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Monday, January 4, 2010

Dr. Brandt – “C” Gel

Dr. Brandt – “C” Gel

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. NOT ALL Vitamin C serums are created equal. You do need to use vitamin C everyday. If you have issues with your makeup lasting all day, then you should check out the Dr. Brandt C Gel. This Vitamin C will make your makeup look better and stay on longer. The Dr. Brandt C Gel has a nice, smooth texture and I just love that it also doubles as a makeup primer.

c-gelsmallIf you’re not sure why you need a Vitamin C serum everyday, then, let me remind you. Vitamin C Serum might be the single most important product to add to your daily skincare regimen. Vitamin C serum will protect you against the harmful effects of the sun, as well as work to fight free radicals with its potent antioxidant. It is the best anti-aging ingredient, as it stimulates your collagen production. One of the pluses of the Dr. Brandt C Gel is that it has a silicone texture which leaves the skin feeling silky and smoother.

When looking to purchase a Vitamin C Serum, you need to pay close attention to the concentration of Vitamin C contained in the product. Be very cautious when looking at most lotions or moisturizers as they have such a small amount of Vitamin C, it’s usually just enough so they can claim it is in the product, but in the end their product will offer little to no benefit to your skin. Don’t throw your dollars away on a supposed deal; don’t get caught up in the “Madoff Effect”. If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably isn’t all that effective.

A good Vitamin C is expensive to manufacture, because the C formula tends to be unstable. A good stable vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or a good Vitamin C derivative (ascorbyl palmitate and magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate) costs around $80 to $125. Most Vitamin C formulas are highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation, which is so necessary to remove surface dead skin cells. And, a good “C” will give you added stimulation for collagen cell formation, which will give you a more youthful appearance as it will reduce your fine lines and wrinkles.

Overall, a good Vitamin C serum packs a powerful punch for the skin.

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