Dr Barbara Sturm: Everything You Need to Know About The Good C Vitamin C Serum
We love unique, effective skincare here at Skinstation, like the range developed by world-renowned aesthetic doctor Barbara Sturm. Fuelled by Dr Sturm’s background in sports medicine, her anti-inflammatory ethos emerged after she pioneered a treatment that harnesses the body’s healing properties to alleviate joint inflammation.
Fast forward to the noughties, and after migrating into aesthetic medicine, Dr Sturm transferred her success in the orthopaedic field into skincare. Her formulations fuse botanical elements with her cutting-edge research to promote skin healing and anti-inflammation.
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Dr Barbara Sturm’s The Good C Vitamin C Serum champions Dr Sturm’s anti-inflammatory approach. Let’s dive into the science behind this glow-giving serum…
Everything You Need to Know About The Good C Vitamin C Serum
The Good C Vitamin C Serum by Dr Barbara Sturm deploys her proprietary formulation of vitamin C in an optimal concentration of 5% that is stable, easily absorbed and gentle on the skin for outstanding anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory results.
Its active component compound combines three types of Vitamin C: oil-soluble Vitamin C THD, plant-based Vitamin C, and glucosidic stabilised synthetic Vitamin C, which all work together to enhance tone, eliminate uneven pigmentation and provide anti-oxidative protection against free radicals and environmental aggressors. The serum also contains zinc, which assists in the absorption of vitamin C into the skin.
What Are the Benefits of Vitamin C?
Dr Sturm champions vitamin C as a must-have anti-ageing skincare product for its exceptional track record with reducing pigmentation, soothing inflammation and increasing brightness and sun protection.
Perhaps its most well-known feat is its ability to protect against free radical damage, which is known to cause a catalogue of inflammatory responses (including premature ageing!). As if that was not enough to land vitamin C firmly in our good books, it also promotes the natural collagen production process, improving the look of fine lines over time.
It’s Hydrating and Brightening
Most healthy organs have high vitamin C concentrations that initiates a process called 'transepidermal water loss' (TEWL), which enables your body to retain moisture that is key to healthy organ function. We often forget that our skin is our body's biggest organ and should be treated with the same care we give our insides. But by applying vitamin C to the skin's surface, we can harness the power of the wonder ingredient, hydrating and brightening skin both from the inside and out.
Vitamin C Aids in Balancing Out Skin Tone and Minimises Redness
Through its antioxidant properties, vitamin C has also proved to work as an anti-inflammatory agent, calming skin and minimising puffiness. The anti-inflammatory activity of vitamin C may reduce redness, resulting in a more even complexion. By minimising dark spots, redness, and inflammation, vitamin C helps to uncover radiant, smooth skin.
Since it can reduce melanin production, vitamin C is a great tool for tackling hyperpigmentation: a notoriously difficult issue to treat which occurs when melanin is over-produced in the skin.
Vitamin C Promotes Collagen Production
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that depletes over time, starting from around our mid-twenties. Decreased collagen levels can cause fine lines and wrinkles as the skin loses its elasticity. Vitamin C is widely known for its ability to increase collagen production; collagen formation is, in fact, impossible without vitamin C.
As collagen production connects to your elasticity and firmness, your skin will gradually droop as your collagen levels decline. Vitamin C serum increases collagen synthesis, gradually firming the skin for a youthful-looking complexion.
The Best Way to Apply The Good C Vitamin C Serum
Morning and night, begin your routine by cleansing the skin with the Dr Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser to gently clarify and exfoliate the skin, dry and dead skin, makeup, pollution and other impurities from your pores.
Now that the skin is free from dirt and impurities, squeeze one pipette length of THE GOOD C VITAMIN C SERUM into the palm of your hand and gently press it into the face. Avoid touching the sensitive eye area and allow one minute for the serum to absorb before applying Dr Barbara Sturm's FACE CREAM.
For added sun protection during the day, we recommend finishing your skincare routine with SUN DROPS SPF 50. It can be used as a night serum in the evening. THE GOOD C VITAMIN C SERUM is also compatible with other Sturm serums, drops, and moisturisers.
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