Learn all about the main four antioxidant and how SIRYA SERVM-C delivers it to skin at peak potency.
Vitamin C is one of the top anti-aging ingredients for a reason: it is a powerhouse antioxidant that helps protect skin against free-radical damage caused by UV, pollution, and other aggressors. It also helps boost skin's own collagen production, brighten and even out skin tone, and support skin's overall healthy function, making it an essential in any skincare routine.
In the face of escalating environmental stress, it's nearly impossible to get sufficient vitamin C into the skin through diet alone. Applying vitamin C topically is the best way to get that antioxidant power directly into the free-radical fight.
But even then it's a challenge: the same properties that make vitamin C so effective as an antioxidant also make it highly unstable in a topical formulation.
Here's why: Antioxidants work by "donating" an electron to free radicals, reducing their reactivity and thus their damaging effects on skin. Over time, when exposed to light and air, antioxidants continue to neutralize the free radicals all around them, rather than reserving their power to work topically on your skin. The result is vitamin C's degradation via oxidation—that familiar rusty-brown that develops on a half-eaten apple (or the bottom of a serum bottle).
Vitamin C's Power, Preserved
SIRYA SERUM-C is the ambitious and perfect solution for those who want to keep their skin hydrated, bright, clear and plump.
Our organic serum is featured by 4 essential, natural and clinically tested ingredients:
Witch hazel is a popular astringent that’s used as a remedy for various skin concerns. Deriving from a shrub, it has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s commonly used to treat acne, sunburn, and uneven skin tone.
Aloe vera is a gel-like substance obtained from aloe, which is a succulent plant that typically grows in hot, dry climates. It has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that boost healing, moisturize the skin and prevent aging."
Research suggests aloe plants might be home to up to 200 different active compounds, such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids, that can help treat a variety of skin conditions, like minor burns, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
Even if you only dabble in skin care, you’ve likely seen vitamin C serum touted as a beneficial beauty product. But what does vitamin C do for your skin, exactly?
In short: Vitamin C is a “potent antioxidant” that can potentially help brighten dark spots, aid in smoothing fine lines, and neutralize skin-harming free radicals from the environment, including pollution and UV radiation, Sara Hogan, MD, board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, tells SELF.
Many people use helichrysum to reduce skin irritation and soothe redness. Because the essential oil is made up of plenty of antioxidants, rubbing some of the oil on your skin can make rashes appear less vibrant, reduce itchiness, and reduce your skin cells’ vulnerability to certain types of damage by supporting overall skin health.
The antioxidants contained within helichrysum essential oil provide even more benefits. They specifically help your skin produce more collagen and elastin.
Collagen is a key compound that your skin cells need to maintain their elasticity and durability. If your skin doesn't have enough collagen, it'll be firmer, drier, tougher, and will grow wrinkles and dark spots over time. This is why aging skin usually looks more wrinkly and much drier than younger skin. Your skin's cells just produce less collagen naturally over time.