Vitamin C Ester Cream

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

This article will discuss:

Dr. Perricone’s studies on vitamin C ester cream

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.

Effects of vitamin C ester creams

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.


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20 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I would love to try these products

  2. i would love to try the cream n market it to my customers in states and asia

  3. I would like become a tester.

  4. I have been using LaRoche Posay Active C and was told Dr. Perricone’s Vitamin C-ester is a better product. How so?

  5. I would love to become a Perricone tester. I am 54 years old and concerned with my aging skin. I use to love and soak up the sun but now I realize the negative effects that it has cause. Thank you for your consideration to become a Perricone tester.


    Jackie Friedman

  6. would love to try some samples..

  7. would love to try some samples.i have spent a lot of money on promises of wrinkle reduction.

  8. I’m interested in trying Ester C on my 54 yr old skin!

  9. I learned a lot from this article. Ester C seems to be a wonder anti oxidant. I live near the beach and have suffered my share of sunburns. Something to help them heal faster would be great. Thanks.

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  11. I have bigs underneath my eyes. I would like to try Perricone prodcuts that can effectively improvement my conditions. Thank you for considering me.

  12. I am currently reading Dr Perricone’s book ‘The Wrinkle Cure’ and love the whole philosophy of antioxidants in our everyday diet as well as the topical creams. As a healthy woman with laughter lines developing I would love to become a tester to try these products, so I may look to aging gracefully! Thank you!

  13. I have been a loyal user of Dr Perricone’s Amine Complex Face Lift for many years. I’ve loved how it has brightened my skin and helped in fading my sun discolorations. Recently, I’ve sampled the new Perricone product, High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift and was amazed that it improved my aging, sun damaged skin even more. My skin remains tight, even after washing it at the end of the day, and feels so soft. The worsening, deep wrinkles that I have had around my eyes are even disappearing! The extra amounts of DMAE and Vitamin C Ester in this product definately make a difference on my sun damaged skin. I would never purchase any other skin care line other than Dr’s Perricone’s!

  14. This really sounds interesting. I never knew that Vit c was that versatile

  15. It is nice to see the dr doing such detailed research. Think most of us have seen or tried products with Vitamin C, but it sounds like this product has added ingredients to make it more effective. I would be interested in trying!!

  16. Hello
    Have been trying to take better care of myself as am caring ffor my mother and 2 teens and am going to find time and activities for me to enjoy. So face and body skin care as well as internal health has been part of my ongoing. Made muffins and trout for breakfast with herb tea.
    Good ideas would be wellcome.
    Thank you

  17. It’s interesting and helpful to read about the different products.

  18. I am always excited about products that benefit sun-damaged skin! Can’t wait to try it.

  19. Very interesting, because I have a Vitamin C Serum from another company that I have used for a while, and I really have not seen anything major in my skin after using that specific product, so its good to know that the vitamin C ester works better with the skin.

  20. This is a really great article on the vitamin C ester cream. I didn’t realize it would have a greater effect than regular C but it looks like by the studies it shows some really promising results.