This 10% Vitamin C serum boosted with hibiscus and Hyaluronic Acid, visibly brightens and reduces hyperpigmentation; to even tone, firm the look of skin, and depuff!
It’s no secret that Vitamin C is a skin care superstar. This powerhouse ingredient is celebrated for its ability to deliver a brighter complexion, even out skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One of its most important features is that it is able to mitigate skin problems before (and even after) they occur. One of the great things about Vitamin C is it both helps prevent and repair damage caused by our environment. During the day, Vitamin C can provide additional protection against the aging effects of environmental stressors such as pollution, blue light and UV rays; at night, its rejuvenating properties can minimize the look of damage caused by free radical exposure.
Centella asiatica itself also has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties and to be a rich source of amino acids, and there’s additional research showing that it’s a good hydrating ingredient to soothe upset or compromised skin.
Centella doesn’t just help to heal skin - it actively soothes irritation, as well. It’s been used as a skin-soothing remedy by various cultures around the world and these effects are still recognised today - it’s incredibly effective at temporarily calming eczema flare-ups, and studies indicate that it has potential as an over the counter eczema treatment.
When it comes to dealing with breakouts, something else that goes a long way to managing acne is first managing inflammation of the skin. Reducing inflammation does two crucial things - first, skin feels less itchy and more comfortable.
Second, reducing inflammation reduces the likelihood of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, aka PIH - the dark spots left behind by acne. Centella Asiatica works by reducing inflammation thanks to it’s antioxidant abilities for calmed, less inflamed skin.
Studies have found that Centella Asiatica is effective at preventing trans-epidermal water loss - that’s when water literally evaporates away from the skin. Keeping skin hydrated is crucial to overall skin health - it ensures that it’s working as it should and can repair itself as it should for healthy, glowing skin.
Ferulic Acid decreases formation of fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of premature aging. Free radicals can also cause a loss of firmness in the skin, and ferulic acid acts as a shield to protect the skin from that damage.
Oxidative damage can cause inflammation in the skin, which blocks pores and can lead to breakouts. Antioxidants like ferulic acid have anti-inflammatory properties. Pollution and radiation cause an increase in pigmentary alteration—like sunspots—and ferulic acid works to shield the skin from that effect. Pollution and radiation cause an increase in blood vessel formation in the skin (which leads to redness) and ferulic acid works to shield the skin.
When used in conjunction with other antioxidants, ferulic acid has the ability to potentiate them and make them more stable.
Hibiscus, also known as the "botox plant" has been known to enhance the skin’s elasticity, making the skin look more youthful. It can inhibit elastase—an enzyme that breaks down elastin in your skin. Essentially, this plant fights aging by lifting and firming up your skin.
Hibiscus is rich with anthocyanocides, which are a type of antioxidants. Generally, antioxidants help combat skin-deteriorating free radicals that we always get from pollution and UV rays that cause skin to age prematurely.
Because of their astringent properties, anthocyanocides also minimize pores for that smoother-looking complexion. If you have sensitive skin, these antioxidants can bring soothing relief from inflammation or irritation
The exfoliating acids of the hibiscus flower help peel off any form of discoloration in your skin. This can help lighten age spots and encourage the emergence of a youthful complexion. The said acids in hibiscus purify your skin by disintegrating layers of dead skin and enhancing skin renewal. They can also help curb breakouts.
Vitamin C combined with Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, & Centella Asiatica increases the effects of Vitamin C by 8 times.
Directions: Use after thorough cleansing of the skin. Let this light liquid absorb into the skin before applying your feathers moisturizer. Avoid eye area.
*Graced Esthetics Products are not FDA approved. Always do a patch test on hand or arm before applying a new product, especially if you have sensitive skin.*