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What it is:
This OST-free™ self-mix vitamin C+ youthful-outlook 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.

Solution for:
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dullness and uneven tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles

What it does:

This self-mix set is supercharged with high-performing Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) a clinically proven active shown to possess multi-correctional activity.

- 25% 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.

- The nutrient shot helps diminish many signs of photo-aging while feeding your skin herb-infused nutrients that help reset your skin's natural ability to restore itself and maintain a noticeably polished, younger-looking complexion.

Other benefits:
  • OST-free; excludes everything non-toxic and clean lines exclude; plus all known additives ranked with organ system toxicity concerns by EWG regardless of risk
  • One-handed flip + tap dispensers; reduces prolong exposure to potentially leaching material such as plastic pumps, sprayers, and bottles
  • Two convertible droppers; patent pending dropper; our solution to easy dispensing without using potentially leaching plastics; enables traditional dropper plus one-handed drip applications
  • Enhanced penetration; fuels your skin with a multi-day-antioxidant-reservoir™ of antioxidant protection that cannot be washed off
  • Self-mix Ascorbic acid*; eliminates your skin's exposure to shelf life oxidation and assures freshness and purity
  • Self-adjustable concentration levels; use more or less depending on your skin's tolerance
  • Cocktail; 1-2 taps with any skin care application feeds your skin a herb-infused nutrient-rich cocktail with multi-correctional-benefits
  • Patent pending Nake-It formulating; significantly reduce common characteristics of oxidation in Ascorbic acid water-based formulations such as; skin staining and smells while extending usage
  • Clear solution; formulated to prevent exposing your skin to an oxidized formula, UdewU uses "clear" penetrating bases for all L-ascorbic acid applications
*Also known as; L-ascorbic acid.

L-ascorbic acid in clear glass? L-ascorbic acid oxidation process is triggered by water (or humidity). Once exposed, it oxidizes (changing from a white powder, or clear solution to amber/rust color) regardless of the container (airless pump, amber, miron, etc.). UdewU uses clear glass to dispense L-ascorbic acid powder so you can easily monitor hard to see layers of oxidation inside the bottle triggered by various climate conditions.

To check oxidation in water-based solutions simply drop a few drops of the solution onto a white surface and check the color with the chart* above.

*Note, a non-oxidized L-ascorbic acid in solution is crystal clear. The chart above is a general guideline. Actual oxidized percent versus color may vary.

Application

Highly concentrated formula with enhanced penetration; do a patch test before applying to full face to determine your skin's tolerance.

For best results, apply nightly*.

PM application; dispense 3-5 taps of H2O in the palm of your hand, then add 3-6 taps of C+. With your other hand, blend the mixture with your fingertips flattened until smooth, then quickly move into warming the mixture with the palms of your hands (by rubbing palms together) until palms are evenly coated; press-on to clean skin starting with your neck, then up to your 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 12-24 hours or add an additional 1-2 drop overlay of one of our herb-infused GLO nutrient cocktail with your nightly application.

Ingredients

OST-free™ formula ingredients are checked often for updates on EWG's toxicity concerns; updates may occur between checks. Click ingredient to verify.

Formulated with:


GLO (15 ml): Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Herb-infused oil [Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed OilSesamum 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 ExtractTetrahexldecyl (Vitamin C) AscorbatePhoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed ExtractBisabololTocopherol (Vitamin E)

*Organically grown or wildcrafted

Formulated without:

*If you are pregnant or nursing; Research Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract before coupling our formulas with other formulas that contain Licorice root; learn more.

More info

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." [study]

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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