WHAT IS IT:
A stable vitamin C booster powder to brighten dull skin, protect against free radical damage and improve signs of photo aging.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Made from pure L-Ascorbic acid — the gold standard for Vitamin C. L’Abeille’s Poten- C gives your skin a daily antioxidant boost to help protect from environmental stressors and prevent premature aging.
Vitamin C serums are notoriously unstable and degrade quickly, which is why we chose a powder. Mixed fresh daily, Poten C retains its full potency and only activates the moment you use it.
This super fine topical Vitamin C powder dissolves quickly into your favorite water based serum or moisturizer for an instant antioxidant boost. Use regularly for a brighter, tighter, smoother and all round more youthful looking complexion.
Tap a pea sized amount of powder into the palm of your hand and blend until dissolved with your favorite water-based serum, essence, toner or lotion. Apply to clean skin on your face, neck and chest.
NOTE: You may experience some tingling while your skin adjusts to Vitamin C. Use less to start and gradually increase the amount as your skin develops a tolerance. Discontinue use if irritation continues or is severe.
TIP: To avoid irritation, do not use with products like AHAs, BHAs, retinol, or products that already contain vitamin C.
What percentage of Vitamin C is this? What is the active percentage? L'Abeille Poten C is pure vitamin C. The active percentage will vary depending on how much Poten-C powder you use and how much serum or moisturizer you add. We recommend aiming for 10%-20% (1 part powder to 5 parts product would give you a 20% concentration).
How long does vitamin c powder stay fresh and potent? Unopened. Poten C has a shelf life of about 24 months. Once opened, use within one year for full potency.
When is the best time to use Poten-C? In the morning? At night? Vitamin C is best for morning application but can be used morning & night if desired. For optimal skin protection, it's strongly advised to use a well formulated broad spectrum sunscreen to further protect against oxidative stress.
Can I use Poten C if I have sensitive skin? If your skin is sensitive, we recommend you start with a lower concentration of vitamin C to see how your skin tolerates it before working your way up to the full (pea sized) amount. Start off by applying Poten C every other day to build up your skin's tolerance and avoid any irritation. As long as you aren't noticing any redness or sensitivity after a few weeks, you can increase to the recommended amount. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. If your acne or redness is severe we recommend talking to your physician about the best treatment.
Can I mix it with plain water? Yes. However, L'Abeille explains "Vitamin C is proven to work synergistically with other antioxidants which is why we recommend activating it with a water based product that is rich in antioxidant protection".
Can I mix it with rosehip oil, jojoba oil or another face oil? We recommend mixing Poten-C with a water based serum or moisturizer. Because it is water soluble, Poten C will not dissolve completely in oil and will not be as effective.
Can I mix Poten-C with my sunscreen? We recommend mixing Poten-C with a water based serum, toner or moisturizer - then apply your sunscreen over top.