DMK Direct Delivery Vitamin C
DMK Direct Delivery Vitamin C
Direct Delivery Vitamin C is a highly potent serum with strong anti-aging and antioxidant properties which is key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength. Direct Delivery Vitamin C also inhibits and brightens pigmentation.
Regarded as one of our most powerful skin rebuilding tools, Direct Delivery Vitamin C is designed to help produce new collagen in the skin by stimulating the amino acids in the fibroblast cells. By focusing on the powers of vitamin C, it addresses areas of the skin where collagen fibres are becoming inactive.
In addition to its anti-aging properties and antioxidant powers, Direct Delivery Vitamin C helps to prevent acne scarring and encourages healing. The serum is specifically formulated for darker skin tones, pigmentation, scarring, and age management and is popular as a pre and post-operative treatment.
Apply two pumps onto clean, dry skin and work in.
Apply more onto areas of concern.
Notes: Direct Delivery VitaminC is a synergistic blend of stabilized vitamin C delivered directly to the cellular level.
The serum acts to:
- Affect the fibroblast cells to stimulate and maximize collagen and GAGS regeneration.
- Provide a strength and support system for the skin.
- Improve texture and firmness, producing a more radiant, youthful appearance.
- Restore the interstitial liquid (tissue fluid) of the epidermis, bringing hydration and vitality and creating a firmer, plumper and more replenished skin.
The Fibroblast Cells:
Fibroblast: A cell ubiquitous in connective tissue that makes and secretes collagen.
Fibroblast cells act as little factories that produce new collagen. Collagen fibres are long, rope like chains that support the firmness of the skin. As we age, these chains sag and break. The amino acids Lysine, Proline and Glycine are also involved with the production of collagen. Vitamin C keeps these amino acids working so that collagen production is at a high level.
Stable and Unstable Vitamin C:
The strongest Vitamin C is plain ascorbic acid, obtained from many sources. But in skin products, plain ascorbic acid may remain active for only a few days unless it is stabilized. The word unstable in chemistry does not mean an ingredient is bad. It means firstly that a particular ingredient may not stay “in solution” at certain levels or strengths. Not staying in solution means that a chemical does not stay blended in water. In the case of Vitamin C, using over 5% of any combination of Vitamin C in a serum or water-based product can result in the vitamin C crystallizing and either sinking to the bottom or the liquid becoming cloudy or dark in the solution. This is why we could never legitimately claim over 5% strength of Vitamin C content in our serum. It is chemically impossible to do so and end up with an active serum.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) – Acts as a free radical scavenger which stimulates collagen via the fibroblast cells and suppresses melanogenisis. A potent antioxidant and antiinflammatory ingredient that acts to calm, heal and regenerate the skin.
Ascorbyl Glucoside – Ascorbyl Glucoside is broken down into L-Ascorbic Acid and glucose by the enzyme Alpha-Glucosidase. Because Ascorbyl Glucoside is broken down into L-Ascorbic Acid, it has the same functions as L-Ascorbic Acid: exhibiting high antioxidant activity, acting as a coenzyme for enzymes involved in collagen synthesis (namely Prolyl and Lysyl Hydroxylase), and inhibiting the synthesis of melanin. So what are the benefits of using products with Ascorbyl Glucoside as opposed to the usual vitamin C found in skin care formulations. Ascorbyl Glucoside has greater stability than L-Ascorbic Acid, which tends to break down in heat, light, in the presence of oxygen, and in certain pH levels. Ascorbyl Glucoside has excellent stability in heat, light, and in the presence of oxygen and metal ions when compared to other forms of vitamin C. This means that Ascorbyl Glucoside lasts over twice as long as other forms of vitamin C, and thereby delivers the effects of vitamin C to the skin for a longer period of time.
Sodium Ascorbate – Non-acidic and more soluble than Ascorbic Acid. It is more reactive compared to Ascorbic Acid in building connective tissues. Another difference of Sodium Ascorbate from Ascorbic Acid is that it is absorbed more efficiently by the body since it provides a more bio-available source of vitamin C as opposed to Ascorbic Acid.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate – A stabilized source of vitamin C which helps to strengthen and repair the skin whilst inhibiting Tyrosinase (an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of Tyrosine into melanin and other pigments).
Panthenol – Provides vitamin B5 and has humectant like properties that promote moisture absorption and act as a moisturizer to smooth skin. It is a biologically active substance with revitalizing and conditioning effects well known for its ability to soothe the skin. It enhances cellular stimulation, restores barrier function and aids in vital tissue repair.