Vitamin C has long been used for brightening the skin, evening tone, and tackling pesky fine lines. It isn’t new, in this case, but it is pretty fabulous, and is a great alternative to sometimes harsher (though effective) topicals such as hydroquinone and retinoids.
One of the biggest issues with Vitamin C preparations, though, is that it can lose efficacy and potency rather rapidly. Once we open a large-scale bottle, chances are we aren’t going to get through the product as quickly as it will begin to break down.
I love that Clinque has addressed this packaging concern with their new Fresh Pressed 7 Day System with Pure Vitamin C. I also, not so secretly, love powdered cleansers that activate with water!
Per Clinique, the two part system is designed to keep you radiant and retexturized:
This ultrafine powder cleanser releases the de-aging power of fresh vitamin C to refresh and renew. Instantly skin is awakened, purified, with a refined texture and brighter look. Use in AM to jump-start skin’s renewal.
This unique booster releases the de-aging power of 10% fresh vitamin C to refresh and renew. Use with your favourite Clinique moisturizer to instantly brighten skin’s look—and deliver remarkably even-toned, retexturized skin starting in just one week.
Personally, I love the sound of it. Taking care of your skin early will make a difference, so if you are younger, you can benefit as much from it!