June 27, 2016

Brighten up with vitamin C serum from Obagi System, Dr Renaud and Avon Anew - and protect with Coppertone!

You probably already take a vitamin C in pill form which is great for a lot of things but unfortunately, very little of it is reaching your skin. Which is too bad because skin really needs it - vitamin C is the main nutrient involved in collagen synthesis and the main anti-oxidant in your skin - you can't produce collagen without it. And since vitamin C levels in your skin start dropping in your late 20's and continue to decline as you get older it's really important to start your skin on a vitamin c regime now in order to avoid sagging skin and sun damage later. 

Here are a few great products to get some C in your skin:

Obagi System Professional-C 15% Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $99 - offers high performance brightening for most skin types with a formula containing L-ascorbic acid to help defend against the visible signs of skin aging. Just apply 5 to 7 drops in the morning before sunscreen and makeup to face, neck and chest - don't be surprised if there is some light tingling!

Available from select dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professinals - to find an Obagi skin care physician in your area call 1-855-904-4884, and press option 2. A customer service representative from Medicis Aesthetics (a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals) will be happy to assist you in finding a skin care physician near you.
Laboratoire Dr Renaud C+10 Serum - 30ml - $110 - with a stable, 10% vitamin C formula combined with Uxaxine Technology that helps correct and prevent signs of skin aging related to the environment and helps skin to better defend itself against the daily abuse of the elements to make skin look visibly younger and firmer with improved texture and increased radiance and an evened out complexion.

Available at aestheticians across Canada - to find one near you visit ldrenaud.com/en/find-an-institute.
Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum - 30ml - $32 - with a patented formula that contains a high concentration of 10% pure vitamin C which protects skin from sun, pollution and other aggressors - for skin that looks smoother and clearer, more even toned in just 2 weeks.

Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
One thing to keep in mind - vitamin C will make you very sensitive to sunlight so make extra sure you are wearing your sunscreen - if you avoid wearing it because you don't like the heavy feel of an extra layer then you need to try:

Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion Face SPF 30 - 59ml - $8.49 - with a lightweight, moisturizing formula that feels clean and light and makes a great base for makeup. It's water resistant up to 80 minutes, great for any skin type, even sensitive and won't clog pores or cause breakouts so acne prone skin is also good to go!

Available at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

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