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hannah

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If it works, don't change your routine. But it is worth remembering that your skin will change, so one of these days you may find that you can't keep using ascorbic acid crystals every day!
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Thanks for the information on Vitamin C. I normally use the Vitamin C crystals on my face and all over the body after a shower. Once it dries, I'll follow up with Collagen Serum and Vitamin A cream. After reading the article, it seems that I should not use the Collagen Serum as it is too acidic, did I understand correctly?
Also I did not know that Vitamin C exfoliates and have been using the Alpha-Beta exfoliator once a week. Is this too much exfoliation? At what percentage of Vitamin C would it be the  same as 'strength' as the Alpha-Beta exfoliator?
So far, only once did the Vitamin C stung that was because I used too much. I read (cannot remember from where) that to be effective Vitamin C has to be at least 12%. Is this true?
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Collagen serum is NOT acidic.

Vitamin C serum is acidic once you add the ascorbic acid crystals.

Nothing we have is comparable to alpha/beta. This is because this one has both lactic acid and salicylic acid in a non-water base.

Silly about "Vitamin C has to be 12% to be effective".  Not true at all. It may make sense in a certain context but I do not know what context that would be.

If the combination of products you are using is working and not giving you trouble, don't change it.
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hi Hannah, thanks for the reply. I had crafted the question really badly. I meant to ask if the skin would becomes too acidic after using the L-ascorbic acid crytals, therefore nullifying the effects of the EGF in the Collagen Serum. But it's all good now, I was browsing through the other forum threads on Vitamin C, and found that this was discussed before. Thanks again.
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Plus, collagen serum contains vitamin C in a non acidic form.
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Just to clarify, if I use the collagen serum then I don't need to use vit C?  Hannah, I am curious about your thoughts on using a derm pen/roller with some of your products. I have read many positive articles about its use and it actually makes sense regarding collagen stimulation. I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,  Teri


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I will always be against the use of dermarroller and similar devices that perforate the skin. The benefits are uncertain but the risks are real and serious: inflammation and the possibility of infection.

The dermarroller is a silly idea that comes from people who think that the skin is impermeable. It isn't.   I think skin is amazing and complicated and we should respect it and not mess with it "just because".
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Hello,

I made an order for asc2p on your website. I would like to make a 5% concentration in a distilled water and applied topically on my face. I would however be sure it will reach the dermis. Do you have some recommendation ? Also I think asc2p is stable enough to not care about the pH, am I correct ?

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What do you mean by asc2p?

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Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
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