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Vitamin C Serum??

Copper Peptide (eye serum)

What is the best for around eye area?
 

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There are tons of vit c serums online, like Sephora and Skinshop.com. Please read your ingredient list, L-ascorbic acid is the Only type of Vitamin c which is active. Any ingredient that just lists "ascorbic" in any other form,. is not an active form. Copper peptides are supposed to be better than Vit C, but I haven't tried them yet, am planning to though. But interestingly, vit C and Copper can't be used together, they neutralize each other out.
 

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There are tons of vit c serums online, like Sephora and Skinshop.com. Please read your ingredient list, L-ascorbic acid is the Only type of Vitamin c which is active. Any ingredient that just lists "ascorbic" in any other form,. is not an active form. Copper peptides are supposed to be better than Vit C, but I haven't tried them yet, am planning to though. But interestingly, vit C and Copper can't be used together, they neutralize each other out.
Thanks for the information, Firefly. From what I gathered, an effective vitamin c serum will be one that contains L- ascorbic acid? Can u recommend me a good brand as I am very interested in buying one?

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Thanks for the information, Firefly. From what I gathered, an effective vitamin c serum will be one that contains L- ascorbic acid? Can u recommend me a good brand as I am very interested in buying one?

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I've been using Cellex-C for 3 years -- it does work -- therefore I believe it is a reliable produce. Cellex-C also has a patent on their serum; they claim it is very stable. It appears to be expensive but one bottle can last over 2-3 months; I buy mine through the Canadian shopping channel. Bought Cellex-C last week for $84C which included all sorts of freebies. I always wait until it is on special even though I would pay $90 for a bottle.
 

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I've been using Cellex-C for 3 years -- it does work -- therefore I believe it is a reliable produce. Cellex-C also has a patent on their serum; they claim it is very stable. It appears to be expensive but one bottle can last over 2-3 months; I buy mine through the Canadian shopping channel. Bought Cellex-C last week for $84C which included all sorts of freebies. I always wait until it is on special even though I would pay $90 for a bottle.
Thank you for your feedback, Mari. Cellex -C seems to be a gr8 product and honestly, I would love to buy it. Unfortunately it's very expensive here in the UK.
If you know of any other website apart from the canadian shopping channel selling it at cheaper prices, pls let me know.

Also, I've read on making your own vitamin C serum in one of the forums in SCT. Do u think it is just as effective as any serum I would buy on the shelf? I would love to try this home-made vit c serum which I can certainly afford. One problem though, I don't know where to buy vit c powder or crystals in the UK.

I would appreciate any feedback.
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Thank you for your feedback, Mari. Cellex -C seems to be a gr8 product and honestly, I would love to buy it. Unfortunately it's very expensive here in the UK.
If you know of any other website apart from the canadian shopping channel selling it at cheaper prices, pls let me know.

Also, I've read on making your own vitamin C serum in one of the forums in SCT. Do u think it is just as effective as any serum I would buy on the shelf? I would love to try this home-made vit c serum which I can certainly afford. One problem though, I don't know where to buy vit c powder or crystals in the UK.

I would appreciate any feedback.
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pumi -- there are some excellent suggestions on making your own Vit C serum on this website or google homemade Vit C serum. The only suggestion I can give to you is that you use the serum as you make it. Vit C is very unstable. I have from the aloette cosmetic line some Vit C ascorbic acid crystals and the instructions are to mix a little of the crystals in with your moisturizer. I know there is a Shopping Channel in the UK -- 'cause many of the "sellers" on the Can. Shopping Channel refer to selling in the UK. I will find out for you if the Can. Shopping Channel ships to the UK and if you're interested let you know when Cellex C is having another special.

 

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pumi -- there are some excellent suggestions on making your own Vit C serum on this website or google homemade Vit C serum. The only suggestion I can give to you is that you use the serum as you make it. Vit C is very unstable. I have from the aloette cosmetic line some Vit C ascorbic acid crystals and the instructions are to mix a little of the crystals in with your moisturizer. I know there is a Shopping Channel in the UK -- 'cause many of the "sellers" on the Can. Shopping Channel refer to selling in the UK. I will find out for you if the Can. Shopping Channel ships to the UK and if you're interested let you know when Cellex C is having another special.

