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Product summary

"La Roche-Posay - 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum" is effective for: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-aging and Evens skin tone

This product could be helpful for: Moisturizing, but its actives are not the most effective or are not well-studied.

Ingredient callouts

  • This product also contains Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 4.50% - 6.70% It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production, neutralizing free radicals in skin and improving pigmentation marks. We recommend to use up this product quickly after opening: Ascorbic Acid degrades fast when it gets in contact with air and light. The moment the product turns orange, it is a sign that a significant share of the vitamin C in it is no longer effective.
  • Peptides (acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester 0.05% - 0.20%). There are many different kind of Peptides and they are naturally present in our skin. They all are a combination of aminoacids. Some of them work as natural antibiotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The science is still not settled on how effective Peptides are in skincare, but it is very likely that they have a benefit. They might help restore the skin barrier and fight the signs of aging. At the very least, Peptides work as humectants: they attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve its hydration.
  • Adenosine 0.05% - 0.20%. It is a chemical present inside our skin cells. A clinical trial confirmed that topical application of Adenosine in a low concentration can reduce dynamic wrinkles (these are the wrinkles that appear with age in a places where our mimic is the most active, for example, in the corners of the eyes or on the forehead).
  • Humectants (hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid 0.05% - 0.25%, sodium hyaluronate 0.05% - 0.25% and glycerin 2.00% - 3.00%). These ingredients help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve the skin hydration.


The product retails for 64.12CA$ in Canada, from 52.00A$ up to 61.16A$ in Australia, from 38.00$ up to 44.99$ in the United States and from 32.00£ up to 40.00£ in the United Kingdom.

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