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Use this two-part facial peel from Serious Skincare's anti-aging line for a brighter and smoother looking complexion.

The bonus Viatamin C Serum is a skin conditioning, first step in Serious Skincare's Vitamin C Esters and Serious-C3 Plasma beauty regimen. This luxurious serum was designed to be used morning and evening to help address and improve the visual signs of aging skin by optimizing the look of brightness, moisturization and the appearance of elasticity in the skin.

Set Includes

  • A-Defiance Skin Detailer 2-Part Facial Peel - Step 1 (2 oz), Step 2 (4 oz)
  • Serious-C3 Plasma Bio Technology Vitamin C Serum - 1 oz

Set Benefits

Step 1:

  • Micro-peel and evacuate pores brightening skin's look
  • Key ingredient: Lactic Acid. Deeply dissolve and activate complete formulation floods the skin with antioxidants and nurturing skin hydrators and soothers
  • Botanical scent
  • Gel like consistency
  • Glass bottle with pump and cap
  • Formulated in the USA

Step 2:

  • Draw-in and decrease the appearance of pores for a tightened and unbelievably smooth appearance
  • Botanical scent
  • Creamy consistency
  • Squeeze tube with twist-off cap
  • Formulated in the USA

Vitamin C Serum:

  • Visibly optimizes the entire complexion for a younger-looking appearance
  • Improves the look of elasticity in the skin
  • In a 30 subject clinical study using C SERUM as directed twice per day for 30 days, when instrumentally measured by a cutometer:
  • After 15 minutes, subjects showed an average 14% increase in the appearance of skin elasticity
  • After 30 days, subjects showed an average 26% increase in the appearance of skin elasticity
  • Increases the moisturization in the skin instantly and throughout the day
  • Improves the look of skin's brightness
  • In a 30 subject clinical study using C SERUM as directed twice per day for 30 days, when instrumentally measured by a mexameter:
  • After 15 minutes, subjects showed an average 16% increase in the look of skin brightness
  • The Serious-C3 Plasma Bio Technology is an ingredient complex used in the formulation to help boost the antioxidant beauty benefits of C SERUM
  • We have 6 Vitamin C Esters in the formulation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights against free radical aggressors
  • Floods the upper layers of skin with antioxidants and beauty anti-aging ingredients to help give the skin a more refreshed, youthful look
  • Citrus scent
  • Gel-like liquid
  • Glass bottle with pump dispenser and cap
  • Made in Italy

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

For questions about product, please contact the Serious Skincare Customer Support line: 1-800-540-8662.

Exfoliators    Serums    

Why Exfoliate?
Exfoliation is a very important yet often overlooked step in the beauty regimen. It is the key to loosen and remove a dead layer of skin cells, while speeding up the skin's process of shedding (which slows with aging or mature skin). Exfoliation also helps to stimulate the blood circulation, brighten the complexion by improving color and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent build-up that can lead to break outs.
Without exfoliation, skin can take on an uneven tone, looking dull, patchy or even ashy. After exfoliation, skin serums and moisturizers are able to penetrate more effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate more successfully and thus leading to better beauty product results.
As a general rule, you will want to exfoliate at least once per week. You can adjust your schedule according to your needs. The texture of the exfoliant may also factor in the frequency of usage. A finer grained exfoliator might be tolerated well and could be used more often if desired. If your skin becomes irritated or flaky, reduce the frequency of exfoliating or switch to one with finer texture.
Sometimes exfoliating ingredients are added to toners or also come in the form of masks. These products provide more options to incorporate exfoliating ingredients into your regimen.

How to Choose an Exfoliator
Choose an appropriate exfoliator for your skin type. Sensitive, fine or aging skin will need a finer abrasive ingredient than other types of skin. The best way to select one is to read the label description to determine the item's abrasiveness or strength. Salt, sugar, plant fiber, nut hulls, jojoba beads, apricot seeds, kernels, oatmeal, and bamboo beads are all common ingredients used in abrasive exfoliators.
Enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salycilic acid preparations are referred to as chemical exfoliators. They are typically available in varying strengths in the form of a gel or serum. They can also be used once per week, or as desired after cleansing and before moisturizing to attain the same effect. They exfoliate with less irritation, and are especially recommended if your skin is on the sensitive side.

How to Exfoliate
After cleansing and rinsing the face, apply the exfoliator to your wet face. Using your fingers or a soft cloth, scrub using gentle circular motions. You will want to avoid the delicate eye area and scrub gently on the areas bordering it like the cheek bones and temple area outside of the eyes. Rinse your face and softly pat it dry.

What is a Serum?
Deciding to use a serum can depend on various factors including skin type, age or degree of damage. They are able to effectively absorb onto the skin, delivering active ingredients for maximum benefit. Depending on ingredients, serums contain anti-aging properties that help to firm, tighten, provide anti-oxidants, re-texturize, or address the signs of aging. If you decide to use a serum with your moisturizer, select one with the ingredients or benefits associated with the concerns you wish to address.

How To Use

Step 1: Dispense a quarter size amount of Step 1 onto the palm of hand, using your fingertips apply an even layer to face and neck avoiding immediate eye area. Leave on skin for 3 minutes. Remove from skin using a damp washcloth gently wiping in circular motions until face is clean and free from Step 1. Next, splash face with cold water and gently pat dry.

Step 2: Immediately after removing Step 1 from the skin with a damp cloth, apply Step 2 with your fingertips all over face and jaw line, avoiding immediate eye area and create a smooth even mask. Allow 5-10 minutes to set. Remove with a damp cloth and splash clean with cool water. Pat skin dry.

Vitamin C Serum: Use every morning and evening after cleansing and drying the skin. Gently smooth a generous amount onto the face and neck. Allow to dry before applying a moisturizing cream. Best when used twice per day - in the morning and in the evening on freshly cleansed skin. Eye area safe. Average days of supply: 30.

Ingredients

Step 1: Water, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Malic Acid, Ellagic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Gluconic Acid, Mendelic Acid, Epilobium Angustofolium Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Retinol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Proplyparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Step 2: Water, Kaolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Zinc Oxide, Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Polyacrylate-13, Polysorbate 20, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Gluconate, Lecithin, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1.

Vitamin C Serum: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Ahnfeltiopsis Concinna Extract, Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Creatine, Urea, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-17 (And) Colloidal Platinum, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Carbomer, Dmdm Hydantoin, Disodium Edta, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethanolamine, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Maltodextrin, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyapatite, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Glutathione, Cysteine, Ethoxydiglycol, Zeolite, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ci 15985 (Fd&C Yellow N.6), Ci 19140 (Fd&C Yellow 5)