Anti-Aging and Anti-Oxidizing Properties of Vitamins C and E


“Skincare is not an expense it’s an investment”. Choosing a superior line of skincare products and following a well-advised regimen is the best way to prevent and reverse premature aging. All of us desire healthy and youthful appearing skin but too few choose wisely to invest in quality products. Your choices should not be random but should be based on scientifically substantiated ingredients and research-backed formulations. Skin is the largest organ in your body. It serves as a shield against harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun and numerous pollutants in the environment, including smoke, smog, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbon fumes. The environmental wounding of the skin is cumulative which over time causes an uneven skin tone, blotches, fine lines, wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer.

Inevitably, less than exemplary skincare habits will take their toll on your appearance and impose a less-than-optimal appearance, which will have a detrimental effect upon your confidence and self-satisfaction. But don’t be dismayed …it’s never too early or too late to slow down the deterioration of your skin and prevent long-term and permanent change.

Benefits of Vitamins C and E for skin

Vitamins C & E are potent antioxidants that counter the lessening of collagen production by penetration deeply into the skin to protect it from oxidative stress. The result is smoother, plumper, and more supple skin achieved by promoting collagen formation, which guards against free radical damage and supports the skin’s microbiome. Your skin’s microbiome is a community of microorganisms that make your skin work better. When the microbiome is not in equilibrium, things like acne, skin inflammation, and irritation can occur. It’s all about balance and protecting the microbiome. The microbiome is indispensable for nourishing and rehydrating the skin and achieving the moisturized balance required for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring the youthful glow of health.

Vitamin C & E Serum is a 20% Complex that combines ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which has a strong affinity for water, with THD L-ascorbic, closely related to the Vitamin C, in a proportion that doesn’t cause irritation and which promotes absorption thereby increasing efficacy.

  1. Vitamin C
    Its affinity for water (hydrophilic) allows it to penetrate the superficial layer of the skin and by neutralizing free radicals it shields the skin against oxidative stress. It brightens the complexion, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and stabilizes volume.
  2. THD Ascorbate
    THD ascorbate is closely related to L-ascorbic acid, a more stable first cousin of vitamin C. Enzymes within the skin convert THD to pure Vitamin C. By possessing the attribute of fat solubility (lipophilic) it accesses more deeply into the skin and as an anti-oxidant reduces hyperpigmentation while boosting the growth of new collagen.
  3. L-Ascorbic Acid
    This is the unstable hydrophilic form of vitamin C which is responsible for fighting off free radicals and boosting collagen production of your skin. It reduces oxidative damage caused by free radicals and prevents premature aging. L-ascorbic acid accelerates collagen and hyaluronic acid production which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as assists in tightening the skin. Its role in reducing pigmentation fades the freckles and age spots, giving you a brighter rejuvenated look.
  4. Vitamin E (tocopherol)
    Vitamin E has numerous benefits for the skin aside from anti-oxidation properties. The anti-inflammatory activity of vitamin E helps in controlling acne and other skin conditions. It acts synergistically with vitamin C to reduce hyperpigmentation and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves blood flow to your skin.
  5. Vitamin C & E Serum and Probiotics
    Probiotics are the “good” bacteria and yeast found in the human body, they are live microorganisms with enormous health benefits. Research has indicated that certain probiotics have anti-inflammatory effects, increase skin hydration and reduce sensitivity. Others assist in the reduction of fine lines, are anti-aging, increase skin glow and provide UV protection. Still, others are best for the treatment of acne and rosacea. Probiotics are an intriguing subject, now in their infancy which, nevertheless, have a present value for your skin’s overall health. They possess an unlimited future potential for contributing to the science of skincare.


Intelligent and well-informed skin care is synonymous with health care. “Like a horse and carriage and love and marriage, they go together, you can’t have one without the other”. Our highly dynamic, clinically tested, Vitamin C & E Serum is formulated with a potent antioxidant system that precisely combines Vitamins C, E, and green tea with a patent-pending delivery system designed to keep intact the effectiveness of antioxidants in high concentrations and rapidly distribute wellbeing to the skin.


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Paula Moynahan, MD

Dr. Paula Moynahan, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Middlebury, CT and NYC and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania medical school in 1968. To optimize her patients’ results, Dr. Moynahan developed a unique proprietary skin treatment line in 1984, updated continuously with every scientific advancement in skincare. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Moynahan to book an appointment.

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