Infused with the most shelf stable + effective form of vitamin C, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (10%), for its ability to combat hyperpigmentation and dark spots, this serum was created to gently but effectively turn over skin cells to reveal a brighter, even complexion over time. Inspired by popular vitamin C serums on the market, most containing an unstable, highly oxidative vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), we included only clinically proven, active ingredients and left out the water, unnecessary fillers, and artificial preservatives. Tested only on willing + happy humans, this serum has proven itself to be a super effective yet gentle & deliciously scented part of our skin care ritual.
A Few Key Ingredients:
Ferulic acid - Working alongside vitamin C, ferulic acid is an antioxidant that works to boost the effects of other ingredients, especially antioxidants, helping to protect overall skin integrity by reducing the development of fine lines, spots, and wrinkles. Thanks to its ability to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase, which causes melanogenesis (the production of melanin), ferulic acid is clinically proven to lighten and brighten the skin to reveal its best, beautiful self.
Niacinamide - A muti-functional super ingredient, niacinamide increases the production of ceramides, which protect your skin barrier and seals in moisture. In studies it has shown to repair damage and neutralize free radicals that can cause skin cancer and the breakdown of collagen and elastin. As both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it also neutralizes and calms the skin’s inflammatory responses to things like UV radiation and cell turnover. New studies have shown that combining niacinamide (vitamin B3) with shelf stable forms of vitamin C act as a powerful duo of antioxidant + even more collagen producing benefits!
MSM - Well known in the healthcare industry, MSN, or Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, is a natural form of organic sulphur compound that is found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells, including skin cells. It's regarded as a highly effective treatment for conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as sensitive, and problematic skin while helping to keep the skin healthy and strong to guard against premature aging and skin.
Rosehip seed oil - Rich in vitamin A or retinoids, which is known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging, while alsocontaining both beta carotene + lycopene, rosehip oil is renowned for its skin lightening ability. The high vitamin + antioxidant content can rejuvenate our skin, restoring elasticity and helping to correct dark spots while reducing the appearance of scars.
Beta glucan - Providing multiple skin soothing antioxidants and a youthful skin tone, as well as increased skin-hydration, and rejuvenation benefits, beta glucan is highly effective at preventing moisture loss which can result in more supple skin. In addition to its hydration capabilities, a study found that beta-glucans are able to deeply penetrate the epidermis and effectively plump up fine lines and wrinkles, despite their large molecular structure.
To enjoy - Apply a few drops to freshly clean, still damp face. Pat, tap, or gently massage into skin in upward strokes. Lock in the goodness with a favorite facial oil or moisturizing product of choice.
Ingredients: Floral waters (hydrosols) of Rose + Neroili, Vitamin C (sodium as. phosphate 10%), MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Niacinamide, *Rosehip seed oil, *Vegan vitamin E, Ferulic acid, *Vegan glycerin, Hyaluronic acid (small + medium weights), Beta glucan, Coconut ferment + Radish root ferments (natural preservative), Essential oils (in trace amounts): Rose absolute, *Frankincense, *Ho wood, *Bergamot (non photosensitive extract)
• Please note that we recommend (though not neccessary) keeping this product in the fridge, tightly closed for a longer shelf life of 6+ mos. depending on storage & care.
• Normal color range of Enlighten is cream to light yellow. Discontinue use if product has turned orange/oxidized (a natural phenomenon with all Vitamin C serums).