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"The Doctors" show--what must be in wrinkle cream

Started 1313036016.547 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1313607955.497 by KweenB

I'm wondering if any of you saw The Doctors today (Wed.)? The dermatologist on the show said that any wrinkle cream we use must have L-Ascorbic Acid in it to be effective. Did any of you hear that? I didn't catch why he said it's important, but I'm going to check my various creams tomorrow.

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Ludog1313036445.043201 PostsRegistered 3/21/2005So. Cal.

He said it helps build collagen and that it must say it is in a stable form. I guess I had better start using my Philosophy C powder!

ForestMaven1313036708.533698 PostsRegistered 5/14/2007

What is C powder?

Ludog1313036860.79201 PostsRegistered 3/21/2005So. Cal.

It is Philosophy's Turbo C powder booster.

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ForestMaven1313037700.833698 PostsRegistered 5/14/2007

Does the label say the C is in "stable form"? I just ordered a bottle of this powder and will give it a try. Thanks for the info, y'all.

ShakesPeer1313039359.893301 PostsRegistered 4/9/2011Florida

I use the Turbo C Booster every morning, mixed with my WHINE serum. I've seen a dramatic change in my skin in the 9 months I've been using it. It lasts a really long time too. The combination of the two doesn't smell the greatest, but that goes away quickly and the results are what matter to me.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

zgirl1313046117.071039 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005
On 8/10/2011 ShakesPeer said:

I use the Turbo C Booster every morning, mixed with my WHINE serum. I've seen a dramatic change in my skin in the 9 months I've been using it. It lasts a really long time too. The combination of the two doesn't smell the greatest, but that goes away quickly and the results are what matter to me.

ShakesPeer, How much booster do you add to your serum?

Thanks!

poregirl1313046338.1237463 PostsRegistered 10/12/2009great white north

isnt that made from corn?

‎Enough with the animal testing. Shame on you BATH&BODYWORKS, L'oreal, Olay ,Cover Girl, Revlon, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Avon

ShakesPeer1313046346.173301 PostsRegistered 4/9/2011Florida

One even scoop to about 5 drops of serum. I mix it up in my palm and then spread evenly on my face. It's a little tacky when it first goes on, but it sinks in within 10 minutes and your face will be really smooth. You can also add it to your moisturizer if you want, I just prefer the serum mixture. There's a very slight stinging sensation when I first put it on, but that happens to me with all my products that have C in them.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

ShakesPeer1313046648.37301 PostsRegistered 4/9/2011Florida
On 8/11/2011 poregirl said:

isnt that made from corn?

No, that's the WHINE 3-6-9 oil. It's got corn oil in it. I use that too and love it.

Here's the ingredient list for the serum. It's got a little fragrance in it that might bother some:

Water, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Glutathione, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, Larrea Divaricata (Chaparral) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Carbomer, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylbromo Glutaronitrile, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Edta

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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

ShakesPeer1313046871.2301 PostsRegistered 4/9/2011Florida
On 8/11/2011 poregirl said:

isnt that made from corn?

Oh wait, did you mean the powder? No, it's not made from corn. Here's the ingredient list.

Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, Zinc Pca, Copper Pca, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Juice, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, Cysteine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

poregirl1313053124.757463 PostsRegistered 10/12/2009great white north

many ascorbic acids are made from corn-unfortunately

‎Enough with the animal testing. Shame on you BATH&BODYWORKS, L'oreal, Olay ,Cover Girl, Revlon, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Avon

catbaglover1313062725.047257 PostsRegistered 6/29/2005

Thanks for this posting, ForestMaven. It's interesting how one can make their own serums. Also, I just read that Boots 7 Protect & Perfect Serum (at Target & Amazon) is a fairly inexpensive choice at $20-23 for one ounce.

snowleopard1313076628.591089 PostsRegistered 4/12/2008
On 8/11/2011 poregirl said:

many ascorbic acids are made from corn-unfortunately

You are right, poregirl. My dermatologist confirmed this, and told me to steer clear of all skincare products containing ascorbic acid, because the ascorbic acids they contain are all made from corn, and I'm allergic to corn. (Proof is in the pudding: I tried two products with ascorbic acid in the past and instantly broke out in welts from each! I learned that lesson well!)

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zgirl1313600812.191039 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005

How do you know if the L-Ascorbic Acid is "stable"?

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Dazlin1313601009.837895 PostsRegistered 3/16/2007FL

I ordered Devita 17%. I didn't get yet, but I'll report back.

musicgrl1313602609.4131075 PostsRegistered 11/28/2008Suburban Detroit

Interesting, there is a thread regarding making your own vitamin C serum! This info would be helpful over there...

I have the vitamin C booster, but because of milia I try to stay away from a lot of serums and moisturizers. I wonder if I would benefit by mixing it with purified water or aloe gel and applying?

Thanks for this post! musicgrl

Katz251313603619.873120 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007

I wonder too - how do you know if its stable?

Icegoddess1313604976.5371638 PostsRegistered 3/19/2010

L-ascorbic acid is a stable form of ascorbic acid.

KweenB1313607955.4632199 PostsRegistered 11/27/2010

I also saw on Dr. Oz that you should use your antioxidant creams at night. He said the sunlight would render them ineffective.

So, my stupid question is... isn't vitamin C an antioxidant, and if so, why would Dr. Denese's Pro-C pads be used in the morning? I'm so confused.

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