Trying to figure out how to remove dark marks or red spots from your skin? Read on to find out more about how vitamin C can help brighten and repair your skin from over exposure to skin, acne breakouts, and hormone involvement.
In the dossier of a research report from Barnet Corporation* on the form of vitamin C used in 302 Professional’s C-boost product, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, or BV-OSC, Barnet states that BV-OSC is a stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C ester. The benefits of this form of vitamin C for the skin are its anti-oxidant activity, inhibition of lipid peroxidation, protection from UV-A and UV-B, inhibition of melanogenesis (formation of pigment cells), and stimulation of collagen production.
Barnet Corportion reported that the use of pure Vitamin C is unstable and is not the most active form for collagen synthesis and anti-oxidation. It is very sensitive to light and oxygen, breaking down quickly and creating a yellowish tint in finished formulas.
The study determined that BV-OSC has an excellent penetration to the keratinocytes (skin cells) and as a result the cytoprotection against UV-B is increased. Cell viability is increased up to 30% when BV-OSC is applied compared to pure vitamin C. The lipidic vitamin C ester used in 302 C-boost is active for 48 hours in the skin at the epidermal level.
To determine some of the findings a trial was performed on BV-OSC called a Comet Assay, which is a test for determining DNA damage and repair at the level of single cells for breaks in DNA strands, oxidative induced damage, and protein cross-linking - all biological activities that lead to skin aging and/or skin disease.
The conclusions demonstrated that the application of BV-OSC resulted in reduced UV-A damage and the reduction of the release of p53 (proteins that cause cell death or apoptosis was decreased to 10% with the application of .01% BV-OSC, and the ability to create a more even skin tone (inhibition of melanogenesis) was increased by more than 80% at levels 0.1%-0.2% BV-OSC.
BO-OSC has been determined to increase healing of red marks from acne breakouts by a significant amount.
Human trials were completed on the use of BV-OSC on people with acne lesions. An aqueous gel with 10% BV-OSC was applied to 10 patients (16-45 years old) for 2-10 months. The results showed that 35% indicated excellent improvement, 50% indicated good improvement, while 15% indicated no change. Most of these results indicate an improvement in post-inflammation red marks from previous acne breakouts leading to a more even skin tone after reduction of bacterial inflammation.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF BV-OSC FOR ANTI-AGING and SKIN TONE
Cell Activation & Acceleration of collagen synthesis
Prevention of lipid peroxidation
Prevention of DNA damage
Prevention of UV induced dell damage
Inhibition of tyrosinase activity
Inhibition of melanogenesis
*Barnet Products Corporation, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632