Supergoop’s New Serum Is the First to Mix Vitamin C and SPF


Though vitamin C deserves all of the reward for its smoothing, brightening, plumping, therapeutic, and darkish spot- and scar-reducing powers, we should admit it is extraordinarily finicky. When uncovered to air and daylight, it mainly self-destructs just like the Depraved Witch of the West in rain. Vitamin C rapidly oxidizes, turns into ineffective, and turns a rusty brown hue with a nasty ham scent. (Gross.) With the Supergoop Each day Dose, aka the model’s first-ever serum launch, founder and CEO Holly Thaggard got here up with an modern resolution to make vitamin C as low upkeep as potential. 

“After we began this dialog within the lab with my chemist about it, I had a laundry record of issues I do not like in regards to the vitamin Cs which might be on the market,” Thaggard tells Attract. Fixing all of these objects on her record become a very difficult three years full with about 15 formulation till Each day Dose lastly got here to be. Launching on December 28, the serum — which is the primary of its variety — combines the advantages of vitamin C and SPF 40 in a milky, light-weight texture housed in an cute airless pump. The bottle, which jogs my memory of somewhat cartoon model of a propane tank, is opaque to maintain the elements from being uncovered to daylight. 

After all, Supergoop is thought for its unbelievable, Better of Magnificence Award-winning sunscreens and SPF products, just like the Unseen Sunscreen and Superscreen Daily Moisturizer. It seems its specialty generally is a means to an finish for vitamin C. By way of her analysis, Thaggard came upon vitamin C helps SPF survive on our pores and skin and successfully do what we all know and adore it for. “When they’re utilized collectively, vitamin C just isn’t uncovered to the solar instantly,” says New York Metropolis-based board-certified dermatologist David Kim. “Due to this fact, SPF might have some protecting results on preserving the vitamin C extra secure.”

Eighteen months of formulation went into discovering the best proportion and types of vitamin C that successfully pair with SPF, Thaggard says. Each day Dose now packs a whopping 14 % focus of vitamin C: 10 % of a pure, oil- and water-soluble kind referred to as ethyl ascorbic acid and 4 % Kakadu plum, which is without doubt one of the richest, all-natural sources of the favored antioxidant. (For context, the beloved SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic has 15 %.)