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VesPro C FactorTM Vitamin C Skin Serum formula with 14.3% Vitamin C (Ester C ), is the very latest in anti-aging skin care. Recent scientific research has shown that vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that is capable of preventing and even reversing the effects of aging on human skin. It is for this reason that we use vitamin C as a key ingredient in our anti-aging formulations. If topically applied, a high-dose of vitamin C serum would also help prevent and treat dry skin problems

Benefits of using C FactorTM
We have formulated a stable and unique VesPro C FactorTM Vitamin C Skin Serum that does not degrade rapidly like other vitamin C preparations may.formula absorbed quickly by the skin, has a non sticky application, and maintains potency in the bottle, so when you apply it, it sends concentrations of stable vitamin C directly into the skin.  

C FactorTM is designed to counteract time, the environment, and the forces that are harmful to your complexion. At the same time, it protects from future damage by promoting cell renewal, boosting collagen production and providing antioxidant protection.

- Improves sun-damaged skin
- Reduces the appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Improves Your Skin Tones
- Inhibits UV Aging for Younger Looking Skin
- Great for use Under Make Up
- Unclogs pores
- Non-Drying, Moisturizing Formula
- Boost Collagen Production for Skin Protection
- Maintains Skin Elasticity
 



C FactorTM's Formula combines these cutting edge ingredients:

1. Ester-C - A Technological Breakthrough :(click for more information)
2. Pycnogenol-Maintains Skin Health :(click for more information)
3. Co-Q10 :(click for more information)
4. Bio-Ferm The Cutting Edge :(click for more information)


  Read Testimonial
  Product Comparison
  FAQ-Ester-C Topical
  Does Vitamin C skin care work?
  Sun exposure - Premature Skin Aging



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 C FactorTM's Ingredients:


Ester-C

    Ester-C: A Technological Breakthrough:
   
14.3% pure & stable Vitamin C. The Big news about Ester C is the shelf life. While most Vitamin C
    used in topical products is so unstable that 90% of its potency is gone after the first month (30 days).
   
C Factor's main ingredient, Ester-C Topical retains 90% of its Vitamin C activity for 2 years (730
    days). This translates to more potency in the bottle, so when you apply it, it sends concentrations of
    stable vitamin C directly into the skin.


    To prove that Ester C Topical achieves greater stability than ordinary vitamin C, scientists at Inter-
    Cal pioneered laboratory and analytical methods that gauge the stability of vitamin C liquids, topicals
    and cosmetics. Extensive accelerated tests revealed the remarkably long shelf life of Ester C 
    tro
pical...and the remarkably short shelf life of ordinary vitamin C. To understand the stability concept,
    consider the vitamin C in your orange juice. You buy it 'fresh' at the market. But as this chart shows,
    its vitamin C content deteriorates very rapidly. By contrast, the vitamin C in Ester C
Topical lasts
    over two years with a potency of 90%.



 



Pycnogenol :
Maintains Skin Health :

   WHAT IS PYCNOGENOL?
  
Pycnogeno is a natural plant extract from the bark of the Maritime Pine, pinus maritima, growing along
   the coast of south-west France, in the Lands of Gascony. Pycnogenol
 
is a water-soluble flavonoid
   extract with highly bio available procyanidins, catechins, taxifolins and the typical spectrum of phenolic
   acids.


   Benefits :
  
Pycnogeno has proof of its bio availability in man. Pycnogeno a powerful blend of antioxidants and a
   natural anti-inflammatory agent, helps your body to combat environmental stress, keeps your
   circulatory system fit and combats joint inflammation. Pycnogeno 
improves and normalizes capillary
   activity and strengthens capillary walls. It helps restore flexibility to arterial walls. Pycnogeno
 binds
   collagen fibers, realigning them in the process to more youthful, undamaged structures. Elasticity and
   flexible strength is restored to connective tissue. The versatility goes beyond the fact that
   Pycnogeno
 
is a potent blend of antioxidants: its benefits are also due to it being a unique vitamin C
   "action-helper". Current research has shown that
 Pycnogeno 
reduces the risk circulatory diseases
   (stroke, vascular and heart diseases) , reduces inflammation (arthritis, edema), maintains skin health
   and helps alleviate a variety of other conditions
.

