Dragon-C Vitamin C & Bio-Retinol Brightening Elixir
A high-performance brightening elixir that enhances skin’s natural defense system to brighten, firm, tone, plump and help to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This Bio-Retinol Brightening Elixir strategically sources multiple versions of skincare's most-reached-for active ingredients in highly stable, natural forms. Vitamin C and retinol are two of skincare's dermatological staples for daily protection, rejuvenation, and anti-aging, and here they join forces in an age-defying, brightening powerhouse that can be used daily on all skin types.
This multi-action formula visibly firms and brightens skin while protecting against environmental aggressors that can contribute to visible signs of premature aging. Dragon-C is great for the skin. So is Bakuchiool. They are combined in this product to create asupernatural effect. The pairing of two super-antioxidants is supported by scientific research demonstrating how this interaction improves antioxidant performance. Daily use will deliver brighter, firmer, glowing and healthy skin. Bakuchiol is a highly potent antioxidant that is very critical for protecting against premature skin aging, by targeting free radicals to protect the skin.is depleted as it fights damaging . When combined with vitamin C, it receives a boost that reignites its age-fighting power.
Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is considered to be dermatology's "anti-aging gold standard," promoting collagen production to smooth wrinkles, exfoliating the skin, refining skin texture and pore size, and even combating breakouts. Without careful formulation, however, it can be sensitizing to the skin and damaging to the skin barrier, which is why this formula instead reaches for nature's best evidence-based alternative: a form of sensitive skin-friendly bio-retinol — or bakuchiol — in the form of the patented Sytenol® A. This pairing of powerful antioxidants functions synergistically to protect the skin while simultaneously minimizing the signs of aging, from fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that is necessary for collagen production, helping to fend off free radical damage, and brightening skin tone. However, vitamin C is an active ingredient that is notoriously unstable when exposed to air and light, which is why this formula opts for fourhighly stable forms of Vitamin C in Dragon-C. First there is 30% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, a highly absorptive form of oil-soluble vitamin C that is both heat- and oxygen-stable. Three other plant-based sources of naturally-stabilized vitamin C come via the anti-inflammatory and anti-melanogenic Kakadu plum oil — with a concentration of vitamin C that is 50% higher than that of oranges — mineral-rich Goji berry oil, and Dragon Fruit Oil.
Syntenol® A, or bakuchiol oil, is an evidence-based alternative to retinol that relays the same benefits to the skin — anti-aging, anti-acne, exfoliating, tone-evening — minus any of the sensitizing and corrosive effects of retinol. It stimulates a regenerative function in the skin, mitigating the effects of lost collagen as we age, as well as providing antioxidant protection against the onslaught of environmental aggressors, dietary factors, and sources of oxidative stress that can also cue the breakdown of the skin's structural components. It performs these functions along with Rambutan extract, another sensitive skin-friendly retinol alternative, which is sustainably harvested from Vietnam and promotes skin elasticity.
Additional hydrating, soothing, and skin barrier-fortifying ingredients make this oil appropriate even for dry and sensitive skin types. Harakeke Seed Oil provides an occlusive component that locks in the nutrients and moisture of the blend (i.e., preventing trans-epidermal water loss), with Linoleic Fatty Acids that promote ceramide production for a healthily functioning skin barrier. Non-comedogenic Mongongo Seed Oil serves an additional protective purpose for the skin, while omega-rich Lingonberry Oil lends an ample dose of vitamin E — a skin-healer with a stabilizing effect on vitamin C — that is 60x as powerful as its synthetic alternative.
Hylocereus undatus (Dragon Fruit) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil, Silybum Marianum Seed Oil, Mongongon Nut Oil,Cloudberry (Rubus Chamaemorus), Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa) Seed Oil, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil,Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus(Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Bakuchiol, Dunaliella salina extract, Myristoyl Tripeptide-31, Nephelium Lappaceum, Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Crithmum Maritimum, Hexylresorcinol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Physalis Angulata extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis (Astaxanthin) Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon, Crocus Sativus flower extract, Lycopene, Lecithin, D-alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Damascena Flower Oi
Apply to clean, dry skin the face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye area in the morning and night
For external use only. Perform a skin patch test and wait 24 hours before use. Discontinue if rash or irritation appears. Store in a cool place.