What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
Skin Care

What Are The Benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C Focus...

Before we start with the benefits of Vitamin C, we need to look at what Vitamin C is and why it’s important in a skincare regimen, more specifically an anti-aging one.


Vitamin C can be found naturally in citrus fruits or can be synthetically made. It is known for its antioxidant properties and for its ability to fight visible signs of aging. The only way for us to acquire Vitamin C is through diet or through a topical product such as a Vitamin C serum.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants. It provides environmental protection against UV rays and pollution, diminishes discolouration such as hyperpigmentation and age spots, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles caused by free radical damage.

WHAT IS FREE RADICAL DAMAGE?

Our environment is a big part of free radicals. Factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, infrared and UV rays all generate free radicals. The science behind these free radicals is that they are unstable molecules. They try to “take” electrons from healthy molecules, which causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress results in aging skin; fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration and skin laxity.

Vitamin C, in its pure form (L-Ascorbic Acid), helps protect against this damage by “donating” electrons to neutralize damaging free radicals, in turn helping prevent the appearance of premature aging. That is why a Vitamin C serum is so important as part of your daily regimen.

IS THERE A ‘BEST’ VITAMIN C?

The key is how the Vitamin C serum is formulated so that you get the most absorption in the skin. We always recommend a serum formulated with pure L-Ascorbic Acid. There are also different Vitamin C formulations that cater to different skin types and concerns.

WHEN DO I APPLY VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C should always be applied in the morning: 4 to 5 drops applied to cleansed skin, gently massaged into the face, neck and décolleté. You may also apply it to the back of your hands – an area often forgotten! After the serum has absorbed into the skin you may apply your broad spectrum sunscreen. This will help to give you complete environmental protection.

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A comprehensive guide to achieving a glowing complexion!
Skin Care

How To Get Glowing Skin In a Few Simple Steps

Who doesn’t want glowing skin? It’s why many of us spend countless amounts in skincare and makeup products every year. While it is a goal that many of us strive to achieve, the steps required to reach that goal are unclear. How does on get that glow? Here's how...
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Who doesn’t want glowing skin? In fact, the word ‘glow’ is probably one of the most popular terms in the beauty industry. Everyone wants their skin to glow. It’s why many of us spend countless amounts in skincare and makeup products every year. While it is a goal that many of us strive to achieve, the steps required to reach that goal are unclear. With different sources offering up different answers, how does one get that glow?

We’re here to steer you in the right direction towards achieving that Gigi Hadid glow you’ve always wanted! Keep reading to discover the steps!

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C, like SkinCeuticals’ Phloretin C F or C E Ferulic, are a must in everyone’s skincare routine. This antioxidant protects your skin against free radical damage, all the while improving hydration and increasing collagen production in the skin. It’s also known for its brightening properties. The word brightening is another hugely researched word in the beauty industry. Bright rhymes with glow. Well, not really, but you know what I mean! Use a few drops of this antioxidant on in the morning after your cleanser and let it do its magic!

HYDRATION

Keeping the skin moisturized is key to achieving a glow. Two ingredients you want to look for are Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Both aid in locking moisture into the skin. There’s a common misconception that you can only get hydration from a moisturizer. While face creams are a great way to boost the skin’s hydration, other products can do just as good a job! In fact, many turn to hydrating serums, such as the H.A. Intensifier from SkinCeuticals to boost their skin’s hydration. Others turn to hydrating toners such as PCA’s Hydrating Toner, or even face oils like Pai Skincare’s Viper’s Gloss Age Confidence Echium & Amaranth Face Oil. If your moisturizer isn’t doing enough, it may be a good idea to incorporate another hydrating product!  

EXFOLIATION

A dull, lackluster complexion can be a sign that you need to exfoliate. In fact, exfoliation is a process that helps you get rid of the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, helping you reveal a fresh, glowing layer beneath. With time, continued exfoliation can smooth rough patches, fade acne scars, dark spots, reduce redness and brighten the overall complexion. Exfoliation also helps your skincare products absorb better into the skin by unclogging your pores. I think it’s pretty clear why this step is a must in achieving that sought-after glow. Start by exfoliating once a week and slowly increase to 2-3 times a week, depending on how your skin reacts.

MASKS

Face masks are a great way to give your skin a quick boost! Not only can they help you maintain a glowing complexion by providing consistent hydration and/or exfoliation, but they can’t help you achieve an instant glow as well. For example, Consonant’s HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask delivers high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid to reveal a soft and luminous complexion immediately. Environ’s Tri Biobotanical Revival Masque uses a unique combination of acids to rejuvenate the skin, revealing a younger, fresher and glowing complexion. Discover our wide range of face masks to get your glow!

