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Obagi Professional-C™ Products - How It Works

Obagi's Professional-C Serums provide L-Ascorbic Acid, the most bioavailable form of Vitamin C, for optimal skin absorption and results. As we age, our skin doesn’t snap back like the way it did in our younger years, resulting in more signs of skin aging, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. L-Ascorbic Acid is the active form of Vitamin C and is proven to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C Is An Important Skin Antioxidant 1

Vitamin C may offer many useful benefits:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles2-3

  • Calms skin4-6

  • Brightens skin7,8

  • Improves skin texture

  • Evens skin tone

References: 1. Lewis AB, Regan K. Dermatological procedure enhancement products: a beneficial means to combat aging skin. US Dermatol Review. 2006;1-5. 2. Traikovich S. Use of Topical Ascorbic Acid and Its Effects on Photodamaged Skin Topography. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(10):1091-1098. 3. Farris PK. Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31(7 pt 2):814-818. 4. Alster TS, West TB. Effect of topical vitamin C on postoperative CO2 laser resurfacing erythema. 5.Basketter DA, et al. Influence of vitamin C on the elicitation of allergic contact dermatitis to p-phenylenediamine.Contact Dermatitis. 2016 Jun;74(6):368-72. 6. Coenraads PJ, et al. The role of the antioxidant ascorbic acid in the elicitation of contact allergic reactions to p-phenylenediamine. Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):267-72. 7. Kameyama K, Sakai C, Kondoh S, et al. Inhibitory effect of magnesium L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (VC-PMG) on melanogenesis in vitro and in vivo. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996;34(1):29-33. 8. Espinal-Perez LE, Moncada B, Castanedo-Cazares JP. A double-blind randomized trial of 5% ascorbic acid vs. 4% hydroquinone in melasma. Int J Dermatol. 2004 Aug;43(8):604-7.