   Some History
   Pine bark flavonoid polyphenols were in used by the native Indians of North America in a tea brewed
   from the bark of pine trees growing along the Atlantic coast. History indicates that pine bark was used
   medicinally as early as the 13th century. French explorer Jacques Cartier was introduced to the tea
   when Indians saved most of his crew from death by scurvy during the winter of 1534. More than 400
   Years later Universities began studies on flavonoids. Their search for bio-active flavonoids eventually led
   them to French coastal pine bark, where they found a rich source of a narrow group of highly bio
   available and bio-active flavonoids in the bark of the French maritime pine of Landes de Gascogne.

  
Horphag's continuing work by researchers in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Germany,
   Hungary, Japan, Switzerland and the United States over the last 30 years has confirmed the chemical
   structure, effects and absence of toxicity in
Pycnogeno?

   - Pycnogeno is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd and its application is protected
     by U.S. patents #4,698,360 / #5,720,956 and other international patents.

   




Co-Q10

    A totally natural substance found in every cell of the human body, especially in the heart. Co-Q10 acts
    similar to extremely effective strong antioxidants. It prevents production of Oxygen free radicals
    initially, due to efficient controlled use of Oxygen and Hydrogen electrons which then ensures that
    cellular anti-oxidants have less free radicals to negate.


    WHAT IS COQ10?
  
  Co-Q10 is a totally natural substance found in every cell of the human body, especially in the
    heart. Ubiquinone is produced by the liver naturally. Co-Q10
is found in the food chain. Foods such
    as fresh fruit and vegetables have low levels whilst raw meat or very undercooked meat has potentially
    high levels.

    Co-Q10 is harvested from a unique algae source produced in Japan. The Co-Q10
is removed without
    damaging the algae which is then able to recover and consequently can be re-harvested continually.

    Co-Q10
acts similar to extremely effective strong antioxidants. It prevents production of Oxygen free
    radicals initially, due to efficient controlled use of Oxygen and Hydrogen electrons which then ensures
    that cellular anti-oxidants have less free radicals to negate. In catalytic pathways it sparks the
    manufacture of Adenosine TriPhosphate (ATP), which is the basic energy currency molecule of the
    cell. ATP is the fuel that electrifies the Mitochondria. Co-Q10 is the precursor of ATP. ATP is created
    within the  Electron Transport Systems (ETS). There can be up to 15,000 Electron Transport Systems
    in one Mitochondria. The numbers differ greatly in various body parts and individuals.


   
Without the presence of Co-Q10 in all mammal cells, the cellular Mitochondrial electronic balance
    diminishes with increasing age, resulting in ever increasing numbers of free radicals pervading the cell.
    This decline in the health of your Mitochondria is Mitochondrial disease.
 

    Co-Q10 is the key to accessing HEZ (Hydrogen Efficiency Zone).






Bio-Ferm The Cutting Edge

  A New and Unique All Natural Herbal Complex brought together from around the globe. From the United
  States
desert southwest comes Jojoba, which provides a nutrient base rich in triglycerides and
  minerals, especially iodine. Yucca Root and Aloe for cleansing and moisturizing---also Arnica flowers
  and Juniper are sourced from the Northern U.S. South America provides Soapbark, known for its gentle
  cleansing qualities. Europe provides herbs from the alps, the Mediterranean and the northern plains
  such as Horsetail, Rosemary, Kelp, and Chamomile. From the Orient comes Green Tea, Each herb is
  carefully selected for it's natural constituents and blended in specific proportions to maximize their
  effect.

  WHAT IS BIO-FERMTM?
  Where the Old World meets the new World and Tradition Meets Technology. Bio-Ferm represents a
  new and unique herbal complex to enhance and elevate the performance of VesPro's skin care product

  (C Factor)
.

