PROTECT

Vitamin C + Phloretin

Super antioxidant & brightening complex for normal to oily skin



BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin is a super antioxidant serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and helps reduce pigmentation & improves skin tone. 


This antioxidant & brightening complex has been formulated with 15% L-ascorbic acid (pure and highly potent), phloretin and ferulic acid for enhanced protection against environmental damage and skin aging caused by free radicals. With its easy to absorb consistency & tone control benefits, it suits normal to oily skin.

  • Helps fight against free radicals & provides broad-spectrum environmental protection

  • Helps even pigmentation and skin tone

  • Brightens and boosts glow

  • Helps smooth skin for a brighter complexion

  • Ideal for normal, oily, and combination skin types

SKIN TYPES

NORMAL, OILY, COMBINATION

SKIN CONDITION

DULL, TIRED, LACKLUSTRE, PIGMENTATION

$69.00

  • INGREDIENTS
  • HOW TO USE
  • BIOMIMICRY
  • THE SCIENCE

Key Ingredients and Benefits

BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin serum provides your skin with a nature-inspired, broad-spectrum UV-radiation protective formula.


Research has shown a combination of 15% L-ascorbic acid, Ferulic acid, Phloretin, and Vitamin E to be the ideal antioxidant blend for skin protection. These are natural substances that actively participate in treating and preventing photoaging.


BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin is packed with the below key ingredients:

L-Ascorbic Acid 15% Skin Benefit

1.

WHY DID WE USE IT:

Vitamin C is the gold standard in antioxidants. L-ascorbic acid is the purest form of Vitamin C, and highly concentrated at 15% in BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin. 

2.

It helps neutralize free radicals to protect against oxidative stress and provides visible anti-aging benefits. It has been carefully formulated to ensure stability, absorption & efficacy.

  • SKIN BENEFITS:

  • Helps fight against free radicals & provides broad-spectrum environmental protection
  • Helps even pigmentation and skin tone
  • Brightens and boosts glow
  • Broad spectrum antioxidant

Phloretin Skin Benefit

1.

WHY DID WE USE IT:

Phloretin is a form of natural phenol that can be found in the leaves of an apple tree as well as the Manchurian apricot. Phloretin is also a great antioxidant with soothing skin properties for problematic skin. 

  • SKIN BENEFIT:

  • Helps fight against free radicals & provides broad-spectrum environmental protection
  • Helps even pigmentation and skin tone
  • Soothes for problematic skin

Ferulic Acid Skin Benefit

1.

WHY DID WE USE IT:

Ferulic acid helps neutralize free radicals and complements the antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E to combat the signs of ageing. This powerful antioxidant can be found in rice grain, among other plants.

  • SKIN BENEFITS:

  • Helps fight against free radicals & provides broad-spectrum environmental protection 
  • Enhances the stability of other antioxidants, mainly C and E

How to use:

BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin is best applied in the morning, after cleansing.


Dispense 3-4 drops into the palm of your hand and then apply to your face.


Add another 3-4 drops if you will also be applying to your neck and chest.

USAGE

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The Science of Biomimicry

BIOMIMIC™ Vitamin C + Phloretin contains four different plant derived antioxidants which act together to combat damage (1,3). This unique combination of 15% L-ascorbic acid with vitamin E and Ferulic acid has been proven for its synergistic antioxidant potential.


Their efficacy in attenuating UV-radiation induced photo-aging has robust evidence (1). The addition of phloretin in the product amplifies this effect further.


Phloretin is also an antioxidant with an additional benefit of preventing some forms of acne. This concoction is not a creation of the human mind but learned from nature. Green apples have phloretin in their peels to prevent sun damage (2). Corn bran has ferulic acid, and all plants make vitamin C to ease oxidative damage.

UV Radiation - Free Radicals (ROS)

UV Radiation waves are potent ionizers because they have high energy. They are capable of disrupting cellular structures and produce free radicals. In turn, these free radicals amplify the interference by making attachments with random molecules of skin’s structural units.


They initiate enzymes that degrade extracellular matrix proteins and cause wrinkling.

UV Radiation - Genetic Mutations

UV-B radiation tends to mutate DNA in genes by breaking the bonds of thiamine based in its molecule. This mutation has a carcinogenic effect and the potential of causing skin cancer (1). 


Another genetic mutation caused by UV-radiation is the oxidation of guanine, which results in 8-oxo guanine formation. This DNA alteration speeds up aging and photo-damage.

UV Radiation - Hyperpigmentation

Your body produces melanin in response to UV-B exposure to protect skin from damage (1, 2). But excessive melanogenesis by melanocytes leads to freckles and age spots. Sun exposure also results in redness and dull skin. 


Ingredients such as the combination of Vitamins C, E and ferulic acid have been shown to break down melanin clusters for a clearer complexion.

References

1. Amaro-Ortiz, Alexandra et al. Ultraviolet radiation, aging and the skin: prevention of damage by topical cAMP manipulation. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 19,5 6202-19. 15 May. 2014.


2. Pillaiyar, Thanigaimalai et al. Skin whitening agents: medicinal chemistry perspective of tyrosinase inhibitors. Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry vol. 32,1 (2017): 403-425. 


3. Telang, Pumori Saokar. Vitamin C in dermatology.Indian dermatology online journal vol. 4,2 (2013): 143-6. 


4. Lin, Fu-Hsiung et al. Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E and doubles its photoprotection of skin.The Journal of investigative dermatology vol. 125,4 (2005).