What it is:
An OST-free™ youthful-outlook mini set of clinically proven actives rapidly reset your skin's youthful appearance while fueling it with a multi-day-antioxidant-reservoir™ that neutralizes the aging effects from environmental factors.
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dullness and uneven tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
What it does:
This youthful-outlook mini set is supercharged with high-performing clinically proven actives and nutrients shown to possess multi-correctional activity.
- B20: Niacinamide (vitamin B3), combined with supportive-actives, reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, blemishes, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles, while gently exfoliating dull surface cells and increasing hydration.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and supportive-actives fuels your skin with a multi-day-antioxidant-reservoir™ of antioxidant protection that neutralizes and diminishes the aging effects from environmental factors while making your skin brighter and firmer-feeling.
Nutrient-rich C+ smoothie of clinically proven ingredients help diminish many signs of photo-aging while feeding your skin nutrient-rich ingredients that help reset your skin's natural ability to restore itself and maintain a noticeably polished, younger-looking complexion.
- OST-free™; excludes everything non-toxic and clean lines exclude; plus all additives published with organ system toxicity concerns by EWG regardless of risk.
- Patent pending formulating; significantly reduce common characteristics of oxidation in Ascorbic acid water-based formulations such as; skin staining and smells while extending usage.
- Enhanced penetration; fuels your skin with a multi-day-antioxidant-reservoir™ of antioxidant protection that cannot be washed off.
- Self-activated Ascorbic acid*; eliminates your skin's exposure to shelf life oxidation and assures freshness and purity.
- C+ Smoothie; mix with any skin care application feeds your skin herb-infused nutrient-rich ingredients with multi-correctional-benefits.
- Superior miron ultraviolet glass bottles; enhances preservation and extends formula's shelf life.
Highly concentrated formula with enhanced penetration; do a patch test before applying to full face to determine your skin's tolerance; one nightly application may sufficiently maintain topical Ascorbic acid antioxidant benefits*. Start with less, then increase until you find your skin's perfect balance; self-maintenance is key, see "more info" tab.
AM application; warm a dime size amount of B20 in the palms of your hands and press-on to clean skin free of loose surface skin starting from the neck up to the face.
PM application; warm a dime size amount of C20 in the palms of your hands and press-on to clean skin free of loose surface skin starting from the neck up to the face.
C+ Application; warm a dime size amount of C+ in the palms of your hands and press-on to clean skin free of loose surface skin starting from the upper-chest up to the face.
30-minute balance check; formulated to penetrate quickly and balance with your skin's natural oil secretion; first-time use, follow "udewu for best results" insert and wait 30 minutes; after 30 minutes skin should feel more elastic and smooth without feeling heavily coated, tacky, or oily. Modify application until you find your skin's right 30-minute balance.
*Skin repeatedly exposed to environmental factors such as unprotected sun exposure, nicotine, ozone, etc. may benefit by refueling skin's topical C levels every 12 hours or by adding an overlay of C+ smoothie with your nightly application.
OST-free™ formula ingredients are checked often for updates on EWG's toxicity concerns; updates may occur between checks. Click the ingredient "quick links" to verify.
C+ (5 ml): Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
, Herb-infused oil [Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
, *Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract
, *Panax Ginseng Root Extract
, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
, *Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract
, *Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract
, *Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract
, *Sedum Rosea (Rhodiola Rosea) Root Extract
, *Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract
, *Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Extract
, *Sambucus Nigra (Black Elderberry) Extract
, *Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract
, *Silybum Marianum (Lady's Thistle) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Extract
], Camellia Sinensis (Black) Tea Leaf Extract
, Tetrahexldecyl (Vitamin C) Ascorbate
, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract
*Organically grown or wildcrafted
OST-free™, excludes everything non-toxic and clean lines exclude;, plus all additives published with organ system toxicity concerns by EWG regardless of risk.
OST-free™ provides superior skin care with ingredient quick-links to a credible public resource that specializes in providing the public with information regarding toxicity.
