- High quality & powerful 20% Vitamin C Serum made with a stable and bioavailable Vitamin C
- Contains Hyaluronic Acid in high content
- Contains Vitamin E
- Made by a company with high quality standards for ingredients
- No Petrochemicals, No Parabens, No Artificial colors, No Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, No DMDM Hydantoin/Diazonial Urea, No EDTA, No TEA, DEA, or MEA, No Phthalates,
- Not tested in animals
- Contains some organic ingredients
- Application feels silky smooth with quick absorption
- Company located in Oregon
Ingredients Concern: Phenoxyethanol (2-4 on EWG, may irritate skin), witch hazel
Cons: Contains witch hazel which can cause excessive dryness
Located in Beaverton, Oregon - Amara is committed to using the highest quality ingredients in its affordable skin care products and formulates without toxins ( No petrochemicals, parabens, artificial colors, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, DEA, TEA, MEA, EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, DMDM Hydantoin/Diazonial Urea).
Hyaluronic acid has powerful moisturizing and hydrating properties that are beneficial for the skin . Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that penetrates the membrane of cells throughout the body, thereby boosting the health of skin, bone, tendon, and muscle cells as well as immune system function . Camellia sinensis leaf extract contains antioxidants such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which combat UV-induced DNA damage in the skin . Jojoba seed oil and aloe barbadensis boost the body's natural wound-healing processes [6, 7]. Vitamin E oil helps create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin .
Skin soothing, moisturizing, hydrating, and rejuvenation [1-7]; Improved skin health [1-7]
Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and helps it retain moisture . Vitamin C acts directly upon collagen metabolism by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers . Collagen production is vital for healthy skin, bones, tendons, and muscles. Plant sources such as aloe vera also contain powerful bioflavonoids that combat cell damage that is linked to free radicals and they subsequently promote detoxification, which dramatically improves health [3, . JoJoba oil and aloe vera are beneficial due to their anti-aging, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory activity, and they also helps enhance the absorption of other topical agents [6, 7]. Vitamin E helps ease sunburn and protects the skin from UV damage due to its soothing, antioxidant, and wound-healing properties .
Key Ingredients: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E
All Ingredients: Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Juice*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Witch Hazel, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Gotu Kola Extract*, Horsetail Plant Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract*, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Wash and pat your skin dry. If you use a toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and decolletage. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be used daily, morning or night.
Consult a dermatologist before use, Always test out your skin's sensitivity by applying a small amount to the inside of your wrist first, For external use only, Avoid contact with eyes, If skin sensitivity occurs or if you suspect an allergic reaction, stop use and consult your doctor, Keep out of reach of children and animals, Phenoxyethanol has an EWG score between 2-4, depending on its usage Triethanolamine an EWG score between 2-4, depending on its usage
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