Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C+++ Serum 15% is a made to order Vitamin C serum featuring L-ascorbic acid plus an arsenal of antioxidants, moisturizing and other skin beneficial ingredients. L-ascorbic acid is a highly effective form of Vitamin C that is backed by the most clinical studies of any form of Vitamin C to support its use in skin care. We are very excited to share this product with you!
If you have sensitive skin, please consider our Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C+++ 10% Serum, which contains the same active ingredients but a lower concentration of L-ascorbic acid - 10% - which may be better suited to your skin care needs.
Why Apothekari Bespoke?
Because each Apothekari Bespoke treatment is manufactured by our compounding pharmacy when you place your order, you can be assured that the treatment you receive is stable, active and safe to use. This is especially important with L-ascorbic acid because while it is the form of Vitamin C backed by the most clinical research, it can be unstable if formulated incorrectly.
Each bottle has a best before use of 6 months, which will be indicated on your bottle. We recommend that you order a new bottle when you have finished your supply. Used as recommended, one 30 ml/1 fl oz bottle should last between 3 to 6 months. It is not necessary, but you can refrigerate your serum if you wish.
Clinical studies have shown that L-ascorbic acid (plus the other actives in Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C+++ 15%) can do the following for your skin:
- Exfoliate (due to its acidity)
- Restore elasticity to aging skin
- Promote collagen synthesis
- Protect against UV damage caused by free radicals
- Reduce skin redness
- Promote wound healing
- Lighten and brighten skin tone (by suppressing melanin synthesis)
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and in our Bespoke treatment, it is supported by a range of highly effective antioxidants, which not only help to stabilize Vitamin C, but also deliver benefits of their own.
Here's the science behind the ingredients:
- Glycerin: Moisturizes.
- Hyaluronic acid: Moisturizes. Also helps with skin repair.
- Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant. Protects against UVB damage. May help protect against cancer. Helps stabilize ascorbic acid.
- Phloretin: Antioxidant. Inhibits elastase activity (enzyme that breaks down elastin - the protein that allows skin to stretch). May help protect against cancer.
- Pomegranate Seed Oil: Cold pressed from the seeds of pomegranate, with high concentration of fatty acids. Moisturizes. Antioxidant. May help to protect against cancer.
- Tocotrienols and Vitamin E Oil: Vitamin E complex. Antioxidant which protects against free radicals and helps stabilize Vitamin C.
- Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract: Antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins including Phytosterols, Ellagic Acid, Ursolic Acid, Polyphenols, Anthocyanidins to help nourish skin.
- Astaxanthin: Antioxidant. Free radical protection, anti-inflammatory.
- Lycopene: Antioxidant. Free radical protection. May be cancer protective.
- Lutein: Antioxidant. May provide protection against UV-induced redness, inflammation, and wrinkling of the skin. Helps maintain skin hydration, smoothness, and elasticity.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): Antioxidant. Helps with proper cell functioning.
*Please note that due to the high concentration of actives in this serum, that you may notice small flecks or settling of ingredients. This is normal and does not affect the safety or efficacy of this product. We have chosen to formulate without the addition of chemicals that may help it to stay in solution, but which may increase skin sensitivity or cause allergic reactions. Gently shake the serum prior to each use to distribute the active ingredients.*
Shake gently prior to use. Apply a thin layer of serum each morning to face, neck, and décolleté, keeping away from the eyes.
This is a low pH product so usage will depend on individual tolerance. Cut back on usage if you feel any discomfort.
Note: Use Sunscreen as skin sensitivity may be increased.
Water, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ferulic Acid, Phloretin, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, D-Alpha-Tocopherol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Beta Carotene, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Juice Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pomegranate Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid.