C Complexe with Oxyzomes

sku # 1717-11


Reveal a radiant complexion and fight signs of aging.

Primary Benefits:

Brighten skin and counteract and protect against damage from sun, pollution, and cigarette smoke with this highly concentrated, yet gentle, age-defying, vitamin C serum.

Who Needs It:

For those who want to prevent and correct fine lines and uneven skin color. A must for those exposed to smoke, environmental pollutants and high stress.

Product Overview

Radiant complexion! Boost your skin's radiance with Pevonia's rejuvenating "C" Complexe. This unique microemulsified gel is quickly absorbed to render your skin bright and smooth. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid work together to hydrate, correct photo-damage, and drench your skin with repairing antioxidants for a revitalized, youthful appearance.

About Vitamin C and the Skin
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician

Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants for minimizing, preventing and repairing visible signs of aging and sun damage. Vitamin C is necessary for producing vital components of the skin. Since our bodies do not produce vitamin C, we must consume it and apply it topically for optimal skin and bodily health.

Vitamin C must be present to produce collagen, which is what gives, skin its structure and support. Vitamin C basically stimulates collagen production, which plumps and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by adding oxygen and hydrogen to amino acids (proline and lysine), which form pro-collagen, which then combine to form collagen. Vitamin C also helps produce elastin and other vital components such as fibrillin, fibronectin and proteoglycans. These actions keep capillary walls strong and flexible, which enables them to better transport blood, vitamins and nutrients to the skin and preserve skin health. Vitamin C also enhances availability of iron, which is vital for skin oxygenation and youthful vitality.

Vitamin C reduces hyperpigmentation and promotes an even skin tone by inhibiting tyrosinase, which is the enzyme responsible for producing pigment, (melanin).

Vitamin C as an antioxidant protects the skin and the body against damaging UV rays and scavenging free radicals. Vitamin C does this by reducing chemical reactions with free radicals and oxygen (oxidation reactions) that can damage cells. It also protects fatty acids and other antioxidants like Vitamin A and E from damage.

Vitamin C may also have an antihistamine effect, which could benefit allergy - prone skin.

Vitamin C comes in a variety of forms such as Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate and L-Ascorbic Acid. Ascorbic Acid is water-soluble and the most popular form while Ascorbyl Palmitate is fat-soluble which allows it to penetrate cell membranes to protect cells from oxidative damage. L-Ascorbic Acid is the form of Vitamin C that the skin utilizes. Unfortunately, L-Ascorbic Acid is very unstable and oxidizes (turns brown) once exposed to air, and loses its efficacy. L-Ascorbic Acid also has an acidic pH, which causes redness and irritation making it unsuitable for sensitive skin types. Thus, the quest for a skin friendly form of Vitamin C began.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, known as MAP C, is the most skin friendly and stable form of Vitamin C as well as the most effective. MAP C is a water-soluble Vitamin C salt compound derived from magnesium and ascorbic acid. MAP C converts to L-Ascorbic once it penetrates the outer layers of the skin. The skin uses MAP C easily which allows it to deliver maximum results without redness or irritation. MAP C is so gentle, yet effective that it is safe for sensitive and Asian skins.

Pevonia’s “C” Complexe encapsulates a high concentration of MAP C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) in an advanced delivery system (oxyzome) which makes it even more stable and effective than other vitamin C products at similar concentrations.

Water (Aqua), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vit. C), Lecithin, Tocopherol (Oxyzomes), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract.
Use in the evening by applying 5 to 7 drops all over your face and neck. Massage gently until absorbed. Best results when used before Combination Skin Cream.