What Can a Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Face Cream Do for You?

Wrinkles and aging are commonly thought of as linked, but they do not have to be. An anti-aging regimen that includes a vitamin C ester and DMAE face cream, can lift and tighten skin, and leave it smooth and radiant in appearance.

Vitamin C ester heals inflammation, one of the causes of aging, and is great for treating fine lines and wrinkles on sun-damaged skin.

DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, is a naturally occurring substance that has face-lift like abilities, without the dangers of surgery. And unlike surgery, a face cream with DMAE and vitamin C ester has the ability to improve skin’s texture.

Learn more about how a vitamin C ester and DMAE face cream can help improve your skin’s appearance.

How Does Vitamin C Ester Work?

Vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid, offers many benefits for the body, such as boosting the immune system and aiding in the formation of collagen.

Unfortunately, L-ascorbic acid is very acidic and is only water-soluble. That’s where vitamin C ester comes in. Dr. Perricone developed vitamin C ester so that the skin can reap the benefits of vitamin C ester without the irritation and inefficacy.

Vitamin C ester, or ascorbyl palmitate, is more effective for treating the skin because of its unique structure. Composed of L-ascorbic acid and palmitic acid, a fatty acid, vitamin C ester is both water- and fat-soluble, so the skin absorbs it easily. Its being fat-soluble is also important because this means vitamin C ester can reside in the cell membrane where it can protect the cell from free radical damage, one of the causes of aging.

Unlike vitamin C, vitamin C ester doesn’t irritate the skin, because it is non-acidic. This is noteworthy since regular vitamin C, although it has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, these effects are canceled out by the pro-inflammatory effects of the acid.

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How Does DMAE Work?

The best part about a DMAE face cream? It can quickly and dramatically improve the appearance of sagging, aging skin. Perfect for an increasingly instant-gratification seeking society.

DMAE, an antioxidant membrane stabilizer, can intersperse and become part of the cell plasma membrane because of its unique structure. When DMAE does this, the membrane becomes more able to resist stress, preventing the breakdown of the cell plasma membrane and resulting damage. Although DMAE is not an antioxidant, this effect it has on the cell plasma membrane is similar; like an antioxidant, DMAE prevents the production of arachidonic acid and pro-inflammatory chemicals. Further, DMAE helps cells expel waste and hold on to nutrients your skin and body need for optimal performance. DMAE also enhances the strength of other antioxidants.

DMAE triggers the synthesis and release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter which causes muscles to respond and contract. Acetylcholine “wakes up” muscles when it is released through nerve endings. As you age, so does the nervous system, and the body begins to produce less acetycholine. Further, acetycholine’s effect of the muscles decreases. But with improved eating habits and a DMAE supplement and face cream, you can increase the levels of active, and hence effective, acetylcholine to restore your muscle’s response.

With a DMAE face cream, acetylcholine production is increased, thereby triggering a response that tones the muscles, and can result in firmer, smoother skin while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. DMAE not only works within minutes, but can continue to firm skin over time.

The changes associated with aging may be unavoidable, but they can be treated with success, without invasive procedures or allergic reactions.

Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Face Cream Suggestions

Which Perricone treatment formulated with these two key sciences is right for you?

If you have a normal to dry skin type with fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and sun damage, consider Concentrated Restorative Treatment. This nighttime face cream is infused with therapeutic levels of vitamin C ester and DMAE.

This night treatment cream that helps to:

  • Promote collagen production
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brighten skin’s appearance
  • Decrease discoloration
  • Refine skin texture

For daytime, if you have normal to dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles, and need a base that won’t interfere with your makeup, try Face Finishing Moisturizer. This lightweight, rose-scented face cream not only includes vitamin C ester and DMAE, but also includes alpha lipoic acid, making a winning combination. Alpha lipoic acid, a universal antioxidant, boosts energy production in the skin, resurfacing skin texture, and fights free radical damage.

If both of these face creams sound right for you, they actually complement each other as part of an effective anti-aging regimen.

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  1. Hi I would like to try your vitamin C . I’ ve really bad case of pigmention on my face. Please help.

  2. please I need help I’m 65 wrinkles,drooping eyelids,large pores,acne scares . life has changed I can’t afford your products anymore I used them several years ago WONDERFUL please let me test some of your products as stress and age has my face in a mess. Thanks

  3. [...] Vitamin C Cream: I have been convinced of the effectiveness of applying Vitamin C cream since Dr Perricone wrote the book, “The Wrinkle Cure” many years ago. Vitamin C continues to be a workhorse for the production of collagen and protecting the skin. Dr Perricone produces a very effective product however it is far too expensive however Source Naturals has almost the exact ingredients for 70% less and we stock it at Nutrition World. For info on Vitamin C cream, log onto Dr. Perricone’s website. [...]

  4. Hello,
    I have never used your products before but I am turning 60 this year and would love to try your Vitamin C Ester DMAE serum….I’m starting to get more noticeable wrinkles and would like to see if this really works….thanks…………

  5. I am 57 years old and had cystic acne when younger. I have been on accutane which helped tremendously. I am now on a regime of cleocin, retin a and aczone. I heard on the Dr.Oz show that vitamin c for the face can be used with my acne products.I have minimal scarring and some wrinkles and would love to be a tester for your product!

  6. I have never used your products at this time. I read your book”The Wrinkle Cure” and will be ordering the DMAE and Vit C Ester products. I’m 73 years old, live in Palm Desert CA for the past year. I would like to be your product tester if I’m not too old. I have wrinkles but only one brown spots due to sun damage.

  7. I meant the Pore Eraser set. :-)

  8. I have been using the Pore Minimizer treatment for about a year. Just got the Vitamin C Ester 15 and the c ester eye serum. Would love to try Concentrated Restorative Treatment.

  9. I am a fan and junky for Dmae, I’ve been taking the supplement for 8 months and for the very first time this year I didn’t sun burn… not that I am a fun of sunbedding but being Sardinian and red head can be a dangerous coktail..
    Is there a DMAE + vit. C serum as well?
    love from Milano

  10. Hi, i watched the Dr. Oz show today with Dr, Perricone on it talking about DMAE. As it looks so expensive and as i would otherwise wait for a long time until all my other creams were used up, i am appealing to you to place me on the testing program because that way, i can see for myself whether it is a product living up to the hype. Please send me the gear you want tested and just to add that i am 65 but in great shape because of all the fresh foods i consume but also the exercise i do. I do need your help because as a teenager, i sustained scars on my face from a car accident with my dad driving.So i am always in need of help and advice as i am self conscious.

  11. I have used Ester C cream before and I do take a DMAE supplement but I would LOVE to try your cream! I am noticing bigger wrinkles at the tops of my cheeks right under my eyes which makes me sad – I am only 45 (soon to be 46). I’ve always looked younger than my age until the last couple of years and I really don’t like that! Please help me look at least 3 years younger than my age. Five or ten would be better! :-)

  12. I have been using the Face Finishing moisturizer on my 59-year-old skin for one month and am noticing quite a difference as far as brightness and smoothness are concerned. I would love to try the Concentrated Restorative Treatment for extra help with my deep wrinkles in the nasolabial fold area but cannot do so because of financial issues. Since i have basically tried almost everything on the market, I think I would certainly be a good judge as to what works and what is just part of the generalized “hype” out there. I would be honored to test any of Dr. Perricone’s products at any time.

  13. [...] DMAE face cream- Best rated anti wrinkle cream [...]

  14. Love the idea that something topical can reverse the signs of aging. I would love to become a Perricone tester. I am a 41yr old fitness instructor & mom of three. My skin takes a beating with all the sweat and strain. I would love to keep a youthful glow that matches my insides.

  15. I am interesting, in to buy DMAE CREAM by big cuantity, I am estetician, and I have my own bussiness. SPA in my Country Ecuador. Please let me know if it is possible. and how it is cost to sent Salinas Ecuador. Thank you for answer me Lucia di Donato.

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  17. I would love to test this product… I’m 39…

  18. I just turned 56 yesterday – with the uncertain economy, I want to look as young as possible in preparation for potential job searches in case of a layoff. I purchased your “The Wrinkle Cure” — of particular interest are alpha lipoic acid face cream and vitamin C ester containing DMAE. Would love to be a tester!

  19. I am a 57 years old and have been told that I do not look my age. However, I am seeing age lines and discoloration creeping up. I absolutely would love to be a tester. Please sign me up.

  20. I have read two of your beauty/nutrition books and would love to be a tester. I live in the heat and intense sun of Arizona, which
    ages your skin.

  21. I have heard alot about this and would love to try it. Thanks

  22. I am 49 years old and I am interested in DMAE cream. I heard about it on Dr. Oz and would love to be a tester. I always try to take good care of my skin and have heard great things about DMAE.

  23. I am 49 years old and I am interested in DMAE cream. I heard about it on Dr. Oz and would love to be a tester. If I like it, I am sure I will want to purchase it in the future. I have always tried to take care good care of my skin and am very interested in trying DMAE.