PCA Skin Vitamin C Quench Antioxidant Serum
In California we’re right in the middle of an odd spring season where the weather fluctuates from very warm one week to twenty five degrees cooler the next. I never know what to expect these days but one thing that remains a constant is the need to protect our skin from the madness of these environmental stresses.
Just as many of us are careful to regulate the nutrients we take in via food and possibly supplements, the largest organ of our body needs care from the outside as well. In my never ending quest to discover all the greatest skincare products across the world, I recently was introduced to a brand I’d never heard of before- PCA Skin. The more I dive deeper into the skincare world, the more I realize what all the aestheticians used to tell me years ago was right- very often the most potent skincare are from brands seldom heard by the masses and seldom seen in big department stores.
PCA Skin’s antioxidant serum focuses on combining Vitamin C with stem cell extracts to decrease the appearance of pesky lines and wrinkles while overall helping to combat general discolorations and uneven skin texture. Its key ingredients provide high level protection from damaging UV rays and other environmental toxins.
Vitamin C – an antioxidant that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone.
Hyaluronic Acid – holds 1,000 times its weight in water, protecting, hydrating and strengthening the skin.
Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract – an antioxidant derived from the stem cells of the lilac plant.
Glutathione – an antioxidant produced naturally by the body.
Ergothioneine – an antioxidant that supports the capabilities of other antioxidants.
At first use, what struck me was the deliciously citrus scent of this potent serum; gently massaging it into my skin smelled of a freshly peeled orange where the oils of the peel waft into your nostrils. This is a fairly thin serum in consistency and leave nary a trace after just a minute or so. Unlike other serums that have an immediate or quick telltale signs of what’s working or what doesn’t, PCA Skin’s serums take at least a few solid weeks of daily use to demonstrate their potency. Believe me, it’s worth the wait so be patient.
It was after approximately one month of daily use that I could see an overall smoothness to my skin, a general brightness as if my entire face had been photoshopped with the light tool. I used this Vitamin C serum as part of my daily morning routine as I loved its key ingredients for helping protect against environmental damages. Along with a potent sunscreen, the PCA Skin C Quench Antioxidant Serum prevented any new annoying (and potentially malevolent) sun spots from cropping up. Before using this serum, I’d occasionally see new sunspots developing despite using sunscreen and religiously staying out of the sun. At times, in going about our day, it is impossible to not walk under direct sunlight.
After discovering that this along with my sunscreen prevented new spots from occurring, I now never leave the house without using PCA Skin’s C Quench Serum as part of my morning routine.
Available at 1 fl oz/ 29.5 mL for US $75, this bottle will last approximately 4 months with once daily use and will be one of the essentials in a healthy, powerful skincare routine.