CE-Tetra® is a revolutionary ultra-stable
vitamin C serum which helps combat sun-induced
damage to the skin, trigger collagen synthesis,
increase the skin’s elasticity and density
as well as improve the skin’s texture and
brighten the complexion. Designed for both
men and women in their mid-20s to 40s.
Regular vitamin C is very unstable and many
typical vitamin C products are inactive
by the time they are used on the skin, in
some cases, they have become pro-oxidant
and actually generate free radicals! Ground-breaking
stability data on CE-Tetra guarantees real
vitamin C activity and best of all, unlike
L-ascorbic acid (regular vitamin C), C-Tetra
will not exfoliate or irritate skin.
CE-Tetra® contains 7% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate,
the most potent and highly stable derivative
of vitamin C available. CE-Tetra has been
shown to have upto 4 times the potency L-ascorbic
acid and other derivatives such as MAP (magnesium
CE-Tetra® contains PP-2 (Polyolprepolymer-2)
for enhanced penetration.
skin against oxidative stress the main
cause of photo-ageing
sunscreen creams. Once applied, CE-Tetra®
absorbs immediately and cannot be washed
Adds a luminous glow to the skin, evens
out skin tone and leaves it supple,
bright and well hydrated
against free-radicals, the high energy
particles which damage collagen, the
skin’s natural scaffolding
stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis,
causing the skin to tighten and erasing
minor lines and wrinkles
skin inflammation and UV-induced erythema
fights against hyperpigmentation and
physical resistance to capillary damage
and thereby has a benefits to redness-prone
the lipid barrier of the skin and stimulates
the production of ceramides
Formula is non-acne aggravating and
non-comedogenic (does not clog the pores)
Lipophilic Ascorbates are the holy grail
of vitamin C derivatives and tetrahexyldecyl
ascorbate (C-Tetra) is the leader in the
class. Medik8 offer tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
in a very simple vehicle to ensure the
absence of interference from other ingredients
that would be present in a regular emulsion
cream or gel. Contrary to the misguided
assumptions of even some expert skincare
formulators, adding more antioxidant types
or just loading concentration of one antioxidant
in a formula can actually reduce the antioxidant
effect of the product. Medik8 antioxidants
have been tested throughout development
and Medik8 have patents pending on innovations
following this pioneering antioxidant
has been strengthened by the addition
of a natural form of vitamin E (d-alpha
isomer). Natural vitamin E and vitamin
C work together synergistically in order
to stabilise and 'recharge' each other.
They prevent each from oxidising when
they are co-applied to the skin.
full background science on CE-Tetra, please
refer to the Medik8 Science section of
CE-Tetra has been formulated for direct application to the face.
In the morning, after cleansing, apply 3-4 drops directly to the skin and blend evenly across the whole facial area, neck and décolleté. Alternatively, place a drop on your finger and massage into the skin. Leave to absorb for 2-3 minutes.
Follow with the application of Hydr8 SPF25 or your preferred SPF hydrator/sunscreen.
To view the application areas and protocol click below:
Medik8 is the British skin research company pioneering cosmeceutical technologies to make the most effective ingredients suitable for even the most sensitive skin, yet crucially without compromising efficacy. Medik8 cosmeceuticals may be used by everyone. Apart from being kinder to the skin, it turns out this new technology is kinder to the planet too. That’s why Medik8 is known as the ‘Green Cosmeceutical’ brand. Most skin is sensitive, it is just to what degree that distinguishes it from others. A simple change of washing powder can demonstrate this. People of all ages and skin types can periodically suffer from sensitive skin, making them particularly susceptible to certain irritating cosmeceutical ingredients. In fact, those suffering from acne, rosacea or psoriasis usually have greater skin sensitivity, which can be exacerbated by some aggressive treatment products that they use. The challenge for Medik8 is to make effective ingredients less aggressive without reducing potency. We do this in many ways for example using film-encapsulation, chirally correct actives, non-acid derivatives and patented anti-erythema technologies. Of course, using any effective strength actives, for example retinols and fruit acids, will cause some stinging to even the toughest skins, but Medik8 pharmacologists have minimised the degree of irritation and in some cases made it absent all together. No longer are the most powerful and effective ingredients beyond the reach of people who want the gain without the pain! And who doesn’t want that? Ask your skin care professional about what Medik8 can do for you.
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