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August 06, 2020 3 min read

You may already be familiar with vitamin C and all of its benefits for not only our skin but our overall health.

It helps to brighten our skin, keep our cells healthy and is highly moisturising too, but have you ever heard of Tetra C? 

What Is Tetra C?

Whilst it has all of these amazing benefits, vitamin C can be hard to stabilise when formulating skincare products and may not always be practical for topical applications. But, this is where we get introduced to Tetra C.

Modern technology has allowed us to create a liquid and lipid-soluble vitamin C derivative, named Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate - or Tetra C for short. This has been created by modifying the molecular structure vitamin C itself, in order to maintain all of its fantastic properties.

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Benefits of Tetra C


Stable Against Heat And Light

Vitamin C is very reactive, and is susceptible to both heat and light, meaning that when it is exposed to either it can deactivate its antioxidant properties. This usually means that to keep its properties stable, vitamin C has got to be stored in cool, dark places. However, this isn’t the case for Tetra C! This vitamin C derivative is actually stable against heat and light, meaning that you don’t have to worry about how or where it is stored, it will maintain all of its amazing benefits!


Able To Penetrate Skin Deeper

As it is fat-soluble, Tetra C has the ability to penetrate the skin up to three times deeper than water soluble Vitamin C. This means that it works from further into your skin, bringing you better results.

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Protects Against Cell Damage

Studies have shown that when tested against other vitamin C derivatives, the protective effects of Tetra C are higher.


Helps Blemishes

A study was performed where a topical gel containing 10% Tetra C was applied to 15 patients with acne for a time period of 1-3 months. It concluded that most patients had an improvement in their skin of 50% or more.

 

Promotes Collagen Synthesis

Tetra C has the ability to drastically inhibit the activity of collagen degrading enzymes, and significantly promotes collagen synthesis, meaning that it is a great anti ageing ingredient!


UV Protection

Studies have shown that the protective effect of Tetra C in regards to UV, is higher than that of Vitamin C due to the fact that the conversion rate of Tetra C into the cells is higher than that of Vitamin C.

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How To Use Tetra C In Your Routine


With all of its amazing skin benefits, you’re probably wondering how you can use Tetra C as part of your skincare routine. Whilst you can get Tetra C serums that can be used on its own, why not try something that gives you more of a boost?

Our brand new Bio-Retinol + C Booster contains Tetra C to supercharge your skincare routine. What makes this product so special is that it contains both vitamin C and bio-retinol together. This is made possible as Tetra C is an oil-based vitamin C  derivative which doesn’t oxidize as quickly, and is able to blend with our Rosehip Oil.

We’ve designed this nourishing oil-based booster to increase luminosity and boost hydration, leaving you with a glowing complexion. But how does it fit into your routine? 

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Our Bio-Retinol + C Booster can either be applied directly onto your skin after cleansing and moisturising, or added into your favourite moisturiser or serum to further boost your products.

If you want, why not try this simple 3 step routine for skin that looks instantly healthier and glowing!


Step One: Double cleanse your skin using our Gentle Cleansing Melt. Just massage this cleansing balm onto dry skin to remove any makeup and impurities that have gathered on your skin during the day, then simply rinse away with warm water. Cleanse twice to ensure that your skin is completely free from bacteria and pollutants.


Step Two: Give your skin a hit of hydration with our Hyaluronic Serum 200. Use one pump directly onto skin and massage into your face and neck. This serumcontains 200mg Hyaluronic Acid per 30ml bottle, proven to hydrate skin from within and plump up fine lines and wrinkles.


Step Three: Take our Daily Renew Facial Cream (for more mature skin, try using our Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream) and apply 1-2 drops of our Bio-Retinol + C Booster, then mix together in the palm of your hand. Massage this gently into your face and neck and repeat twice a day for healthy, boosted skin.


If you want to try Tetra C for yourself then try our Bio-Retinol + C Booster Serumnow!


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