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using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?

I seem to recall reading something years ago that using copper serums and vitamin C products together is contraindicated.

I've been using Isomers Copper-P serum for years and recently bought Isomers Vitamin C neck cream.

does anyone here with skincare expertise have an opinion on this?

 

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Re: using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?

My science background tells me that copper is a metal and vit C is an (oxidizing) acid. In my chemistry classes I was taught that metals and acid react with one another to cause oxidation, rendering each of those two components to become nonreactive. In other words, they cancel each other out.

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Re: using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?

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Sometimes  you can use copper products with certain kinds of vit C products, for example the MAP form of vit C. That kind of vit C is less acidic than most other forms and because of that it is compatible to use with copper products. Just be sure to check your vit C product and see what type of vit C is in there.

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@SilleeMee wrote:

Sometimes  you can use copper products with certain kinds of vit C products, for example the MAP form of vit C. That kind of vit C is less acidic than most other forms and because of that it is compatible to use with copper products. Just be sure to check your vit C product and see what type of vit C is in there.


@SilleeMee, does MAP mean Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate?

it's in the ingredient list.

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@MariotaMurielle  wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Sometimes  you can use copper products with certain kinds of vit C products, for example the MAP form of vit C. That kind of vit C is less acidic than most other forms and because of that it is compatible to use with copper products. Just be sure to check your vit C product and see what type of vit C is in there.


@SilleeMee, does MAP mean Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate?

it's in the ingredient list.


 

 

@MariotaMurielle  ,

Yes.

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Re: using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?

thanks for your advice @SilleeMee Smiley Happy

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@MariotaMurielle   Isomers has said in the past that you can use their Copper P and Vitamin C serums together without a problem.  I use them together daily.  I would assume it's the same with the neck cream.   You might want to call their 800 # to check with them.  Their customer service is very helpful.

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@Linmo wrote:

@MariotaMurielle   Isomers has said in the past that you can use their Copper P and Vitamin C serums together without a problem.  I use them together daily.  I would assume it's the same with the neck cream.   You might want to call their 800 # to check with them.  Their customer service is very helpful.


@Linmo, it's good to know that you've used Isomers copper and vitamin c products together without issue. I've used the Copper-P for a very long time and wouldn't want to be without it.

thanks for your input.

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Re: using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?

I just purchased a Prai product that has C and copper together. I couldn't resist.

PRAI Potent-C Power Drops & Power Creme

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Re: using Copper-P serum and vitamin C cream together. a big no?


@MariotaMurielle  wrote:

I seem to recall reading something years ago that using copper serums and vitamin C products together is contraindicated.

I've been using Isomers Copper-P serum for years and recently bought Isomers Vitamin C neck cream.

does anyone here with skincare expertise have an opinion on this?

 


 

@MariotaMurielle    No scientific background here, but in my personal experience, I see better results applying one skincare item at a time, letting it absorb thoroughly before applying the next. FYI, the only serum I use is Vit. E.