Brightening & revitalising serum for dispigmented skin, all skin types
The vitamin C ester we have selected for our Superba C serum is a versatile sodium ascorbyl phosphate, more well-known as SAP. SAP is an extremely safe, stable and water-soluble form of vitamin C which functions as a potent antioxidant, efficient in lightening uneven and tired skin tone and keeping the skin fresh and glowy. SAP reduces oxidative stress of the skin caused by environmental factors such as UV radiation and air pollution leading to microscopic damage to the skin which accumulates over time. This accumulation of skin damage, as well as the reduction of collagen production, becomes evident as signs of aging. SAP acts not only as an antioxidant but also as a melanin inhibitor which is why it is especially important as a skincare component efficient against hormonally induced hyperpigmentation (such as melasma) and post-inflammatory pigmentation.
The real difference between classic serums containing vitamin C and Superba, apart from the high SAP concentration, lies in the inclusion of ferulic acid and vitamin E in Superba’s formulation. Due to its exceptional antioxidative and photoprotective properties this cult trinity of ingredients form part of all respectable C-serums. Although vitamin C serums with the addition of ferulic acid and vitamin E don’t offer UVA + UVB protection on their own, application of this serum in the morning under a product which does contain UV protection will boost its protective properties during sun exposure.
Our Superba C serum contains clinically proven concentrations of SAP and has a slightly acidic, SAP-optimised pH medium of between 6 and 6.5. As opposed to serums containing ascorbic acid (which is an excellent ingredient but may be irritating to sensitive skin), high dosage SAP serums are gentle enough even for very sensitive skin and skin with rosacea. Further, vitamin C is even recommended for skin with impaired capillary function.
Superba’s gentle, delicate and fast-absorbing texture enables maximum efficient, deep absorption of active substances. The product is packaged in special glass packaging which blocks UV rays, extremely important for a product such as a vitamin C serum which is photo-sensitive. Product shelf life is six months at room temperature, while if kept refrigerated it can be used for one year. This time frame primarily marks the period in which the efficiency of the vitamin C in the serum is at its highest, while the microbiology of the product itself is not under question.
AQUA, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, FERULIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 60, POLYSORBATE 20, PHENOXYETHANOL
Apply 4-5 drops of Superba C once a day, ideally in the morning after cleansing and before daily sun protection.
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SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
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Is Superba C hydrating enough to use on its own?
Superba C is not primarily a hydrating serum, but rather focuses on brightening and repairing. It has as a very light, fast absorbing texture. You can use it before our serum emulsions or treatment creams, but it certainly can’t compensate for the emollient and nourishing properties of a hydrating cream.
Is it best to combine Superba C with other products in the morning or evening?
Both is great, but ideally you would use it in the morning. This form of vitamin C (10% of sodium ascorbyl phosphate or SAP) is not photo-sensitising and helps the skin protect itself from forming reactive oxygen species (ROS) against exogenous stressors like UV irradiation. We highly recommend combining Superba C serum with our high SPF fluid Solar I.
Should this serum be cloudy (whiteish) or see-through? I noticed it varies in cloudiness…
Yes, this is a perfectly normal and expected feature of this serum. The ingredients in Superba C are simply reacting to the surrounding temperature. When the ambience is warm enough, the ingredients make the formula slightly cloudy but if you should refrigerate it, it would revert to a completely see-through texture.
|PRODUCT TYPE||Intensive, ultra-slip, antioxidant-rich serum|
|SKIN TYPES||All skin types, especially dull looking and prematurely aged skin|
|SPECIFICATION||10% SAP with vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and ferulic acid|
|SCENT AND TEXTURE||Translucent to cloudy (temperature dependent), non-sticky, low viscosity serum with neutral scent|
|PACKAGING||Opaque glass bottle with a dropper, 30 ml|
Your skin needs a quick antioxidant pick-me up Your skin is looking tired & lacks luminosity Your skin shows signs of photo-ageing
10% SAP (stabile vitamin C derivative) with vitamin E Ferulic acid to enhance antioxidant protection Minimalistic formula suitable for sensitive skin
Glowy, healthy & more youthful skin Added daily antioxidant protection under UV protection