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BeautyStat Featured In Shape Magazine: Why Most Vitamin C Skincare Products, Serums Are Unstable

BeautyStat was featured in the piece in Shape Magazine where they discussed the benefits and downfalls of many vitamin C products out on the market today.  See excerpt below.
BeautyStat Featured In Shape Magazine: Why Most Vitamin C Skincare Products, Serums Are Unstable

The benefits of vitamin C for skin have turned the ingredient into a cosmetic darling—and deservedly so. It brightens the face, evens out skin tone, limits UV damage, and increases collagen production.

But there’s one downside: The star antioxidant is notoriously unstable and thus has a limited shelf life.

“Vitamin C is inherently a biologically unstable molecule that oxidizes upon exposure to air, light, and heat,” explains Julia Tzu, M.D., a New York–based dermatologist and founder of Wall Street Dermatology. So when serums or lotions are not stored in cool, dark, and dry conditions, that can speed up oxidation, causing the “degradation of the molecule,” she says. And when the vitamin oxidizes, there’s no benefit to the skin.

Enter vitamin C powder, which is exactly what it sounds like: a powdered version of vitamin C that cosmetics makers claim can be added to any moisturizer and dissolves to have the same effects, without the instability.

Powdered versions of the miracle ingredient solve a clear problem when it comes to vitamin C—it’s difficult to create serums or creams that don’t come into contact with heat or light, making the effectiveness of these products unpredictable, says Ron Robinson, a cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat in New York. When the antioxidant is stored as a powder, it’s more stable and less likely to degrade with light.

But the other big reason for the popularity of powdered vitamin C—which you mix at home into your existing skin-care products—is the overall hype around DIY beauty and creating a customized skin-care routine by combining various ingredients, Robinson says. “Companies are capitalizing on the do-it-yourself trend,” he says. 

See the full article here.
BREAKING NEWS:  Our chemists here at BeautyStat Cosmetics have discovered the holy grail of skincare. We found a way to stabilize pure Vitamin C and created a breakthrough skincare product based on this technology, BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner.  We compared our product’s stability vs. leading Vitamin C products on the market.  See how our product stacks up below.

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