SH DECIEM CHAT: The One Minute Method

Updated: Feb 23

πŸ’žπŸ’›πŸ’› Vitamin C One-Minute Method πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’ž

Hello lovelies! I've been seeing lots of questions about using Vitamin C 23% suspension (or the LAA powder) as a 🏡️ ONE Minute Massage-on Treatment 🏡️

This is not a method recommended by Deciem but there are a bunch of us who are using it this way for the following reasons: 🏡️ To minimise the risk of irritation that goes hand-in-hand with C products that exceed a 20% concentration. 🏡️ To enable us to use the product more often without risking negative side effects like irritation, redness or burns 🏡️ To deal with the gritty texture of this product 🏡️ To leave the skin with a nice plump finish that's ready to receive the rest of your routine Some of you have undoubtedly seen some of my past posts about C, including the pics of the crazy burns and rashes I got from it - even though I had used the product daily for months with no issue. My skin became sensitised and I almost gave up on it πŸ™ However I did some research and found out a few things about Vitamin C - I'll post some links to studies in the comments: A: Vitamin C sinks in within one minute of application B: Any product remaining in your skin after this time will not penetrate and is at risk of oxidising C: Vitamin C has a half life of approx 4 days in the skin so if you have high levels of C already it's just not necessary to use it every day (this is in reference to pure LAA, not the derivatives) D: your skin can only hold a small amount of C anyway so less is definitely more! E: Once absorbed into the skin C cannot be washed off πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› How to use the C23% as a treatment πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Gently squeeze a small amount onto your fingers and massage onto dry skin. I find this to be lightly exfoliating. There's also some suggestion that C can be physically pushed into the skin so make sure you really hit those target areas (pigmentation, texture, 11s, etc). Then I spritz or wet my fingers and dissolve the grit with a bit more massage. After ONE minute rinse with a damp face cloth. Continue your routine as normal. Hints: 🏡️ Some products are not compatible with strong LAA products so it's probably best to avoid using Buffet, peptides, Euk, acids etc following this method 🏡️ I do this AM after cleansing in order to get the best photoprotective benefits from C but you could do it evening as well 🏡️ If you're concerned about irritation or you are new to this product you might want to add a drop of oil into the mix The key to success with this method is to remember that it's a ONE minute treatment - don't risk irritation and burns by leaving it longer! Depending on your tolerance you can do this every 2-5 days and your C levels will stay topped up. So, are you using this method? Any results to resort? Hints? Tips? Questions? Don't forget to comment to keep this post bumped! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Have a wonderful glowy day! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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