  SELECTED HERBS

  North America supplies native herbs of the desert southwest, such as Jojoba, which provides a nutrient
  rich base of triglycerides and minerals. Such as iodine. Yucca Root and Aloe for cleansing and
  moisturizing. From the northern USA comes Arnica Flowers and Juniper to help soothe and reduce
  any irritation. Out of South America comes Soapbark, known for its gentle cleansing qualities. The
  European Continent provides the likes of Horsetail, high is silica to strengthen skin cells, from the
  Alps, the Mediterranean, the the Northern Plains. Comes Rosemary for simulating blood flow, Kelp as
  an antiseptic and Chamomile for reducing irritation. And lastly from the Orient comes specifically
  selected species of Green Tea, providing the liquid basis of Bio-Ferm, used from ancient times 
  because of its naturally occuring polyphenois.

  like fine wine, AGED
 
  Each herb is carefully selected for it's natural constituents and blended in specific proportions to
  maximize the effect of the herbal residuals in C Factor. The first process is extraction with purified and
  filtered water to perserve the integrity of the herbs. The second is an enzymatic process that boosts and
  enhances the extraction. The third stage is a carefully monitored fermentation process. And like a fine
  wine, it is then allowed to settle and mature before it is triple filtered into Bio-Ferm.

  like the ocean tides, TIMED
  Bio-Ferm is governed by the laws of nature and chemistry. The production time is measured in weeks
  and months rather than hours like most high speed chemical processes.Bio-Ferm
is timed to coincide
  with specific phases of the moon. For thousands of years man has seen the effects of the moon on the
  tides, the plant growth and cyclic animal behavior. This may not be the fastest method, but it is the
  most effective method.
 



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Testimonials:

I've tried every product in the duty free stores, but NOTHING has worked better than C Factor. I'm very happy to have my own skin back from the dry "cabin skin".
....Rachel Larner
Air New Zealand flight attendant

The vitamin C in C Factor absorbs both UVA and UVB and acts as a photo absorbent and also as an immune stimulant to diminish solar damage. I highly recommended C Factor to prevent premature skin aging and maintain healthy skin.

....Mark Van Wormer,
MD, RVT, RDCS

"As a female business executive, and for simply a general feeling of self confidence, my appearance is very important. I have what we ladies like to refer to as mature skin, skin that has been around for way over 50 years. In these many years I have tried most product types that have come on the market in my quest to remain as young as possible for as long as possible.

One essential skin care regimen particularly touted by my dermatologist has been to 'use a C based product'. Vitamin C actually rejuvenates and replaces old skin cells with new cells creating a more beautiful, smoother and softer skin that actually glows. While this works, I found all the C products I used to be so drying or sticky when applied to the skin that I could only use them at bedtime and never under makeup.

I was delighted to discover VesPro's C Factor product. It is totally non-drying, gives my skin the rejuvenated new skin glow and best of all I can use it under makeup as a moisturizing base. Thank you, VesPro, for putting all the necessary parts together in one bottle for a more beautiful me."

....Carol Wagoner
Business Executive

I have what we ladies like to refer to as mature skin, skin that has been around for way over 40 years. C Factor is totally non drying, not sticky, gives my skin the rejuvenated new glow and best of all I can use it under makeup as a moisturizing base.
....Carol Wagoner
Business executive

When I smile with my soft and glowing skin, people think I'm at least ten years younger than my real age, thanks to C Factor. It's the first thing I use after each time I wash my face, you should too.
....Hong Ai Kee
Graphic Designer

After several months of use and trying three other Vitamin C products I really couldn't tell that they were doing much for me. I was beginning to doubt that Vitamin C could really make a big difference, until I used C Factor. It works.
....Robin Maddox,
Sales Consultant



