Vitamin C is a brightening active and powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from external aggressors that can ultimately lead to dullness and uneven skin tone. It's usually a very unstable ingredient and quick to oxidize - which is why Vitamin C-infused skincare products should be housed in opaque containers that can't be tampered by the sun!
Fun fact! Vitamin C in its original form (L-Ascorbic Acid) becomes oxidized and loses efficacy quickly with time. Its derivative, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (EAE), delivers ultra-stable and long lasting benefits of Vitamin C without decrease of potency - and is usually the preferred alternative when used in skincare. Reminder: higher percentages and purest forms are not always the best options when it comes to Vitamin C.
One more thing to keep in mind is to always pair a Vitamin C product with a Broad Spectrum sunscreen, like Daily UV Defense, to help the Vitamin C work harder for you. Sunscreen is a must even when you're not using Vitamin C!
The secret is in the peel!
Vitamin C can be found naturally in a variety of fruits and vegetables - like Jeju Tangerines (Hallabong). This particular tangerine, native to Jeju Island, South Korea, is known to be super sweet and encased with a thick peel. It's also known for its rich Vitamin C content--4X as much in its peel than its fruit! Its peel also contains various bioflavonoids like hesperidin, which has amazing antioxidant properties.
NEW! Brightening & Pore-caring Serum
Showcasing the Jeju Tangerine Peel is our Brightening & Pore-caring Serum. It's a high-performance, daily brightening serum with a lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula. Loaded with Vitamin C-rich Tangerine Peel Extract and a cocktail of Vitamin C derivative, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), and Hyaluronic Acid, this serum helps deliver an instantly more radiant, hydrated glow without the stickiness. No stinky smell, either!
Take a look at the powerful antioxidants behind our innovative fomula! Iodine can be used to test for antioxidants (indicator).
Can you take a guess what color the solution will turn?
1. Real Tangerine Extracts infused into your next citrus crush!
innisfree's Brightening & Pore-caring Serum uses antioxidant-rich Jeju Tangerine (Hallabong) extract for its ability to help visibly brighten and improve the look of firmness and elasticity of the skin.
2. Vitamin C: Your glow-brighter ingredient BFF!
innisfree's Brightening & Pore-caring Serum is formulated with not only Vitamin C-rich Jeju Tangerine extract, but also a Vitamin C derivative, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, to help visibly brighten complexion and improve the look of dullness.
3. Low molecular Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrated skin is the foundation to achieving a glowy, dewy complexion.
Hyaluronic acid provides instant and long-lasting hydration and is very highly compatible with our skin as it is already naturally produced by our body. It's essential for retaining hydration in our skin and body by holding onto large amounts of water, up to 1000x its own weight! innisfree's Brightening & Pore-caring Serum uses low molecular weight (smaller size) hyaluronic acids for better absorption.
innisfree's Brightening & Pore-caring Serum instantly increases skin's hydration by 171%.*
*Based on a 6-week clinical study on 32 Asian women ages 25 to 39. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Brightening & Pore-caring Serum is super lightweight and can be layered with other serums if you want! If you only like to use one serum, you can easily alternate with another serum depending on your skin's needs. However, keep in mind that consistency and wearing SPF during the day is key when it comes to brightening products!
Yes! The gentle formula works well with the rest of the innisfree product family.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum is suitable for all skin types.
Yes! We also recommend wearing sunscreen during the daytime for additional protection.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum is an effective yet mild formula infused with soothing Panthenol, and is also dermatologist-tested. While we are not aware of any instances of photosensitivity with this product, we always recommend applying sunscreen during the day. Please note that everyone's skin is different and we always recommend doing a patch test on the forearm prior to adding a new product to your skincare routine, and also recommend consulting a doctor if you have any known skin sensitivities.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum has a super light, citrusy fragrance that is designed to provide the best sensorial experience.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum helps minimize the appearance of pores and visibly firm around the cheek area, where pores are usually most noticeable.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum dispenses a pre-measured amount every time you twist open the cap, so you shouldn't have to worry about using too much each time. In addition, the formula is also carefully infused with real Vitamin C-rich jeju Tangerine Extract, and an optimal cocktail of vitamins - Vitamin C (EAE), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), and Vitamin B5 (Panthenol). Vitamin C EAE in the formula is very stable and it won't lose potency quickly like pure Vitamin C, so depending on your usage, the Brightening & Pore-caring Serum should last you a good amount of time. You can also alternate with using our Brightening & Pore-caring Sleeping Mask 1-3x a week to upkeep the radiance at a more affordable price.
Studies have shown that topical Vitamin C and its derivatives can be used in conjunction with other common topical actives such as sunscreen, tretinoin, other antioxidants, and alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic acids. However, we always recommend doing a patch test on the forearm prior to adding a new product to your skincare routine, and also recommend consulting a doctor if you have skin sensitivities.
Brightening & Pore-caring Serum contains Vitamin C EAE, which is a derivative form of Vitamin C that is more stable than pure Vitamin C. The amount of Vitamin C in this formula is intended to provide gentle yet effective results. Brightening & Pore-caring Serum is also dermatologist-tested. We are not aware of any instances of photosensitivity with this product, but we recommend applying sunscreen during the day. Please note that everyone's skin is different and we always recommend doing a patch test on the forearm prior to adding a new product to your skincare routine, and also recommend starting off by applying the product every other day to build up your skin's tolerance and give time for your skin to adjust to your new routine. As always, recommend consulting a doctor if you have any known skin sensitivities.