Infused with the most shelf stable + effective form of vitamin C, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (10%) is revered for its ability to combat hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and cellular turnover functions. 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 unstable, highly oxidative vitamin C, we included only clinically proven, active ingredients and left out the unnecessary fillers, artificial preservatives and fragrances. 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:
Vitamin C (sodium ascorbic phosphate) - Known as one of the most shelf stable forms of vitamin C, SAP neutralizes skin damaging free radicals and boosts collagen production, evening skin tone. It's a gentle yet powerful ingredient, known to assist in repairing past damage, fine lines and dark spots in our skin without causing the irritation the other forms of vitamin C can, and lasting much longer without oxidation. Great for all skin types!
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!
Beta glucan - A muti-functional protector of our skin barrier, Beta-Glucans can help prevent cell damage + soothe redness and irritation. Beta-Glucans are known for their skin plumping properties, helping to deeply hydrate the skin, plumping and firming fine lines and wrinkles and reduce fine lines with continued use over time. Combining beta glucan with hyaluronic acid has been shown to maximize the hydration and plumping 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 also containing 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.
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), Beta Glucan, Niacinamide, *Rosehip seed oil, *Vegan vitamin E, Ferulic acid, *Vegan glycerin, Hyaluronic acid (small + medium weights), 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. Always keep facial + body serums in a cool, dark place to preserve their effectiveness and shelf life!
• 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).