About High Octane Vitamin C Serum
What You Need To Know About Our TRIPLE Vitamin C Serum
Protect your skin's DNA [1,2] with both traditional L-ascorbic Vitamin C, newer Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
This product is going to be VERY different than any other vitamin C you may have seen or tried. Right off the bat we want to tell you what to expect!
Texture - By offering you a water free product, you will notice a "powdery" texture that is very unusual to many people. We feel it has a very "silky" "slippery" feel... but some will say it has a "gritty" texture. Call it what you will.. . just rub it in and it will dissipate into your skin. If you are having troubles with that - you are using too much.
Consistency - This can also be described as a "gelatinous" serum. The thought of a jello comes to mind for many people. This is the nature of this product. You will find this can range from a thinner "jelly" to a thicker one. Both are normal and the product can change as it sits.
The easiest way to protect your skin from UVA & UVB rays damaging effects is by using a topical vitamin c every single day. Every moment you delay invites cellular damage, wrinkles, lax skin and pigmentation problems.
What does Vitamin C do for your skin?
Vitamin C is well known for its ability to...
- Protect your skin from UVA & UVB damages. [3,7]
- Protect your face from the effects of aging. 
- Neutralize free radicals prior to causing damage. [1,2,6]
- Stimulate collagen production. [1,2,3]
- Increase the skin's moisture/glycosaminoglycans. 
- Improve pigmentation issues. [4,11]
- Increase elasticity. 
- Reduce fine lines. 
- Minimize the height of atrophic scars when used with silicone gel. 
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate has the following properties:
- Deeply penetration [13,14, 15]
- Synthesizes collagen. 
- Scavenges free radicals 
- Inhibits melanogeneses and tyrosinase activity [4,11, 15]
- Prevention of cell damage
- Activates the fibroblasts [4,8]
- Reduces comedo formation and inflammation in acne
AAP Vitamin C is known for
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Skin lightening, brightening.
- Greatly minimized age spots.
- Healing inflammation.
- Biosynthesis of collagen increased by over 140%
- Age spot reduction. *Slows melanin production.
- Protects skin barrier.
- Attracts moisture to the skin from the environment.
Dermatologists state that Vitamin C Serum should be an integral part of your daily regimen.
What Makes Platinum Skin Care's Vitamin C the best?
We know you are looking for the best Vitamin C serum, and we have worked very hard to create it for you. Our water-free High Octane Vitamin C Serum is a light, almost powdery serum that is easily spreadable. It contains stable, time-tested L-Ascorbic Acid and newer, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. The mixture of these three C's will be able to push our antioxidant's power full throttle.
"Studies at Tulane University, among others, have found it can increase collagen production, protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays, correct pigmentation problems, and improve inflammatory skin conditions. The key, however, may be the type of vitamin C used. To date, most of the research points to the L-ascorbic acid form as the most potent for wrinkle relief". 
Our serum will be fresh and active for at least 1 full year! High Octane Vitamin C will remain its natural light creamy color, and stay potent and perfect for months and months. Never worry about refrigeration or brown smelly serums again.
Is there a reason why you didn’t include vitamin c in your Fade Bright serum? Does it cancel out any of the other ingredients?
Yes indeed. Alcohol is not a good base for Vitamin C, and our melanin inhibitor Fade Bright, is in an alcohol base. Actually, water isn't a great base for vitamin C either. Yes, it is "water-soluble", but it will also go bad (turn rancid) in around 3-4 months time. Our High Octane Vitamin C Serum is created without water or alcohol. This makes our C good for 1 year or more. We find that it is much better to layer the products than have them together in one. You will get better results when the ingredients are in their proper vehicles. So for the strongest pigmentation treatment we suggest Fade Bright as your first layer and then High Octane as your second. Follow that with SPF 50 of course!
Can you apply niacinamide and Vitamin C together?
Research shows that you're safe to mix both niacinamide and vitamin C, either together in the same product or combined from different products. There is very outdated information from the 1960's that has been shown to be not valid in today's circumstances.
Why Should I Choose a Water-Free Formulation?
Water-based vitamin C formulations all have the same issue. They are not stable bases for L-ascorbic acid. Have you ever purchased a liquid vitamin c product (even in an amber bottle), used it for about a month - carefully putting it in a cupboard for safe keeping, and then noticed the color getting darker by the day? It will be completely useless, and smelly, by day 90.* *If it is fresh and has not been sitting in a storage facility for many months prior to delivery. If it has been sitting there for 30-45 days prior to your receiving it, ... well you won't get even the 3 months usage from that bottle.
