When Dr. Perricone studied the potential antioxidant effect of vitamin C applied to the skin, he found that in its natural state, it doesn’t make a very effective treatment. Any benefits were outweighed by the fact that vitamin C breaks down, losing efficacy quickly, and can irritate skin. He set out to discover a new formulation that could harness the potential benefits of vitamin C while conquering these shortcomings.
This led to the development of vitamin C ester, a non-irritating and effective substance that provides several skin benefits including:
- Improves firmness and elasticity due to its antioxidant properties
- Decreases lines, wrinkles, and discoloration
- Increases in skin firmness and radiance
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After developing vitamin C ester, Dr. Perricone first tested it on sunburn and psoriasis, the same conditions he’d originally used to evaluate the efficacy of natural vitamin C. To test the effects of vitamin C ester cream on sunburn, Dr. Perricone produced a small area of sunburn on the subjects’ forearms. Subjects then applied one cream that contained vitamin C ester or one that did not every four hours. Within a few days, the sunburns of participants who used vitamin c ester cream had almost completely healed, while those using the placebo cream stayed red for several days longer.
Next, Dr. Perricone studied the effects of vitamin C ester cream on psoriasis. Caused by a disease of the immune system, psoriasis is a condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin. Dr. Perricone had patients apply a cream either with or without vitamin C ester on the affected areas for eight weeks. After the eight week period, patients using the cream containing vitamin C ester saw an improvement in the areas of skin affected by psoriasis.
These results showed vitamin C ester could be an effective treatment for seriously damaged skin. Dr. Perricone also believes the substance can help with more common skin problems related to aging and sun damage.
Dr. Perricone particularly recommends vitamin C ester creams and treatments for people with the following skin care concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkle formation on severely sun damaged skin
- Sagging skin that is losing firmness because of lost or damaged collagen
- Sunburned, inflamed, or irritated skin
The non-irritating properties of vitamin C ester cream makes it a safe way to treat damaged skin while providing a potent antioxidant benefit. Vitamin C ester cream does more than just treat damaged skin. Many of Dr. Perricone’s products include the substance because of the more general skin benefits it provides. It helps to fight free radical damage, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.
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Patients who have used vitamin C ester creams have reported numerous benefits, including:
- Reduced puffiness around the eyes
- Firmer, tighter skin
- Diminished appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Fewer skin discolorations
- More radiant, glowing skin
Because of its versatile effects, vitamin C ester is found in many of Dr. Perricone’s topical creams and products, including:
- Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum
- Concentrated Restorative Treatment
- Amine Complex Face Lift
Creams and treatments containing vitamin C ester are safe and skin-compatible. They’re a great way to use the antioxidant properties of vitamin C to help repair and protect the skin, and the Perricone coupons available will protect your pocketbook as well.