Product Comparison

C SERUM C FACTOR SKINCEUTICALS
Primary Ingredient (First Listed on Label) Ethoxydiglycol Ester-C® Topical
Concentrate*
Ascorbic Acid
Type of Vitamin C L Ascorbic Acid Ester-C® Concentrate* L Ascorbic Acid
Life of C at 90% effective at room temperature 30 days 760 days 30 days
Can be used UnderMake-Up NO YES NO
Co-Q20(Anti-Oxidant) NO YES NO
Well Documented Scientific Research None YES NA
PYCNOGENOL reg.(Anti-Oxidant) NO YES NO
Percent of active Vitamin C NA 14.3% 20%
Herbal Complex to enhance performance NO YES NO
Ph Value NA 3.5-4.0 less than 7.0
Needs Separate Moisturizer NA NO YES
*Vitamin C: Ester-C® Topical Concentrate (Pat.#4,822,826, #4,968,726, and #5,070,085)



FAQ-Ester-C Topical

Frequently Asked Questions
Why is vitamin C good for the skin? 
All the cells of your body require vitamin C to make connective tissue and carry out other essential life processes. In addition, the skin - as the first line of defense against many environmental assaults - uses up a lot of this vitamin as it protects the skin's layers from damage by sun, smoke, and aging. Older skin, in particular, may not get enough vitamin C from the body's internal blood supply, so it makes sense to apply it topically to those areas where it can fortify needed antioxidant protection.

How does it act as an antioxidant? 
Inside the cells, vitamin C becomes an important means of maintaining the "reducing state" required to protect against oxidation. In the body, it rejuvenates several other essential molecules - including vitamin E, the important fat-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin C serves as an antioxidant by scavenging free radicals. These are highly reactive chemical species that are generated in cells and tissues by sunlight, tobacco smoke, and also many seemingly normal metabolic processes that involve oxygen from the atmosphere.

What's different about Ester C®?
Ester C® is a patented, non-acidic form of vitamin C in a complex containing an essential mineral. The complex also contains metabolites of vitamin C that have been shown in scientific studies to influence the cellular uptake of the vitamin. So Ester C® is the smartest choice for a topically applied vitamin C. It won't irritate the skin; ordinary acidic vitamin C (ascorbic acid) may. It penetrates through the tough epidermal barrier of the skin; other forms of vitamin C - including many fat-soluble forms - have not been shown to do so.

How does it get vitamin C directly into the skin without degrading?
Ester C® Topical contains the same Ester C® mineral ascorbates that have enjoyed great popularity over the years as oral supplements. It was designed, however, to overcome the notorious instability of vitamin C in products containing a lot of water, such as cosmetic creams and lotions. From the manufacturer's standpoint, Ester C® Topical has an extremely long shelf life and offers ease of formulation because it is compatible with so many cosmetic ingredients. When creams and lotions are formulated with the Ester C® Topical, the vitamin C is protected longer from the deleterious action of water in the finished product, so the vitamin C has a longer lifetime in the product. This means that consumers get the vitamin C they expect from the finished product, so it can go on the skin as vitamin C, not a degraded product.

Why doesn't ordinary vitamin C last?
Ordinary vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a poor choice to deliver vitamin C in a cosmetic product because it is acidic and can't be protected from significant oxidation in the finished product. In most cosmetics, ordinary vitamin C goes right into the water component, where it doesn't stand a chance against oxidation and degradation. Once degraded, it has no more vitamin potency - on or off the skin.

Should I also take a vitamin supplement?
Yes. Taking vitamin C orally helps your skin from the inside out, while Ester C® Topical works from the outside in. Vitamin supplements containing patented Ester C® mineral ascorbates are gentle on the stomach and readily absorbed.



Does Vitamin C skin care work?

Do Vitamin C Products Work? Facts You Should Know About Topical Vitamin C
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of skin rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle products with vitamin C. Do their claims have any substance? Do these products work? The situation is more complicated than you thought. On one hand, vitamin C does possess definite merits for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation. On the other hand, most vitamin C products don't work.

Ordinary Vitamin C Does Not Last
Most vitamin C formulas are relatively unstable unless in a dry form. In the presence of air or other oxidizing agents, vitamin C is easily converted to an oxidized form. Vitamin C in its oxidized form is of no benefit for collagen synthesis or free radical scavenging. It actually promotes free radical formation causing damage to collagen, DNA and other vital structures. If skin care products are stored or prepared poorly, vitamin C may already be oxidized by the time you apply it to your skin.