How Does Vitamin C Work as an Antioxidant?
People throw around the words "free radicals" and "antioxidants" every day. Maybe you are not sure exactly what that means, so we would like to educate you a bit here at Platinum.
Absolutely everything is made of molecules. You, me and the trees, we are all just molecules. These molecules are made out of atoms, and the atoms are made from pairs of electrons. The problem arises when an atom turns up missing an electron. Missing electrons happen every day. Breathing, UV exposure, pollution and even smoking all destroy electron bonds. After a bond is broken, the single odd ball electron is now considered a free radical.
Unfortunately for our skin, free radicals are very unstable and will try to grab another electron to gain their stability again. They generally attack the nearest stable molecule to steal an electron. When that molecule now loses its electron, it too becomes a free radical, beginning a domino effect. Once the process is started, it can cascade, finally resulting in the destruction of a living cell.
What Does Free Radical Damage Look Like?
Free radicals damage everything they contact. They contribute to photo-aging by causing oxidative stress to cells in all layers of the skin. They disrupt proper cell function and prevent proper cellular repairs. This allows for prolific cellular damage, decay and abnormal cellular growth.
Unbalanced electron damages can appear on your skin in numerous forms. Pigmentation, or brown spotting is probably the most common complaint. But broken blood vessels and skin that is slack and loose from damaged elastin is a close second. Free radicals can also break down collagen fibers and thus stimulate new wrinkles.
Let’s look up close to a fiber of collagen. Collagen is made up of numerous atoms and electrons all perfectly balanced. If a free radical was created by your sun tanning this afternoon, it is going to search out another electron. If it grabs one from your collagen fiber, NOW your fiber is damaged and there are more free radicals running around anew. When there end up being several damages, the collagen becomes dysfunctional and loses its elastic quality. Now you have loose skin and (with your constant tanning/smoking/…) most likely spotting and excess wrinkles. Let’s stop the damages before they occur!
How Can Vitamin C Stop Free Radicals From Damaging My Skin?
Vitamin C is a very powerful and well researched antioxidant that can stop the damages before they happen. It is considered a scavenger, with the single minded goal to prevent cell and tissue damages. It can neutralize the free radicals by donating one of its own electrons. This in effect ends the electron stealing attacks. *Vitamin C never becomes a free radical after donating electrons because it is stable in any form. Your answer to free radicals is Vitamin C!
What percentage of Vitamin C does my skin need?
There are many C serums out there with super high percentages. Platinum Skin Care is all about that! But with vitamin C, we take a different stand. Topical Vitamin C provides more than twenty times the amount of Vitamin C found in normal skin, so extremely high percentages are quite wasteful and will not be absorbed and utilized. A topical application should be around 10% or so. Ours has 10% L-ascorbic plus the aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate plus an additional 10% of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. This is really "over the top"... but we know how our customers like their products and we always deliver!
Since the amount of Vitamin C that penetrates into your skin is directly correlated with the acidity of the C, we have set ours appropriately low (2.5pH). You will find that our Serum will deliver the maximum amount of this essential topical vitamin into the skin with just a slight amount of irritation/tingling.
High Octane Vitamin C will help to protect your skin from UVA & UVB rays damaging effects. *Ultraviolet light exposure depletes up to two-thirds of your skin's Vitamin C stores. These levels cannot be re-obtained by ingestion of Vitamin C! They can only be reached with a topical application.
Skin inflammations have been reported to be alleviated by topical use of Vitamin C on ultraviolet radiation-induced erythema. This same study also showed a protective effect on the inflammatory response when applied, even after sun exposure from ultraviolet sunburn. Applied daily, our serum will help to protect your skin from UVA & UVB rays damaging effects. It will stimulate collagen production, improve skin's tone and texture, improve pigmentation issues and increase elasticity of the skin. Many studies have shown a daily application of Vitamin C to be extremely helpful in the control of acne! Apply in the a.m. after cleansing and toning.
Vitamin C for skin. Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Shirley Madhere and Dr. Leif Rogers agree that a daily, topical application of L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) facial is the #1 way to turn the clock back on your face. It can also be mixed with other anti-aging ingredients! Read on...
- Apply our Vitamin C serum on skin for best results.
- Exfoliate with AHA's (Cleansers or Toners) before application of Vitamin C for best penetration.
- Apply Vitamin C in the morning - before any other creams.
- For an anti-aging - PUNCH - apply a Retinoid Serum in the evenings to complement the l-ascorbic acid.
