According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 90% of visible skin ageing is caused by exposure to the sun and pollution. Pollution is a growing concern that has been shown to contribute to the breakdown of anti-oxidant defences in the skin, therefore leading to skin ageing. Whilst a high protection sunscreen offers suitable protection against sun-related ageing, it does little to guard us against the effects of pollution on the skin. It is for this reason that the daily application of a topical anti-oxidant serum starts to become a necessity. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care recognises the benefits of topical anti-oxidant use, and makes use of Vitamin C in various forms to help provide this necessary protection.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E is the latest anti-oxidant offering from DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care, however, along with the excitement surrounding it’s launch into the DermaFix range of products, comes a question as to what the differences are between this new Vitamin C product, and the existing DermaFix Vitamin C Serum and ACC Vitamin C correctives. Why do we need another vitamin C form on our shelves? In order to understand the differences, let’s look at each one individually.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E
This scientific formulation provides the skin with a high dose of Vitamin C, long reputed as being a superior anti-oxidant, offering essential protection against free-radicals. This high concentration of Vitamin C further assists to prevent UV-induced hyperpigmentation, bringing with it skin lightening benefits. The inclusion of Ferulic Acid provides a potent “barrier” against the damaging effects of UV radiation while Vitamin E assists as an anti-inflammatory, reducing erythema and skin redness whilst improving skin moisturisation. Ferulic Acid further stabilises this formulation and prevents the oxidation of Vitamin C.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E has been formulated at the correct pH to allow workability into the skin, and is especially beneficial for clients who lead an outdoor lifestyle where exposure to UV radiation and pollution is unavoidable. Daily use of this skin brightening, anti-ageing booster offers up to 72 hours of anti-oxidant protection against the free-radicals that leads to skin ageing, working to brighten the skin as well as helping to improve cellular renewal. Apply after thorough cleansing, before the application of any additional products within the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care range.
Vitamin C Serum
This stabilised formulation combines the power of Vitamin C, for its anti-oxidant, skin brightening benefits, with Yarrow extract for its super-soothing anti-inflammatory benefit. The addition of Orange Peel extract provides further anti-oxidant protection whilst encouraging cellular regeneration and repair. DermaFix Vitamin C Serum is the perfect post advanced protocol add-on as it assists to supress hyperpigmentation arising as a result of inflammation often associated with these advanced protocols like chemical peeling and Microneedling.
ACC Vitamin C
ACC Vitamin C makes use of Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate or Stay C®. This stabilised form of Vitamin C has been approved for skin whitening and lightening, and is superior in action to that of a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide solution, meaning it is the perfect add-on for use alongside problematic skin types prone to breakouts. DermaFix ACC Vitamin C is liposome encapsulated meaning it penetrates effectively into the skin, and promotes the synthesis of Collagen type I and II within the fibroblasts, thereby firming the skin. Wound healing and DNA repair in the skin can be noted according to scientists who investigated the substances effect in human fibroblasts. ACC Vitamin C is perfect for use alongside Microneedling.
Whichever form of DermaFix vitamin C corrective you choose to incorporate into your DermaFix skin care routine, it is important to remember that while daily use of an anti-oxidant like DermaFix Ferulic + C + E provides a potent barrier of protection against free-radicals, it does not negate the daily use of DermaFix DermaShield SPF 40 / 50 High Protection UVA/UVB sunscreen. For more information on the above-mentioned products, please visit our website www.dermafix.co.za or call us directly on 0861 28 23 23.