OST-free™ is not non-toxic or clean. Our stand is there is no way to truly be non-toxic and the term clean is commonly perceived as non-toxic. Instead, we claim OST-free™ as there are many unknown factors that can change the composition of any ingredient (or additive) from synthesis; to your application.
For example; on a mass market level; formulating L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in a water-based solution visibly demonstrates changes occur, in many cases, formulas perceived as well-formulated are oxidizing before first use.
OST-free™ simply means nothing is intentionally added to an OST-free™ formula that has been flagged with organ system toxicity concerns through EWG regardless of risk.
OST-free™ qualify additives and ingredients based on independent research, EWG's concerns, and manufacturer's INCI.
Ingredients cleared through EWG but found through our independent research as a potential risk towards fetus development or nursing infants regardless if it consumed, applied to the skin, and/or deemed as an unlikely hazard, are listed below so you can decide if it is suitable for you.
Vitamin C in the Skin – Simplified
Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid (aka; L-ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant with many rejuvenating benefits for the skin. When vitamin C levels in the skin are sufficient, it repairs and impedes environmental aging, preserving skin's health and youth longer.
Skin layers - shield
The primary role of the skin is to encompass and shield internal tissues and organs from the external environment. The skin's main structure is composed of two layers, the epidermis, and the dermis.
The epidermis – surface layer
The non-vascular epidermis is composed of many layers of cells migrating towards the surface of the skin. During migration, the cells undergo a complex transformation into a water-resistant barrier that resists dehydration and external invasion of the internal tissues before eventually shedding. A continuous rejuvenating process that protects and replaces skin cells.
The dermis – tissue layer
The vascular dermis, mainly composed of collagen fibers, fibroblasts, and blood vessels, provides structure, support, and nutrients to the epidermis. It is believed, nutrient delivery does not reach the outermost layers of the epidermis (the stratum corneum); thus, a topical application of nutrients to the skin's nutrient-deficient epidermal layers may be beneficial to maintaining the overall health and youth of the skin.
Passing through the lipid barrier - skin's brick wall
One role of the lipid barrier is resisting access to external substances. Studies indicate water-soluble vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid will not pass through the lipid barrier unless formulated at a pH below 4.
Saturation levels - skin's reservoir
"Optimum skin concentrations of the vitamin are not yet known." [source
A pigskin study confirmed, "L-ascorbic acid must be formulated at pH levels less than 3.5 to enter the skin. Maximal concentration for optimal percutaneous absorption was 20%. Tissue levels were saturated after three daily applications; the half-life of tissue disappearance was about 4 days. Derivatives of ascorbic acid including magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl-6-palmitate, and dehydroascorbic acid did not increase skin levels of L-ascorbic acid.
A simple analogy - skin's fuel
Think of vitamin C as skin's fuel. Topical C levels must be refueled before depletion to maintain optimum antioxidant benefits.
For best results, refuel the skin's C topical levels every 24 hours.
Self-maintenance - is key
Once vitamin C passes through the lipid barrier, it fuels the skin with a reservoir of antioxidants that it cannot be washed or rubbed off and remains active in the skin for several days after application unless prematurely depleted* by exposure to environmental assaults.
*Skin repeatedly exposed to environmental assaults such as unprotected sun exposure, nicotine, ozone, etc. may benefit from an additional 1-2 pump overlay of any of our nutrient cocktails per application.
Maintain C levels - inside out
It is believed that the epidermis's non-vascular structure and barrier, is the main roadblock to sufficient nutrient delivery; thus supplying vitamin C through both, topical application and dietary (supplements, fruits, and vegetables), ensure all layers of the skin are sufficiently supplied; enabling the skin to function properly, restore itself and remain healthier longer.
Feeding the skin - less is best
Skin will do what it should naturally with the right nutrient balance (both topically and dietary); start with less until you find the right balance; as skin improves and adjusts, reduce or add topical nutrient supply.
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