You do not need to refrigerate our Vitamin C serum product. It will retain its freshness up to 1 year under "normal conditions" due to the fact that it is water free! Please keep in a dark cupboard and away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Our serum is so smooth and luxurious some might think it resembles a cream more than a serum. Well that is just the way we like it! The most luxurious serum you have ever used!
How Do You Use Vitamin C Serum?
Even though our C is a bit thicker, it is still considered a serum. In order of application serums always go on prior to creams. We suggest applying any thinner serums first, then apply High Octane.
Apply to freshly cleansed skin 1-2x daily. *A mild warming/tingling is normal from the low pH level of the acid. *Alternate application method: You may mix this Vitamin C Serum with other serums or creams and apply at once. An excellent suggestion is a dab of High Octane mixed with 1 pump of Nano Hyaluronic Acid & Stem Cell Serum.
STEP 1: CLEANSER
Anti-Aging Lactic Cleanser
Revitalizing Glycolic Cleanser
STEP 2: TONERS/ALCOHOL/ACID BASED PRODUCTS
Purify Revitalizing 6-in1 Toner
STEP 3: WATER BASED SERUMS
Dr. Platinum Potions
High Octane Vitamin C [am]
Lucky Potion No 9
Fusion A [pm]
Copper Serums [pm]
STEP 4: EYE PRODUCTS
Eyelift Caffeine Roller
Platinum Eyes Restoration Therapy
STEP 5: CREAMS
Derma Snap 8LM
Vitamin B Complex
Acne Drying Lotion
STEP 6: OILS
Pure Emu Oil
Essentials Healing Blend
STEP 7: SUN BLOCK
Cyclomethicone, Isododecene, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, L-Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer 3, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Octyl Cocoate, Phenyltrimethicone, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Lecithin, Glycolipids, Phenoxyethanol. 30ml/1oz.
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2. Topically Applied Vitamin C Enhances the mRNA Level of Collagens I and III, Their Processing Enzymes and Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinase 1 in the Human Dermis 1. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 1 Part of this work was presented in poster form at the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, March 10–15, 2000. Betty V. Nusgens,Alain C. Colige,Charles A. Lambert,Charles M. Lapière,Philippe Humbert,André Rougier,Marek Haftek,Alain Richard,Pierre Creidi
3. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Juliet M. Pullar, Anitra C. Carr, and Margreet C. M. Vissers: 23 Ways to reduce wrinkles PMCID: PMC5579659
4. Double-Blind, Half-Face Study Comparing Topical Vitamin C and Vehicle for Rejuvenation of Photodamage. Richard E. Fitzpatrick MD, Elizabeth F. Rostan MD *10% Lascorbic, 7% THDA.
5. Sodium l-ascorbate enhances elastic fibers deposition by fibroblasts from normal and pathologic human skin. J. Dermatol. Sci. 2014;75:173–182. Hinek A., Kim H.J., Wang Y., Wang A., Mitts T.F.
6. Ozone-induced damage in 3D-kkin model is prevented by topical vitamin C and vitamin E compound mixtures application. J. Dermatol. Sci. 2016;82:209–212. Valacchi G., Muresan X.M., Sticozzi C., Belmonte G., Pecorelli A., Cervellati F., Demaude J., Krol Y., Oresajo C.
7. Vitamin C compound mixtures prevent ozone-induced oxidative damage in human keratinocytes as initial assessment of pollution protection. Valacchi G., Sticozzi C., Belmonte G., Cervellati F., Demaude J., Chen N., Krol Y., Oresajo C.
8. Gene expression profiling reveals new protective roles for vitamin C in human skin cells. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2009;46:78–87. Duarte T.L., Cooke M.S., Jones G.D.
9. Ascorbic acid stimulates production of glycosaminoglycans in cultured fibroblasts. Exp. Mol. Pathol. 1990;53:1–10. Kao J., Huey G., Kao R., Stern R.
10. The role of vitamin C in pushing back the boundaries of skin aging: An ultrasonographic approach. Clin. Cosmet. Investig. Dermatol. 2015;8:463–470. Crisan D., Roman I., Crisan M., Scharffetter-Kochanek K., Badea R.
11. Inhibition of UVR-induced tanning and immunosuppression by topical applications of vitamins C and E to the skin of hairless (hr/hr) mice. Pigment Cell Res. 2000;13:89–98. Quevedo W.C., Jr., Holstein T.J., Dyckman J., McDonald C.J., Isaacson E.L.
12. Improved scar appearance with combined use of silicone gel and vitamin C for Asian patients: A comparative case series. Aesthet. Plast. Surg. 2013;37:1176–1181. Yun I.S., Yoo H.S., Kim Y.O., Rah D.K.
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