C-Shield

A$55A$178

rapid refining antioxidant serum

An all-in-one serum to brighten and refine through synergistic preventative and corrective action. A dynamic antioxidant complex shields from free radical damage while tone-correcting actives simultaneously soften visible blemishes, redness, and dark spots. Multifaceted biomimetic hydrators weightlessly deliver deep replenishment. Skin is instantly quenched, fine lines blurred, and texture softened for a remarkably plump, radiant, healthful appearance.

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Description

pH
4.0-4.5
Fragrance Free
”Yes”
Skin Type
All
[esp. hyperpigmented, textured, acne-prone]
Use Frequency
1-2x/day
AM/PM
Both
[especially AM]
Vegan
”Yes”
Alcohol Free
”Yes”
Silicone Free
”Yes”

Untap dynamic preventative and corrective synergies.

Potent antioxidants, multi-pathway brighteners and biomimetic hydrators come together to refine the skin in ways never explored before. Suspended within a silky, light, water-rich delivery system, advanced technologies target the appearance of hyperpigmented spots, acne marks, texture, and tone.

C-Shield rapid refining serum texture
1

microsponge® delivery ascorbic acid

Patented active delivery technology stabilizes vitamin c from oxidation and reduces irritation with its time-release effect.

2

refining + brightening complex

advanced brighteners boost effects of vitamin c for faster, more impactful tone correction.

3

antioxidant shield

protect from free radicals and the appearance of new hyperpigmented marks.

4

instant + extended hydration

sophisticated complex of multi-molecular weight hydrators ensures quenched skin that lasts.

01. microsponge® delivery ascorbic acid

A multifunctional delivery system designed to provide sustained release, improve stability, and reduce the irritation of vitamin C in its clinically proven, pure form: ascorbic acid. Microsponge® is a patented technology where sensitive actives are loaded inside porous microspheres. These particles enhance results by continuously delivering a controlled dose of vitamin C throughout the day. This time-release effect mitigates sensations of itching and sensitivity while the sponge-like structure balances excess oil production. Expect skin to appear brighter, smoother, and more even without the sting of traditional ascorbic acid treatments.

Microsponge® is a registered trademark of AMCOL International Corp.

02. refining + brightening complex

This next-generation vitamin C serum exploits synergistic brightening and refining actives with a higher capacity for performance during UV-exposed hours. Two of the most potent tyrosinase inhibitors available, rucinol and glabridin, dramatically speed pigmentation-correcting effects of vitamin C. Touted as a complexion bioptimizer, diglucosyl gallic acid is activated by the enzymatic activity of our skin. It acts on seven biological targets to correct the look of discolorations and redness. Amino acid derivative ectione brightens by blocking the formation of pigmented spots before they appear. In addition, german chamomile gently improves the appearance of acne for an incredibly brilliant, harmonious glow like never before.

03. antioxidant shield

Our brightening actives were not only chosen for their tone-correction benefits, but for their proactive antioxidant qualities as well. Both ectione and diglucosyl gallic acid are exceptional photoprotectors, meaning they guard cells from UV-induced damage and prevent new hyperpigmented marks from appearing. In addition, vitamin C derivative ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate mirrors the potent antioxidant effects of ascorbic acid. We complete the story with hero superoxide dismutase, a talented enzyme that neutralizes damaging superoxide radicals while reducing visible redness.

04. instant + extended hydration

Instantly quench skin’s thirst and give a plumped, soothed, hydrated appearance that lasts all day. The elegant polysaccharide snow mushroom adds nutritive hydration with its soft, jelly-like texture. Functioning as an anti-dehydration shield, our sugar-based saccharide complex helps optimize skin’s water reserves. Glycerin, the humble yet incredibly effective humectant, cooperatively hydrates and supports barrier function with our biomimetic amino acid blend. Finally, calming madecassoside, smoothing palmitoyl tripeptide-38, and balancing prebiotic microalgae finish things off with a comprehensively restorative touch.

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Aqua, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Undecane, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Glycerin, Ectoine, Oryzanol, 4-Butylresorcinol, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Xylitylglucoside, Superoxide Dismutase, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Polysaccharide, Glabridin, Madecassoside, Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Betaine, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Extract, Heptyl Undecylenate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Tridecane, Anhydroxylitol, Arginine, Tocopherol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xylitol, Olive Glycerides, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Ethyl Oleate, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Lactic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Phytate, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Myristyl Myristate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine

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ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the tetraester of ascorbic acid and isopalmitic acid. It is a clinically proven, stable, oil-soluble vitamin C derivative. It offers…
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Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Polysaccharide

A heteropolysaccharide and exceptional skin hydrator extracted from the mushroom known as Silver Ear in China. Snow mushroom has antioxidant properties, supports wound…
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Serine

Serine is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen and…
chlorella microalgae prebiotic skin microbiome

Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract

Chlorella vulgaris is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of carotenoids. In our formulas, we utilize this extract in…

01.0 The Ritual

In the morning, apply 2 pumps to clean face, neck, and eye contour. Gently massage to absorb.

Follow with another moisturizing layer if desired, such as Beam Me Up, and broad spectrum sunscreen. May also be used at night. For best results, use at least once daily and limit sun exposure.

03.0 Storage

This highly active formula is sensitive to light and extreme heat. Store in a cool, dark place away from sources of light—especially after opening. A closed drawer or cabinet is best, not an open countertop or shelf.

If you live in a very warm climate where indoor temperatures are consistently above 25°C (77°F), consider storing in a refrigerator.

02.0 Texture

C-Shield is a milky, water-rich serum with a plumping skin finish. Its plush texture immediately delivers refreshing hydration and active ingredients without weight. As an ancillary benefit, microsponge® encapsulation technology controls excess oil throughout the day without drying the skin. Oily skins will likely enjoy C-Shield and SPF alone, where drier skins may like an emollient layer sandwiched between the two.

02.1 Notes

Spot test for sensitivity prior to first use. C-Shield should feel hydrating on contact without the stinging sensation commonly associated with vitamin C serums. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. C-Shield is considered safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your health care professional to discuss your unique situation.

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