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Garden of Wisdom

Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid


Suitable for Vegetarians


Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum for face provides the best form of high strength vitamin C, pure L-ascorbic acid, to brighten dull-looking skin, promote collagen production, firm, hydrate skin, diminish acne scars & protect skin from sun damage. Discover more about why Vitamin C promotes healthy skin here.

Garden of Wisdom (GOW) Vitamin C serum with Ferulic Acid contains 23% Vitamin C as  L-ascorbic acid to promote a fresher and brighter complexion. Several studies indicate that a vitamin C serum's benefits, one containing L-ascorbic acid at the correct pH range, include defending skin against free radical damage caused by UV rays as well as enhancing collagen production to help promote firmer skin.

This Vitamin C 23% serum helps prevent the oxidation of melanin (the skin's natural pigment), resulting in clearer and brighter complexion.

Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants that protects vitamin C against oxidation and destroys the superoxide and hydroxyl radicals, helping to protect the skin against ageing. This ferulic acid serum is non-greasy and easily absorbed and leaves your skin brighter, fresher looking, even-toned and more radiant.

Vitamin C Serum benefits:

  • Reduces the impact of pollution and sun exposure.
  • Supports collagen manufacture and protects collagen to prevent ageing skin.
  • Helps Improves skin’s plumpness and elasticity.
  • Increases hydration levels.

All Garden of Wisdom products are free from added Colours, Fragrances, Alcohol, Silicones and Parabens. Garden of Wisdom skincare is Cruelty Free & suitable for Vegetarians.

Garden of Wisdom contain as few ingredients as possible. This allows the actives to reach the deeper layers of your skin, delivering superior results. pH range of 3.1 - 3.4.

Our in house pharmacist Shabir Daya has written two articles about Vitamin C Serum:

How to use: Apply a sufficient amount of vitamin C serum to cover the face onto cleansed, dry skin, ideally at night. If used during the day, follow with sunscreen.  Do not use on irritated skin and discontinue if irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with warm water. If using in the day follow with an SPF. Store in the fridge. To prevent oxidisation, do not open the bottle.  Wash hands after use. Build your complete Garden Of Wisdom skincare regimen here.

Do not use on irritated skin and discontinue if irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with warm water. If using in the day, follow with an SPF. Store in the fridge.

We suggest a patch test prior to use. Wash hands after use. Do not use once oxidised. 

Distilled Water, L-Ascorbic Acid 23%, Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol-D, Carbomer, Ferulic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Optiphen, Hyaluronic acid. pH  3.1 - 3.4.

At what stage should I apply this GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid Serum?
We suggest that you apply a sufficient amount of vitamin C serum to cover the face onto cleansed, dry skin, ideally at night.  This should be the first step on clean skin before other products are used. 

How should I store GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid Serum?
In order to preserve this serum we suggest you keep it in the fridge. 

What colour is GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid Serum?
Vitamin C Serum should be white/light lemon in colour​.

Can I use GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid in the day?
If using in the day follow with an SPF. 

I cannot seem to get the product out?  It will not pump.  Why is this?
Sometimes the air pumps can get an air bubble or blockage, and if you bang the container really hard on a hard surface a few times this normally clears it. 

I have opened the bottle and there is no tube.  Why is this?
The Vitamin C has an airless pump- it is not broken as such as it is not meant to have a tube.  It is specifically in an airless pump to prevent oxidation as VItamin C is a very unstable ingredient and it is needed to preserve.  Please do not open again as it will increase the rate of oxidation. 

What is the difference between Vitamin C 23% & C-Deep?
You cannot directly compare the two vitamin C serums as one contains the acidic form of vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid and the other contains a derivative of vitamin C called Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.  Vitamin C 23% Serum works to quickly brighten and freshen skin appearance whilst also working to enhance collagen synthesis.  C-Deep contains the non-acidic vitamin C which works gradually to lighten and freshen skin's appearance but it does penetrate deeper and so it works quicker to enhance collagen synthesis - it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Is GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid suitable for sensitive skin?
If you have very sensitive skin you may want to try C-Deep

I am feeling a little tingle when I use this serum.  Why is this?  Is it normal?
A tingling but non-irritating sensation can be expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin's tolerance to such high exposure of Vitamin C is elevated. 

I have not used my serum for some time, can I still use it?
Do not use once oxidised (bright orange).  This means it is no longer suitable or effective. 

What is the pH level of GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid?
This has a pH range of 3.1 - 3.4.

Why do I have to wash my hands after use?
Vitamin C preparations can discolor hands as they contact oxygen in the environment.  These ingredients react with proteins in the dead stratum corneum layer of your skin to produce brown compounds called melanoidins.  This is a harmless side effect that can happen to some people.  

Can I use GOW Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid when pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.  Please consult your physician prior to use if concerned. 

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Product Code: GOW0012