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Question about Vitamin C serum for Kadee Belle

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Question about Vitamin C serum for Kadee Belle

Postby firstteacher » Tue May 12, 2009 7:38 pm

I have used the Obagi system for about 9 years and have used Vitamin C serum in my protocol. My concern has been the oxidation of the formula once the bottle is opened. It really only lasts about 4-6 weeks before it starts to turn color. I know the serum is suppose to be clear to be most effective. My PS office now has Skin Medica products. I am presently using their Vitamin C which is creamy and smooth and in a pump bottle, so there is no apparent breakdown of the product. I have been using it about 6 weeks and can't detect any major improvement.

Do you have any information on Skin Medica Vitamen C? How can I keep Obagi Vitamin C from oxidizes so quickly?

Thanks for any info you can provide.
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Postby KadeeBelleMD2B » Sat May 16, 2009 7:26 pm

great question.

OBAGI Pro-C serums are great, generally stable, and penetrate deeply (i.e do the job). They do oxidize once opened though, you are right. I generally can get through a bottle without it changing color for about 3-4 months (i use the 10% serum).... so 4-6 weeks is fast! I also tend to use it faster in the summer months, as I use on my chest, shoulders (without an antioxidant your sunscreen only can block 55% of free radials!).

Skin Medica has some great products. I have no personal experience with their newer vitamin C Complex. It has a different form of Vitamin C vs. the widely accepted known reactive L-Ascorbic Acid, so likely it's stable. Another point is that if you are using a cream vs. serum, you are semi-diluting your next applied products, namely, clear/exofrderm, etc. But, if you have been using and it works for you, that's great! Any antioxidant is better than none. :)

If I hear anything otherwise I shall post. :)
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Postby firstteacher » Tue May 19, 2009 8:23 am

Thank you so much for your information. I have used Pro C 20% and 15%, and did have a problem with the serum turning orange. It never lasted 3-4 months. It could be that I need to return to Pro C 10%. I have also used 5% around my eyes. My PS office has started selling Skin Medica products. I have had 3 series of the Vitalize Peels, usually about once a year. So I decided the try their Vitamin C product. I really can't see a significant change or difference in my skin.

I am on maintenance with the Obagi program. I also had a Blue Peel about 6 years ago. I use Retin A and Blender every 3rd day. I must say I am lax with Exfoderm. I can tell you are convinced that one should use all products in the system. I admit I have used Neutrogena Cleanser and Toner at times instead of the Obagi. How important is it to continue use of the entire system when you have been using it for 9 years? Would Retin A and Blender be sufficient to maintain?

Thanks so much for your time and information.
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Postby KadeeBelleMD2B » Thu May 21, 2009 7:20 pm

YES, I think retin-a and blender are perfectly fine for most people to continue with. The one product everyone should have is blender, hands down.

I like the foaming gel, so I use it, as with the sunscreen. I don't use exfoderm hardly at all (I developed a skin care line with a surgeon, so i use my own line of products on a daily basis).
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Postby firstteacher » Sat May 23, 2009 8:08 am

Thank you again, I visited your website and have definite interest in your products.
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Re: Question about Vitamin C serum for Kadee Belle

Postby Brittany_J » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:19 am

I am also using a Vitamin C serum, it has advanced premium pump with three layers of protection that ensures 100% maximum potency and extends the life of the serum. And has three forms of the best vitamin C derivatives. It is called Triple action Vitamin C Serum by Voilave from Amazon. It's worth a try.
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