Ethocyn Intensive Antioxidant Serum
- Multiaction firming serum
Recommended for UV damaged / very dry skin
Astaxanthin, which is derived from super phytoplankton, is an extraordinary protective and reparative ingredient that significantly soothes inflammation, protects collagen and elastin fibers, and delivers potent reparative benefits to the skin. Astaxanthin has been scientifically proven to quench singlet oxygen reactions and suppress lipid peroxidation much more effectively than other well-known antioxidants, and thus controls the presence of ROS (radical oxygen species). Singlet oxygen depletes the antioxidant defense system of fibroblast cells, especially CAT and SOD (catalase and super oxide dismutase). Astaxanthin is approximately 100-200 times more effective than other caratenoids––including lutin and beta carotein (1.0 µM). This ingredient also effectively softens the skin’s surface by increasing the size of its stratum corneum cells, and was found effective (p<0.05) in reducing age spots via in vitro documented inhibition of melanogenesis. This inhibitory effect is superior to that induced by Vitamin C (5mg/ml), and comparable to that induced by transexamic acid (5mg/ml) or L-cysteine (0.1mg/ml) –– which are agents commonly used in dermatological therapy. Astaxanthin has been shown in healthy subjects to significantly reduce burn level (erythema) as well, and is thus ideal for skin that has been exposed to or damaged by the sun.
How to Apply
Apply 2-3 drops to face and neck directly after cleansing, twice daily.
Wait at least 30 seconds before applying other desired products (such as foundation or SPF).
The serum may be used instead of a moisturizer (in which case cover the entire face and eye area).
This super-boosted serum is ideal for twice a day application, or to use at night for a more intensive reparative treatment.
To open vial, use a pair of scissors to cut bulb on the vial's spout (cut further down the spout for more serum per application).
9.4 ml / 0.33 fl oz vial
This treatment is non-irritating, contains no artificial fragrance, and is designed for everyday use.
Clinically tested • Allergy tested • Dermatologist tested
Note: The Astaxanthin ingredient adds a warm golden hue to the traditional clear color of the other Ethocyn Serums. This tint is non-staining and will absorb quickly after application.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Dimethiconol, Octyldodecyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrahexydecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Ethoxyheptyl Bicyclooctanone (Ethocyn), Haematococcus Pluvialis Algae Extract (Astaxanthin), Commiphora mukul resin extract, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola), Echinacea Angusttifolia, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea Extract), Vitamin A Palmitate 1.7 MIU/g, dl-alpha Tocopheryl Linoleate (Vitamin E), dl-Tocopheryl Oleate (Vitamin E), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), dl-a-tocopherol (Vitamin E)