Awww. that would be gr8, Mari. Thanks u so much. Yes pls let me know when there is another special and if the channel ships to the UK.

Thanks, my dear. Ur an angel!
 

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Awww. that would be gr8, Mari. Thanks u so much. Yes pls let me know when there is another special and if the channel ships to the UK.

Thanks, my dear. Ur an angel!
Hi pumi, unfortunately they don't ship outside Canada. I think your best bet -- this is what I would do -- is make up some of fawnies recipes for C serum -- or buy the ascorbic acid crystals and just add a bit to your moisturizer. you would know the Vit C is working because it is fresh.
 

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Pumi have you tried looking on ebay.com? Even though its bit extra on shipping I get things like my avon dramatic firming cream through ebay.com as cant get it in UK, which is a pain yes but so worth it cause I love the stuff!
 

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Pumi have you tried looking on ebay.com? Even though its bit extra on shipping I get things like my avon dramatic firming cream through ebay.com as cant get it in UK, which is a pain yes but so worth it cause I love the stuff!
I haven't checked Cellex- C on ebay coz I didnt think about it but I will certainly have a look now. Thanks for ur suggestion, NY.
 

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Hi pumi, unfortunately they don't ship outside Canada. I think your best bet -- this is what I would do -- is make up some of fawnies recipes for C serum -- or buy the ascorbic acid crystals and just add a bit to your moisturizer. you would know the Vit C is working because it is fresh.
Thanks Mari. I will do just that.
 

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I've been using Cellex-C for 3 years -- it does work -- therefore I believe it is a reliable produce. Cellex-C also has a patent on their serum; they claim it is very stable. It appears to be expensive but one bottle can last over 2-3 months; I buy mine through the Canadian shopping channel. Bought Cellex-C last week for $84C which included all sorts of freebies. I always wait until it is on special even though I would pay $90 for a bottle.
I agree that cellex-c is an excellent product. I have been using skinceuticals c serum for a couple years now with great results. skinmedica has a nice c serum that is a bit less expensive than the cellex-c and skinceuticals. I believe that the retail price is 85 usd, but if you dig around you can find it for a bit less than that.

skinmedica.com/skin-care-products/anti-aging/vitamin-c-complex
 

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I agree that cellex-c is an excellent product. I have been using skinceuticals c serum for a couple years now with great results. skinmedica has a nice c serum that is a bit less expensive than the cellex-c and skinceuticals. I believe that the retail price is 85 usd, but if you dig around you can find it for a bit less than that.

skinmedica.com/skin-care-products/anti-aging/vitamin-c-complex
I was always bemoaning the fact that I lived in my little isolated cocoon, now I'm finding some great web sites for cosmetics. Thanks for letting me on this one.
 

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NP, don't buy from their website though, because you can buy in cheaper at other sites (pm me if you want suggestions). I really like their serum, but I love the fact that skinceuticals adds all the extras. I have switched back and forth a lot.
 

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I have no idea if this is effective or not..but I have read that you can crush a vit C tablet & mix it with your regular moisture. This keeps the Vit c from becoming unstable since you're basically making your own every day. Actually Philosophy used to have, or may still have, a product that is a carrier lotion that you mix vitamin c powder with. Any thoughts, anyone??
 

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I have no idea if this is effective or not..but I have read that you can crush a vit C tablet & mix it with your regular moisture. This keeps the Vit c from becoming unstable since you're basically making your own every day. Actually Philosophy used to have, or may still have, a product that is a carrier lotion that you mix vitamin c powder with. Any thoughts, anyone??
Crushing vitamin c and adding to your moisturizer will be in no way similar to an effective vitamin c serum. It wont penetrate the epidermis. Even if it did work, you'd want to use 100% pure ascorbic acid. Most tablets have fillers which would be a no no.
 

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I have no idea if this is effective or not..but I have read that you can crush a vit C tablet & mix it with your regular moisture. This keeps the Vit c from becoming unstable since you're basically making your own every day. Actually Philosophy used to have, or may still have, a product that is a carrier lotion that you mix vitamin c powder with. Any thoughts, anyone??
Firefly - Peri is right. If you go to the "Anti-Aging" thread on this site, there is a topic called "FIY Vitamin C Serums" which gives suggestions on how to make your own serum. Take a read through it - it is easy and cheap!
 
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