An antioxidant powerhouse, this potent serum is armed with 20% vitamin C and is super-charged with ferulic acid, which increases its free radical fighting ability. This concentrated blend is also enriched with vitamins B and E, which boosts natural defense against damaging oxidation caused by pollution, toxins, and other environmental stressors.
Ferulic Acid – A plant-based antioxidant found in the cell walls of grains, ferulic acid effectively neutralizes free radicals that could otherwise cause premature aging. It also stabilizes vitamin C and enhances the nourishing benefits of vitamin E.
Vitamin C (20% L-Ascorbic Acid) – Vitamin C in its most efficacious form, L-Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant.It is known for its ability to brighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation and effectively defend from oxidative stress.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – A hydrophobic molecule, meaning a molecule that is not water soluble, Tocopherol restores hydration by nourishing the lipid barrier and preventing the evaporation of existing moisture, known as transepidermal water loss, orTEWL. It also acts as an antioxidant and is highlighted by its stabilizing abilities in this formula.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) – Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide can improve the appearance of enlarged pores, brighten dull skin, as well as defend against environmental toxins. Niacinamide also has a hydrophilic molecular structure, meaning it attracts water from its environment.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) – This form of Provitamin B5 is a hydrophilic, or water absorbing, humectant and conditioner that works to pull in and bind moisture to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) – Known for its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that draws moisture into the skin.
Sodium PCA – Sodium PCA is a naturally occurring humectant that is a derivative of amino acids. It is known to be hygroscopic, or able to absorb water from the air, making it an excellent hydrating ingredient.
Glycerin – Glycerin is a humectant that works by balancing moisture levels, helping skin feel smoother and softer.
Courtney’s Application Recommendations: Ferulic + C Drops may be used both morning and/or evening – although Sykes highly recommends utilizing within the morning routine in order to capitalize on the antioxidant benefits that boost the skin’s sun protection. Allow to dry in completely prior to applying makeup in the morning.