FACIALS

Facials are always a good idea. If you feel like your products aren’t doing enough, it may be time to seek the help of professionals! In our boutique, we offer a wide selection of facials that aid in boosting the skin’s natural glow. Among these options, you will find our Brightening HydraFacial and our Tata Harper Instant Glow Peel. Both designed to tackle uneven skin tone and texture to reveal a fresh, smooth, glowing complexion. There are also more in-depth treatments that can be done in a medical clinic, like microneedling treatments and resurfacing lasers.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

To maintain a healthy glow, it goes without saying that you have to put in time and effort over time. A consistent skincare routine is part of that. Making sure you double-cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and use an SPF daily is crucial to attaining a glowing complexion. Trust me, put in the work and your skin will reward you.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

I know it’s cliché but you are what you eat. In fact, your lifestyle shows up on your face. If it hasn’t yet, it will in the long run! A healthy lifestyle means eating well, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. Oh, and drinking lots of water! How you live now sets the tone for how your skin will look later.

Need help building a routine? Contact our beauty experts by phone or email!

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Rotate these 5 anti-aging ingredients for a youthful complexion!
Skin Care

5 Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients You Need to Know About

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

Skin Care

Do you have thin skin?

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As we age our skin thins and our collagen levels decrease. To some extent it is part of life, the same way our hair may turn grey or white, thin skin will eventually happen to all of us. Why and how our skin changes is related to environmental factors, our genetics, how and what we eat, as well as other factors. One of the greatest single factor, is sun exposure and why we always say that the best skin care product for anti-aging is sunscreen.

What options do we have to help with thinning skin?

There are many different products that can help and one of the latest discoveries is the serum, GrenzCine™ from VivierSkin. GrenzCine™ Serum is formulated to help increase the firmness of the skin and help to thicken it. This serum also combines the VivierSkin, patented Vitamin C sērum with Polyamine-DAB™, a new patent pending discovery resulting from 30 years of clinical research by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Dolynchuk from Winnipeg.

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GrenzCine™ Serum will help to increase firmness and hydration of the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, helping to increase luminosity, improved skin tone, texture and elasticity.

What are the benefits?

  • Increases firmness and hydration and thickens the skin
  • Increases the skin’s luminosity
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases the appearance of more youthful skin
  • Improves skin tone, texture and elasticity
  • It is oil-free, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, recommended by physicians and clinically proven.

What is VivierSkin?

VivierSkin is one division of the pharmaceutical company Vivier™, an innovative pharmaceutical company committed to providing superior skincare solutions that change people’s lives by delivering results. This exceptional mission was achieved through years of dedicated research and development into innovative skin care technology designed to give the most visible anti-aging effects. Their passion to enhance beauty from the inside and out is what drives them to continuously exceed expectations and to be the best in the industry. Vivier™ is proud to be one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical skin care companies and trusted by Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Physicians worldwide. We have been carrying Vivier™ products including Platiné and SkinTX since Etiket began in 2011.

Discover all GrenzCine™ Serum and all VivierSkin products here

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Introduce a serum into your morning routine to fight the signs of aging and for added environmental protection! With higher concentrations of active ingredients serums have been developed to fight the appearance of accelerated aging, neutralize free radicals, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and adds added defence against harmful UV rays when worn under sunscreen.

Active ingredients in serums include but are not limited to:

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Premiology Absolute Wrinkle Correcting Serum contains HA4 Technology – the 4 types of the most performing Hyaluronic Acids – high-molecular weight HA, pro-HA, vectorized HA and micro-fragmented HA – filling, volumizing, anti-wrinkle, firming properties

 

Hyaluronic Acid: to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is a Broad-range antioxidant treatment combining 2% phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid, and 0.5% ferulic acid.

Antioxidants: to slow the aging process of the skin.

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VivierSkin C+E Vitamin Serum is formulated with pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid USP) and Vitamin E this patented medical grade sērum helps repair and protect the skin. This targeted treatment helps correct signs of environmental damage by smoothing skin texture and tone while giving the skin strength to heal and regenerate.

Vitamin C: to brighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and age spots.

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Alyria Multi-Correction Night Serum is formulated with a high concentration of retinol, in a time-release MicroDelivery™ system, Matrixyl™ and LONGEVICELL®. It is clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly smooth skin crepiness, decrease the appearance of pore size, help even out skin tone and delay the signs of aging.

Retinol and Vitamin A: highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of aging.

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