Q. Topical Vitamin C is supposed to be a great anti-aging solution. Is there a particular concentration or percentage I should look for in products?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Topical vitamin C is one of the best anti-aging ingredients and everyone can benefit from using it! Be sure to select the L-Ascorbic acid version of vitamin C as it is chirally correct and better absorbed by the skin. Additionally, you want to look for concentrations of 10% or higher to get all of the wonderful benefits vitamin C offers. Lastly, you want to make sure your topical vitamin C is always formulated with other great antioxidants.
The MyChelle Perfect C Serum truly is perfect because we use the L-Ascorbic acid form of vitamin C at a concentration on 17%—almost double what most other products contain. We also load our Perfect C Serum with L-Ergothioneine to boost cellular energy and help interrupt the stress reaction that destroys elastin. Our latest updated to the Perfect C Serum includes the addition of Buddleja plant stem cells to protect your skin from free radical damage.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.