Utilising the antioxidant power of vitamin C and E, the hydrating serum brightens and smooths the complexion, while fighting free radicals to reduce visible signs of ageing. With an uplifting sweet orange scent, it is the perfect way to kick-start your morning skincare. The formula sinks into skin quickly, leaving behind a soft and glowing complexion.
|How it works
Your skin is packed full of natural antioxidants that defend against free radicals from the environment. When these environmental free radicals outweigh your skin’s antioxidants, the skin can no longer protect itself. Free radicals latch onto the defenceless skin cells, causing irreparable damage, which ultimately leads to premature ageing. C-Tetra contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a super-stable form of vitamin C that boosts the antioxidant defence levels in the skin. Ever the multi-tasker, it also stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the complexion plump, radiant and youthful looking. As a lipid-soluble form of vitamin C, it is able to penetrate the skin’s defensive lipid barrier with ease; delivering benefits deep within the skin. Vitamin C and vitamin E work together synergistically as 'network antioxidants', boosting the serum’s overall antioxidant effect to keep skin protected throughout the day.
|Key ingredients & full ingredients list
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – A lipid-soluble form of vitamin C that provides exceptional antioxidant protection from harmful free radicals, while stimulating collagen production for a youthful complexion. Vitamin E – A lipid-soluble antioxidant that is naturally present in the skin. Vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals and is regenerated by vitamin C for optimum power. Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene.
“A lot of vitamin C products I have used in the past have been tingly or uncomfortable, but this has been mixed in a way that it has a beautiful, moisturising, hydrating feel to it. This product has made my skin look brighter, and after about 2 weeks I was getting compliments. Plus, I feel much more confident in front of the camera.” Caroline Barnes, International Make-up Artist “It is exceptionally difficult to formulate a long-lasting vitamin C serum that will keep its power over time. It is notoriously unstable, sensitive to oxidation and can often turn yellow in colour, which indicates that it has gone off. Medik8’s C-Tetra range utilises an extremely stable form of vitamin C, called tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. This molecule is altered to make it less reactive to oxidation, meaning that even 6 months down the line you can be sure your vitamin C is still as potent as when you first opened it.” Daniel Isaacs, Formulation and Development Director