Dear Beauty Brains,
I really love vitamin C serums, but I would like to use them properly.
I have two product.
As I know the ascorbic acid works pH 2.5-3.5. But despite of this fact, you can read at the description of the BRTC C serum, that it is ph 5,5 because it is more gentle to the skin. Can it also work oh this pH?
I also read that the derivates of C-vitamin, like Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, what it is in the Paula's choice serum, does not need any special pH to work. Unfortunatelly I cannot measures the pH-s.
I also use chemical peelings, and I know that after using chemical exfoliation, which has a pH between 3-4, I should wait after applying it a half an hour, then the pH of my skin can restore its nature pH around 5-5,5 pH.
So my questions:
Does the vitamin C really need a special law pH around 2,5-3,5 pH? And what about their derivates, like Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate? Do they need special lower pH?
Can my BRTC C serum works on a pH 5,5?
And finally should I wait 30 minutes for having the effect of both my serums like after a chemical peeling?
I am very-very appreciated for your answer in advance! :)
(And I am sorry for my bad English, please correct my letter if it is needed.)
Ildikó alias MsTindigo from Hungary