What is the purpose of the VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum?
VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum is an advanced antioxidant shield that protects the skin from free-radicals. Its patent pending Lipoplex™ delivery system allows its beneficial ingredients to penetrate into the dermis where they provide maximum protection and benefit.
Why isn't the vitamin C mixed with the other ingredients when it is manufactured?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is very unstable and begins to oxidize shortly after it comes into contact with the aqueous solution. If the vitamin C was mixed with the other ingredients during manufacturing, by the time the customer received it, the oxidation process would have eliminated all of its benefits.
How much vitamin C is in the VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum?
Each capsule contains approximately 210 mg of 100 percent pure vitamin C. This equates to 3 percent of the total formula.
Can I use VitaShieldVitamin C Intensive Treatment along with VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum?
Absolutely! The vitamin C in VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum is designed to penetrate quickly into the skin; whereas the vitamin C contained in VitaShield Vitamin C Intensive Treatment is in a non-aqueous base and provides sustained release into the skin. The combination of vitamin C in both products provides the most effective delivery for maximum vitamin C benefits.
Note: Should you experience any temporary skin irritation due to the combined high dosages of vitamin C, exclude the VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum in the morning. In the evening, use VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum, but omit VitaShield Vitamin C Intensive Treatment.
How do I use VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum?
To ensure proper application follow the steps below:
- Remove the silver neck band.
- Place vial on a hard surface (not on glass) or hold firmly in your hand. Press down firmly on the activator cap (the white piston valve on top of vial) to release the vitamin C into the vial. The piston can also be pushed down using the thumb.
Note : The piston should be depressed completely.
- Tap the top of the vial to assure that all of the vitamin C has dispersed into the vial.
- Shake the vial vigorously for about one minute to mix the pure vitamin C with the emulsion.
- Remove the plastic inner cap.
- Replace inner cap with the white applicator tip.
- Your 10-12 day treatment is ready for use. Using the flexible tip of the white applicator cap, squeeze a few drops onto your fingers. Massage into skin on face and neck until completely absorbed. Avoid the areas around the eyes to ensure there is no irritation.
When do you recommend using VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum?
VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum should be applied in the morning after cleansing and toning. Apply several drops to your fingertips and spread over facial area. Follow with VitaShieldVitamin C & E Moisturizer and VitaShield Vitamin C Intensive Treatment. Use VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum every day. On days where you have prolonged exposure to the sun, use morning and evening.
Why must I use this product within 10-12 days after it has been activated?
Vitamin C remains fully active for about 12 days after it comes in contact with an aqueous solution. VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum is in an emulsion which contains water. Each vial contains sufficient product to last 10-12 days. More importantly, you should use this productevery day for maximum free radical protection.
Aside from the free-radical protection provided by VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum, what other benefits are there in using this product?
VitaShield OPC-3 Triple Serum provides other significant benefits in addition to the free radical protection from its state-of-the-art antioxidant ingredients. A patented Beta-Lucan Extract acts as a natural mechanism for supporting normal activity of the Langerhans cells, which exist in the upper layer of skin. Langerhans cells are responsible for free-radical elimination, collagen synthesis, elastin synthesis and cell turnover. This promotes healthy, new cell growth for smooth, radiant-looking skin, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Why should I use antioxidants topically?
Antioxidants are effective in fighting the effects of free radicals but, when taken orally, antioxidants encounter the natural oxidation process that occurs in the body when free oxygen molecules interact with body tissue and other materials in the body. This process can prevent the benefits of oral antioxidants before they are able to reach the skin. Applying antioxidants topically ensures that the skin is protected from harmful free radicals.