FutureDerm Vitamin C-Rich Moisturizer 12 for Normal to Oily Skin is designed to help improve the appearance of age spots, skin sallowness, and skin dullness in as few as 7-14 days.
This exclusive formula contains 10% vitamin C: 5% ascorbyl glucoside and 5% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
Ascorbyl glucoside breaks down into L-ascorbic acid and a sugar molecule that is quickly broken down in the skin. Because ascorbyl glucoside is broken down into L-ascorbic acid, preliminary studies of the molecule have shown it has the same functions as L-ascorbic acid: exhibiting high antioxidant activity, acting as a coenzyme for enzymes involved in collagen synthesis (namely prolyl and lysyl hydroxylase), and inhibiting the synthesis of melanin.
On the other hand, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has a higher pH than ascorbyl glucoside or L-ascorbic acid. As a result, it is less irritating and exfoliating for the skin than its acidic counterparts. In addition, according to a study published in Dermatologic Surgery, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate penetrates directly into the epidermis and dermis, acting both as an antioxidant and a direct stimulant of new collagen. (This is unlike other ascorbic acids that are released into the stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of the skin, and protect the skin only as an antioxidant.)
Using all of the most potent forms of vitamin C in a pH-optimized, stabilized formula and regimen is the best way to get the benefits of this proven ingredient.
Unlike FutureDerm Vitamin C-Rich Moisturizer 11, this moisturizer contains Dragocalm, a natural antihistamine that helps to relieve symptoms of sensitive skin, like redness and itching.
Each ingredient is carefully considered with respect to its impact on the overall pH of the moisturizer, ensuring that none of the ingredients are taken out of their optimal pH range for efficacy.
FutureDerm Vitamin C-Rich Moisturizer 12 for Normal to Oily Skin is also stabilized to maximize and prolong efficacy. The packaging is an opaque, airtight jar, which should not be opened during typical use. Pressing down the top of the jar three times dispenses the perfect amount of product for the face and neck for most individuals, and prevents the rich antioxidant formula from being exposed to light and air. For best results, store in a dark, cool place.
This super moisturizer is suitable for use after FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Serum or your favorite antioxidant serum in the AM, and after FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 at night.
How to Use
Apply a quarter-sized amount in the morning and evening after cleansing, toning (optional) and your favorite serum (optional). Follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 in the morning. See results in as few as 5 days!
Deionized Water (solvent), Glycerin (solvent), Butylene glycol (humectant, solvent), Tetrasodium EDTA (pH balancing), Carbomer (thickening agent), Hydrogenated lecithin (emulsifier), Behenyl alcohol (humectant, solvent), Palmitic acid (emulsifier), Trehalose (moisturizer), Ascorbyl glucoside (antioxidant), Potassium sorbate (preservative), Sodium benzoate (preservative), Sodium PCA (moisturizer), Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (emollient), C12-15 alkyl benzoate (emollient), Octyl palmitate (emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter) (moisturizer), Glyceryl stearate (emollient), Cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Squalane (moisturizer), Stearic acid (emulsifier), Bis-Diglyceryl polyacryladipate-2 (moisturizer), Sodium lauroyl lactylate (moisturizer), Triethanolamine (moisturizer), Ceramide NP (III) (barrier repair), Dimethicone (moisturizing), Tocopheryl acetate (antioxidant), Panthenol (antioxidant), Sodium hyaluronate (hydrating), Acerola Cherry fruit extract (moisturizing), Polyphosphorylcholine glycol acrylate (moisturizing), Dragocalm (calming agent), Tremella fuciformis (mushroom) extract (antioxidant), Larix sibirica (Siberian larch) tree extract (antioxidant), Hydroxyproline (moisturizing), Carpylyl glycol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Hexylene glycol (preservative)
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.