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Use Together, Glow Better!

Why exfoliation and vitamin C are meant to be.
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Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. We’ve heard how beneficial sloughing off dead skin cells is for our skin health, whether it’s to help even skin tone and texture, or to promote radiance. But, did you know when exfoliants like glycolic acid and vitamin C pair up, the results deliver a next-level glow? Learn more about how they pair together for a big brightening boost.

Why should I exfoliate?
As we age, cell turnover happens at a much slower rate. Founder and dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad notes, “Over time, cell renewal can be 7 times slower, resulting in dullness, deeper lines, and uneven texture and tone.” To keep dull and tired-looking skin at bay, exfoliation is an essential step you can start as early as your 20s to help slough off dead skin cells and expedite the cell turnover process. In addition to working well on its own, exfoliation can pave the way for potent ingredients that need the right environment to work their best, like glycolic acid and vitamin C.

How does exfoliation help vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost skin’s radiance and prevent visible skin damage. Unfortunately, vitamin C has its share of challenges: our bodies are unable to naturally produce it, and vitamin C has difficulty penetrating the skin, preventing maximum absorption. Enter exfoliation: By first clearing away dead skin cells with an exfoliant like glycolic acid, vitamin C can better penetrate the skin.

Rather than create an exfoliating serum for the face and a vitamin C serum for the face, Dr. Murad and his team of experts developed Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum: a dual-phase serum that combines glycolic acid with a unique one-of-a kind gold-stabilised vitamin C for enhanced stability, efficacy and potency. Together, glycolic acid and vitamin C equal greater brightening results, with 83% of users agreeing their skin was brighter and more radiant in just 4 weeks.

Can I use multiple exfoliants to help vitamin C?
Yes! That’s why Dr. Murad created Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial with three different types of exfoliants in one product. Physical micro-mineral exfoliants smooth, high-performing enzymatic exfoliation dissolves dulling dead skin cells to reveal radiant skin, and chemical exfoliants including glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid exfoliate, brighten and purify pores. And, it's clinically proven to smooth texture as effectively as a professional microdermabrasion in one use—and brightens over time.

Ready for your results with Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial? Shop the products to the right!

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  • Vita-C Glycolic Serum
    Vita-C Glycolic Serum

    Vitamin C and glycolic acid serum for dramatically brighter, healthier-looking skin.

    £88.00 | 30ML
  • Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial
    Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial

    Triple exfoliating facial is clinically proven to smooth texture as effectively as a microdermabrasion facial—in just one use.

    £88.00 | 80 ML

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  • Essential-C Cleanser
    Essential-C Cleanser

    Vitamin-rich, energising cleanser washes away impurities without over-drying skin.

    £44.00 | 200ML
  • Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
    Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

    Daily moisturiser hydrates, protects and revitalises skin.

    £69.00 | 50ML