VC 15 Serum (Vitamin C)

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Vitamins such as A, C and E are naturally present in human skin. These vitamins are part of a complex system of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful reactive oxygen species. However, the skin is subjected to substantial environmental free radical stress from sunlight, pollution and smoking, all of which deplete the dermal stores of naturally occurring antioxidants. To replenish these losses, vitamins should be applied topically on the skin.

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is the body’s major aqueous phase antioxidant and is vital for life. Oral supplementation with Vitamin C does little to increase skin concentration because active transport of vitamin C from the gastrointestinal tract is limited. Therefore, topical application of vitamin C is the preferred method to increase its presence in the skin.

Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant that sequentially donates electrons, thereby neutralizing free radicals present in the aqueous compartment of the cell. Along with its antioxidant property it has also got photoprotective, depigmenting and anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C also provides the additional advantages of replenishing vitamin E and stimulating dermal collagen synthesis, a major target in chronic photoaging.

VC 15 contains L-ascorbic acid at a concentration of 15%. It is a stable formulation with a pH of 2.7. VC 15 promises to be non-irritating and non-comedogenic. It is available in a bottle of 15 ml along with a dropper.

VC 15 is indicated for photodamaged/ aging skin, melasma/ hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scars and post procedure inflammation.

Properties supporting clinical uses of topical vitamin C (VC 15)

Clinical Uses Properties
Photodamaged/Aging skin
  1. Dry skin
  2. Dull complexion, rough texture
  3. Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  4. Age spots
  1. Moisturization
  2. Photoprotection and antioxidant
  3. Collagen synthesis and antioxidant
  4. Depigmentation and photoprotection
Melasma/hyperpigmentation Depigmentation and photoprotection
Acne and acne scars Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and collagen synthesis
Post-procedure inflammation Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

VC 15 should be used once daily in the morning. With the help of the dropper, take 7 to 10 drops of VC 15 onto your fingertips. Then, dab the serum onto your face and neck and gently massage until it is completely absorbed.

VC 15 should be used within one month after opening the bottle.

What is VC15?

VC15 is a serum containing vitamin C at a concentration of 15%.

How Should One Use VC15?

VC15 should be used once daily in the morning.

Before application, ensure that the skin area to be treated and your hands are thoroughly clean. Apply the serum before using any sunscreen and/or make-up.

  • Remove the cap.
  • Replace it with the dropper provided in the pack.
  • With the help of dropper take 7 to 10 drops of VC15 on your fingertips.
  • Then, dab the serum onto your face and neck and gently massage until it is completely absorbed.

What are the Important Points to Keep in Mind Regarding the Use of VC15?

VC15 is for external use only.

  • Avoid contact with the eyes. If any such contact occurs, immediately flush thoroughly with water.
  • Some people may experience a slight tingling or stinging sensation after application of the serum, but this effect diminishes with continuous use. In case of severe irritation contact your doctor.
  • Serum may appear colourless to golden yellow. This colour change will not affect the efficacy when stored and used as directed.
  • Store between 15-30˚C in a cool, dark place.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight.
  • Keep the dropper tightly screwed on when not in use.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Use within one month after opening the bottle.
  • Discontinue use only if the product turns dark brown.

How is VC15 Available?

VC15 is available in a bottle of 5 ml and 15 ml.

Last updated: Sept 2016
Last reviewed: Sept 2016