Everyone needs to exfoliate their skin at least once a week to get rid of dead skin cells so that the active ingredients can be absorbed appropriately (also don’t overdo this as it will cause your skin to overproduce oil)

✨Literally be kind to your skin, don’t over scrub or scrub harshly as this will strip your skin of it’s natural oils

🌿🌿I personally have been using my own formula since August 2016, and I no longer feel the need to wear foundation or powder! I may be biased hehe but I honestly love what this serum has done for my skin and hope you do too

With 💗,

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