C E Ferulic Serum

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment

C E Ferulic serum is one of those serums that can be used to treat multiple skincare concerns.  The vitamin C is one of skincare’s highly effective anti-aging ingredients that helps to combat collagen degradation and oxidative stress.  It helps to maintain firm and youthful skin.  The vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from the common signs of aging such as: wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.  The ferulic acid helps to “stabilize the vitamin C and vitamin E which in return doubles their power as sun-protective agents and boosts their ability to stabilize free radicals”, according to Barbara R. Reed, a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, in Denver.

This serum is a highly-effective serum that is great for post-recovery laser treatments, inflamed skin, photo-damaged skin and aging skin.  Use as a serum before applying moisturizer.  With a more clinical scent and lighter shade of brown coloring, this serum is not to appease to the senses but to deliver rich and extremely beneficial ingredients deep into the skin.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum receives 5 Stars.



Vitamin C + Retinol Mask

vitamin CretinolmaskEmerginC’s Vitamin C + Retinol Mask is a great mask for firming, brightening, hydration and evening the skin tone.  Using a fan brush, apply the mask evenly  onto the face, neck and decollette.  There may be a slight tingling sensation felt on the skin when applied, this is caused from the active ingredients of the vitamin c and retinol.  The tingling sensation will dissipate after a little while on the skin.

While the mask is on the skin, the face will start to become tight and firm.  The tightening on the skin is my favorite sensation.  When I look in the mirror while the mask is on my skin, everywhere the mask is, my skin looks smooth and youthful, I wish it could look like that all the time. Leave on the skin for 10-15 minutes or until the mask becomes dry on the skin and remove with cool, damp cloth.

Removing the mask takes a little bit of time because it has to be removed gently.  Areas around the eyes and the nose are sensitive and feel a little irritated if removed harshly.  Keep in mind that these are active ingredients and are meant to cause cellular turnover which will cause the skin to be sensitive.

I would not recommend using this mask more than 2 times a week.  IF the skin becomes irritated and dry, lessen the amount of times of using the mask and also the length of time the mask sits on the skin.

This mask is a great mask for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation and a deep exfoliation.

Vitamin C + Retinol Mask by EmerginC receives 5 STARS.


I-Image Vital C

VITAL-C-line-1When it comes to skincare collections and pairing, I-Image has succeeded in creating the optimal anti-aging, vitamin C line.  Each and every one of their Vital C products are extremely beneficial to the skin carrying rich antioxidants that help to combat sun damage, rosacea, aging, and environmental stressors such as smoking and pollution.  There is not one that is better than the other, they all have their own purpose on the skin which is to act as a treatment to the skin by repairing it and acting as an anti-inflammatory for it.

I-Image has 7 products in there Vital C collection.  They are:

vital_c_hydrating_facial_cleanser1.  Hydrating Facial Cleanser.  A cleanser that does not foam but is a creamy cleanser, gentle on the skin and effectively removes dirt and grime from the skin.

vitalcantiagingserum2.  Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum.  A serum that is not water soluble.  Of lotion content, this serum helps to penetrate into the skin providing it with a rich light-weigh moisture.

imageskincarevitalchydratingrepaircreme3.  Hydrating Repair Cream.  This is a great cream to wear at night while your skin is repairing as you sleep.  Also great for skin that has had some sun exposure and a little red, it will help to soothe the mild sunburn.

vitalchydratingeyerecoverygel4.  Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel.  To help awaken and revitalize tired and overworked eyes.

imagehydratingenzymemasque25.  Hydrating Enzyme Mask.  Use this mask as an exfoliation.  Once applied, the skin may feel a little warm tingling.  The enzyme is eating away those dead skin cells allowing your skin to revitalize the new skin cells.

vital-c-hydrating-ace-serum6.  Hydrating Ace Serum.  This water-soluble serum penetrates deeper into the skin than the Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum.  For a great treatment for the skin.  Use the Hydrating Ace Serum first and layer it with the Hydrating Anit-Aging Serum.

hydratingintensemoisturizer7.  Hydrating Intense Moisturizer.  Heavier than the Hydrating Repair Cream, this cream is great for dry and rosacea prone skin.

*Notice that every product in the Vital C collection starts with the word, HYDRATING, each product helps to add moisture to the skin leaving it with a glowing, refreshed look and feel.

I-Image Vital C Collection receives 5 STARS.


emerginC vitamin C Serum

emerginCvitaminCI really like emerginC’s vitamin C serum for the skin.  I use this product on most all of my clients during a facial.  The water-soluble, stable vitamin C serum is great for all skin types.  Filled with vitamin C globules, the serum does not activate the vitamin C until it is pumped out of the container, bursting the globule.  Just pump 1-2 pumps in the palm of your hands and apply onto the skin allowing it to absorb onto the skin, then follow with an spf and/or moisturizer.

This serum can be used day and night.

emerginC vitamin C receives 5 stars.


Skin’s MVP Vitamin

vitamincinskincareWhen people ask me out of all the skincare products, which one would be the most important one to purchase?  I always respond by saying a vitamin C serum.  Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is the best all-around antioxidant for your skin.  It can be used on all skin types and has great benefits.

vitamin_c_refreshing_whitening_sunscreen_lotionBenefit One:  SUNSCREEN.

Vitamin C naturally helps to protect your skin from harmful UVB rays with its 10% ability to screen the sun from your skin.

5-Amazing-Vitamin-C-Benefits-for-SkinBenefit Two:  ANTI-AGING.

Vitamin C helps to promote collagen synthesis within the skin contributing to prevent premature aging and collagen loss.

Vitamin-C-Foods-For-Inflammation-ReliefBenefit Three:  INFLAMMATION.

Vitamin C when applied on the skin helps to soothe and calm down any redness within the skin.

man-applying-lotionBenefit Four:  REPAIRING.

Vitamin C helps to repair damage within the skin’s cells.

bright-skin-curly-black-hair-croppedBenefit Five:  BRIGHTENING.

Vitamin C because of its acid properties helps to brighten the skin and make it look revitalized and glowing.

Australian-Skin-Institute-Vitamin-C-resizedWith all these wonderful benefits for the skin, vitamin C to me is one of the M.V.P.’s (Most Valuable Product) in the skincare industry.