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Ishtar products with vitamin C

Vitamin C is the number one googled skincare ingredient of 2020. Its popularity is down to its effectiveness. Vitamin C is present in the dermis and epidermis. However, as we get older, vitamin C levels in the skin deplete, and topical products can help our skin feel and look better.

What are the benefits of vitamin C for the skin?

Due to both intrinsic and extrinsic influences, our skin tone becomes uneven. It could be down to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun spots caused by sun damage. Regardless of the cause, vitamin C is effective in brightening the skin. It also prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from occurring in the first place (by turning off the inflammatory response that triggers it).

Likewise, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and it photoprotects the skin against UV light damage. It protects the skin against free radical damage. It bears mentioning you shouldn’t use vitamin C instead of sunscreen but rather combine the two for maximum effect. Not only does vitamin C protects against photoaging, but it also helps repair the already existing damage.

Oxidative damage is the primary cause of skin aging. It is both intrinsic (natural) and caused by photodamage. Vitamin C is one of the vital components in collagen synthesis. It boosts both collagen production and proliferation of fibroblasts. With continued use, it prevents signs of aging and keeps the skin firm.

Types of vitamin C in topical products

L-ascorbic acid is one of the most popular forms of vitamin C. It has a ton of research to back up its effectiveness. But, it is tricky to formulate with. When exposed to sun and air, it oxidises and breaks down. If you decide on L-ascorbic acid serum, make sure the packaging is either an airless pump container or a tube. Likewise, Ferulic acid and vitamin E extend the life and the effectiveness of vitamin C.

Other forms of vitamin C include (among others) Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. All of these are stable forms of vitamin C, have skin-soothing properties, and are non-irritating.

Ishtar products with vitamin C

Perfect and Glow Vitamin C serum

What is it?

Perfect and Glow Vitamin C serum is an antioxidant serum. It has a light aqueous texture and absorbs instantly. The formula is designed to play well with any other skincare product in your regime.

What’s in it?

Perfect and Glow Vitamin C serum contains vitamin C Rovisomes with Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Rovisomes are the next generation liposomes, tiny lipid spheres filled with vitamin C. The vitamin C molecule retains its stability and potency for longer, and it is released in the layers of the epidermis.

Our formula also contains Peptide P3, which is considered a non-acidic alternative to skin resurfacing. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens out the skin tone, and improves hydration. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is a “super antioxidant” that reduces antioxidative damage which leads to early signs of aging. It also conditions and soothes the skin. Silver Vine extract improves the skin’s translucency and, as a result, the skin appears brighter.

What does it do?

Consider Perfect and Glow Vitamin C serum as a vitamin C supplement for the skin. It brightens, boosts collagen synthesis, fades hyperpigmentation, and helps protect the skin against free radical damage.

Who is it for?

Perfect and Glow is suitable for all skin types and all ages.

EFA ProRepair facial oil

What is it?

ProRepair is a light facial oil formulated to layer well with other products from our range.

What’s in it?

ProRepair facial oil has a couple of outstanding active ingredients.
5% Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate (also known as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) is a stable ester of vitamin C. It is an active that is effective at low percentages and has anti-inflammatory benefits. It fades hyperpigmentation and supports collagen synthesis.

The second active ingredient is 2% Tocoretinate-10, a retinoic acid ester. It bonds retinoic acid with vitamin E. That way, you get the benefits of retinoic acid without the irritation. Likewise, vitamin E boosts the activity of vitamin C by a staggering 400%.
The formula also includes Tomato Seed oil, rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, and a blend of botanical CO2 extracts to promote skin’s suppleness and elasticity.

What does it do?

ProRepair facial oil fades hyperpigmentation and targets the signs of aging.

Who is it for?

Due to the nature of the formula, ProRepair facial oil suits all skin types (including breakout-prone and sensitive).

Hydraplus cream

What is it?

Hydraplus Cream is a light and soothing repair cream.

What’s in it?

Hydraplus combines organic 5% Oat Beta Glucan with 5% Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate). Beta Glucan is a polysaccharide and humectant that not only attracts and holds the moisture in the skin but also reduces inflammation and protects the skin against bacteria. MSM boosts the skin’s repair function, while organic Chamomile and Calendula soothe the skin.

What does it do?

Hydraplus cream improves the skin’s repair function and boosts the levels of Hyaluronic acid in the skin.

Who is it for?

Hydraplus cream is best suited for normal, dry, and sensitive skin.

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