Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum
Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum
Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum

Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum

VETTED Dermlab Vitamin C Complex (15%) Serum is our gentle but powerful brightening antioxidant serum. It is suitable for all skin types and formulated to be especially safe for sensitive skin.

Please note that we do not use neutralizing fragrances in our products. The Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum contains ferulic acid, which can have a distinctive smell. 


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      After cleansing in the morning, apply 1-3 drops evenly to the face. For best results, follow with your favorite sunscreen and our M1 or M2 Moisturizer.

      Active Ingredients

      Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

      Ascorbic tetraisopalmitate is a fat-soluble derivative that penetrates the skin well and provides the benefits of vitamin C without the instability issues of L-ascorbic acid. This derivative is also gentle on the skin, making it a great option for sensitive or reactive skin types. Irritant and allergic reactions to this derivative are also very rare.

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      Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

      Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a fat-soluble vitamin C derivative that penetrates the skin deeply and effectively. It is more stable than L-ascorbic acid, making it a popular choice in hypoallergenic skincare formulations. This derivative is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.

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      Niacinamide helps to visibly minimise enlarged pores, tightens lax pores, improves uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness and strengthen a weakened surface.

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      An emollient chemical that is naturally present in sebum (oil). Squalene helps increase hydration, and thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, can help with acne and eczema. Vetted’s squalene is derived from olives.

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      Vc Vitamin C Complex Serum insights:

      This is a potent antioxidant complex serum that neutralizes free radicals while brightening and evening the skin’s appearance. 

      Vitamin C plays an essential role in skin health by neutralizing free radicals from ultraviolet light and pollutants, while supporting collagen synthesis. It also inhibits tyrosinase, a pigment-producing enzyme, involved in the pathogenesis of conditions that lead to uneven skin tone. 

      While L-ascorbic acid is the most biologically active form of vitamin C, it is unstable in cosmetics and does not penetrate the stratum corneum effectively.¹,² Our formulation includes two stable, lipophilic vitamin C derivatives that readily penetrate: ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. We also added niacinamide, a B vitamin with antioxidant and skin lightening properties.³,⁴  

      We selected the vitamin C derivatives with the fewest reports of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). In contrast to most vitamin C serums, our formulation does not include tocopherol, a stabilizer but also a known ACD culprit. Rather, we use ferulic acid, an exceedingly rare allergen.⁵ We have also added squalene, a powerful emollient that is naturally present in skin. In addition to moisturizing, squalene also neutralizes free radicals, increases cell turnover, improves skin elasticity, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

      Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus Ferment, Xantham Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Squalene, Ferulic Acid, Tapioca Starch, Algin, Isoamyl Laurate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Gluconolactone 

      Our products are made in the US with ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and responsibly sourced and packaged in recyclable glass and paper. 

      1. Al-Niaimi F, Chiang NYZ. Topical Vitamin C and the Skin: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications. J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2017 Jul;10(7):14–7. 
      2. Pinnell SR, Yang H, Omar M, Monteiro-Riviere N, DeBuys HV, Walker LC, et al. Topical L-ascorbic acid: percutaneous absorption studies. Dermatol Surg Off Publ Am Soc Dermatol Surg Al. 2001 Feb;27(2):137–42. 
      3. Bissett DL, Oblong JE, Berge CA. Niacinamide: A B Vitamin that Improves Aging Facial Skin Appearance. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31(s1):860–6.
      4. Boo YC. Mechanistic Basis and Clinical Evidence for the Applications of Nicotinamide (Niacinamide) to Control Skin Aging and Pigmentation. Antioxid Basel Switz. 2021 Aug 21;10(8):1315. 
      5. Hausen BM. Contact allergy to balsam of Peru. II. Patch test results in 102 patients with selected balsam of Peru constituents. Am J Contact Dermat Off J Am Contact Dermat Soc. 2001 Jun;12(2):93–102. 

      Our products are packaged in recyclable glass and paper.

      Find out what makes Vetted, Vetted.

      We are redefining clean. Our ingredients are science-backed, ethically sourced and truly hypoallergenic.

      Our product standards:

      Our formulations were designed by our dermatologists. Every ingredient is carefully selected using the most up-to-date scientific evidence on efficacy, irritant, and allergenic potential.

      We exclude ingredients that are known endocrine disruptors or for which there is credible evidence of concerning health or environmental toxic effects.

      Our products don't have any fragrances or fragrance cross-reactors. 

      We don't include any ingredients that are common (or uncommon, for that matter) causes of allergic contact dermatitis.

      All of our products undergo repeat insult patch testing. There are no reports of irritant or allergic reactions with testing of our formulations. 

      Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors. We don't include any phthalates in our formulations and we package our products in glass (which does not leach phthalates). 

      We do not test any of our formulations on animals. 

      All products are packaged in recyclable glass bottles. 

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