Vitamin C is the key element that makes Vivier products work successfully to improve the skin, fight the signs of aging and make dramatic improvements to skin conditions. Here are a few reasons why this ingredient is so critical to improving the health of your skin.
Vitamin C is a first-rate anti-aging ingredient
As a free radical scavenger and an anti-inflammatory, vitamin C increases collagen production and gives skin a healthy, youthful glow. The biggest challenge is that vitamin C is unstable—it naturally oxidizes and loses its efficacy.
My father, Jess Vivier, a Canadian chemist and founder of Vivier Pharma, believed that vitamin C offered powerful skincare benefits to improve aging skin and his efforts, along with extensive research and development, led to the creation of our Vivier® Vitamin C Serums.
Vivier Pharma set the standard by using only pharmaceutical grade L-Ascorbic Acid USP. The USP indicates that the substance is 99.9 per cent pure. When choosing a vitamin C, look for one with L-Ascorbic Acid. Your body doesn’t recognize other forms, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, so they must be converted to L-Ascorbic Acid by the body to be beneficial. Vivier’s® Vitamin C Serums are stable and able to maintain their efficacy. Exposed to air, vitamin C undergoes oxidation (the same process that causes an apple slice to turn brown). An oxidized vitamin C formulation becomes an oxidant instead of an antioxidant, which is harmful to the skin. The formulation and grade of vitamin C in its raw form determines the rate at which the formulation will oxidize. The colour of your vitamin C serum will indicate its stability.
The key to enhancing absorption is the Vivier® IntraDermal System IDS™. This unique delivery system allows the vitamin C and other key ingredients to penetrate in a controlled fashion and to be deposited where they are needed most. So, what will vitamin C do for your skin?
Protect your skin and help prevent wrinkles
Free radicals produced by UV rays (sunlight), cigarette smoke and pollution are the main contributors to premature aging. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, helps reduce the signs of aging and has been shown to protect against and reduce the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun. Vitamin C will work in synergy with a good sunscreen to protect from the sun’s harmful rays and help prevent premature wrinkles.
Help restore collagen and repair skin damage
Aging skin loses its elasticity, strength and thickness because collagen production is diminished. Vitamin C helps restore collagen in three ways:
- It stimulates the collagen-producing cells
to produce more
- It acts as a catalyst in the production of collagen
- It helps your body make high-quality collagen
Vitamin C can help fade uneven skin tone, brown spots and age spots and reduce melanin formation for blemish-free skin. With daily use of vitamin C, you will notice your skin texture become smoother and firmer to the touch. Skin becomes more hydrated and you’ll have visibly less wrinkles and beautiful healthy, luminous skin.
Mike Vivier is a dedicated senior executive who has built a successful 17-year career in the medical aesthetics market. Mike is passionate about health, wellness and aesthetics, and his philosophy is that excellent skincare products must start with a harmonious balance of quality ingredients, exclusive technology and proven science to achieve superior results.