VitaShieldTM Vitamin C Intensive Face Treatment represents a breakthrough in skin care product technology. This technology allows the vitamin C to remain in a non-aqueous suspension protected from all of the elements that attack and destroy the vitamin’s integrity and effectiveness.
L-ascorbic acid is further enhanced by the addition of zinc sulfate, which helps neutralize free radical damage, reduce inflammation and promote wound healing. Zinc sulfate, when topically applied, has been shown to penetrate skin. The body does not synthesize zinc and it must, therefore, be topically applied. The body’s supply of zinc is also depleted by increased calcium intake and by intense perspiration. Various diseases, including roughened skin and impaired wound healing have been reported in mild zinc deficiency cases.
Cyclomethicone-A widely used silicone in hair and skin conditioners.
L-Ascorbic Acid-Common form of Vitamin C. It is considered a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Octyl Isonanonanoate- A compound formed from an alcohol and an acid by elimination of water, as ethyl acetate.
Octyl Palmitate-Widely used as an emollient in makeup, cold creams, lipsticks, and shaving creams. The CIR Expert Panel concludes that this ingredient is safe for use in cosmetic products.
Isopropyl Palmitate-Widely used binder, skin-conditioning ingredient and emollient.
Zinc Sulfate-The reaction of sulfuric acid with zinc. Mild crystalline zinc salt used in shaving creams, eye lotions, astringents, styptics, and in gargle spray, skin tonic, and after-shave lotion.
Ginkgo Biloba Extract-Tree with leaves having components that is effective as an anti-inflammatory and an aid in collagen production.
Green Tea Extract-Many independent studies reveal that the topical application of green tea extract provides broad-spectrum protection against skin aging. These published studies indicate that people can derive significant benefit from green tea extract applied topically on a consistent basis.
Heather Extract-An extract of Calluna vulgaris, also called Ling Extract.
Ginseng Extract-Root of the ginseng plant grown in China, Korea, and the United States. It is used in American cosmetics as a demulcent.
Horsetail Extract-Horsetail is rich in minerals the body uses to rebuild injured tissue. The herb helps eliminate excess oil from skin and hair.
Fragrance-Any natural or synthetic substance or substances used solely to impart an odor to a cosmetic product.
Silica-Minerals used in cosmetics as an absorbent powder and thickening agent.
Propylparabenà It is used as preservative and the total amount of Parahydroxybenzoic acid ester should be less than 1.0% (w/w).