But these problems can easily be resolved if:

Vitamin C concentration in a product is high enough to create a substantial increase in vitamin C levels in skin cells:

The Vitamin C is absorbed quickly by the skin so that it has the chance to work while intact;

Vitamin C is properly preserved by sufficient amounts of protective substances.

Ordinary vitamin C is so fragile it oxidizes and disappears upon contact with air, water, heat and light. Most vitamin C used in topical products is so unstable that 90% of its potency is gone after the first month. VesPro's C Factor main ingredient, Ester-C Topical, contains 14.3% vitamin C, and retains 90% of its vitamin C activity for two years at room temperature. C FactorTM 14.3% vitamin C is a uniquely stable formulation that doesn't degrade rapidly like other vitamin C preparations may. Another plus to the unique C FactorTM formula is the extremely fast absorption and non sticky application which comes from the inclusion of CoQ10, pycnogenol and a proprietary herbal complex. It maintains potency in the bottle, so when you apply it, it sends concentrations of stable vitamin C directly into the skin.

C Is for Collagen
Vitamin C is known for its importance in the manufacture of collagen. Topical vitamin C has also shown to prevent the free radical skin damage that occurs following exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Free radicals are unstable molecules that steal electrons from your body's healthy molecules to balance themselves. Unchecked, free radicals can cause significant tissue damage and contribute to premature wrinkling. 

Vitamin C
Vitamin C has been used as an aid for the healing of wounds, to help boost the immune system, and help fight the common cold. Recent scientific research has shown that vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that is capable of preventing and possibly even reversing the effects of aging on human skin.

It is for this reason that we use vitamin C as a key ingredient in our anti-aging formulations. If topically applied, a high-dose vitamin C serum would also help prevent and treat dry skin problems, especially for geriatric patients.

Vitamin C and Melanogenesis
Studies have shown that vitamin C reduces the formation of melanin. This result predicts that vitamin C could have a skin lightening effect because melanin is responsible for the dark pigmentation of human skin. Studies indicated that if applied topically, vitamin C has skin lightening effects. Vitamin C can be used as a skin clarifier to even skin tones and lightens the dark skin blemishes and age spots that are characteristic of aging skin. It is especially effective around the eyes.

Vitamin C and Free Radicals
Studies indicated that less collagen is produced if human fibroblasts are exposed to reactive oxygen species (free radicals). Free radicals are thought to be responsible for cross-linking of elastin and collagen. This cross-linking causes wrinkles and skin sagging. Excessive exposure to UV radiation can damage the skin. Topical vitamin C is capable of controlling the inflammation resulting from ultraviolet exposure that eventually leads to wrinkling and skin cancer.

Recent studies show that topically applied vitamin C is absorbed into the dermis in levels high enough to protect the skin from UV radiation damage as measured by erythema and sunburn formation. 
 
 



Sun exposure - Premature Skin Aging

Know the Risks of Premature Skin Aging

Protect Yourself :

* Protect yourself and family (especially children) from sun's harmful UV rays and pollution.

* Protect yourself daily against sun damage and incidental exposure with Vitamin C Skin Serum.

Sun Damage Skin:

* Damaging UVA and UVB rays are always present, regardless of weather conditions.

* Most skin damage occurs from incidental exposure without adequate protection. For example: walking, 
  jogging, cycling, driving, sports, swimming etc.)

* According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 out of 7 Americans develope skin melanoma during their
  lifetime.

Get the Facts:

* 90% of premature skin aging is cause by sun exposure.

* SPF sun protection does not do the job alone.

* Not all sunscreens protect against UVB rays (sun burn) and UVA rays (sun aging).

Tips to Protect Your Skin:

* Avoid direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

* Use SPF 15 or greater every day.

* Avoid reflective surfaces like water, snow and glass.

* Seek shade whenever possible.

* Wear protective clothing and eyewear.

* Report suspicious skin changes to your physician.

* Apply sunscreen to children of all ages, including those 6 months and older