This wonderful and powerful MAP vitamin C serum is a very potent 15% strength, which is THREE TIMES as potent as most other MAP products on the market today. It's non-irritating, paraben free, and non-comedogenic.
More About MAP (Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate) Vitamin C
MAP is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C that is rapidly gaining popularity in skin care. It’s stand-out features are that it’s non-irritating, and it’s more stable than L-ascorbic acid. Research is also finding that it appears to be just as effective as ascorbic acid in the stimulation of collagen production.
Overall, MAP appears to be a better choice than L-ascorbic acid vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any concomitant exfoliating effects. Other vitamin C formulas can be highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation.
MAP vitamin C has been widely used in various cosmetics and quasi-drugs because of its advantageous properties such as inhibitory effects on melanogenesis, promotion of collagen synthesis, and prevention of lipid peroxidation. MAP plays an important role in preventing dry skin, sunburn, chloasma and ephelides, and in keeping the skin healthy and young. MAP is a phosphate ester, therefore, it is easily hydrolyzed to ascorbic acid in the skin by enzymes (phosphatase), and it shows physiological and pharmacological activities.
A higher priced active ingredient, but in this case, we feel it is definitely worth the additional cost.
Usage: Apply a few drops to clean skin in the morning, immediately after bathing or washing face. Wait 5-10 minutes before applying other products.
Exp Date: This product should be used within 6 months of purchase date and stored preferably away from direct light.
Ingredients: RO Water, Distillate of Rose, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Ceramide 2, Stearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
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I have been using this product for about 5 years now. I use it every morning under the Babyface Massive hydration hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin C and Matrixyl 3000. These products together are amazing and keep my skin toned and tight and wrinkle free. I will not put my make up on without these two products and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to keep their skin looking young.
I received this as a gift from a friend who knows I have very sensitive skin and that I have had difficulty with vitamin c products. This still seems to irritate my skin. I have tried other well known brands with c e Ferulic that have a 10% and 15% formula and another with 20%, and they all make my face itch, tingle and get small rash like bumps. I am 53 and want to use vitamin c to brighten and give glow to my face. I thought MAP was better for very sensitive skin, but I still seem to have issues with this. It makes my skin feel dry(maybe because it’s not more of a cream base rather than liquid/water), it still seems to irritate it. Is this really good for sensitive skin? Is there a way to incorporate it in my skincare routine? Can it be mixed into my moisturizer and then onto skin?
Hi Trae, I'm sorry to hear it did not work out for your skin. This serum is usually fine for sensitive skin, so your reaction is not normal. Your skin is what would be referred to as "overly sensitive." Sometimes, if the skin barrier is damaged, this type of reaction can occur. Please e-mail our customer service and they can try to find something that may be helpful for you.
I use this product as part of my night routine, I like it and I have no problems with it!
I love this MAP serum!!! I have sensitive skin, and I have not had one single problem…no redness, no irritation, and it’s alredy giving me some really great results! My skin is clearer and brighter…thank you!!!!!
First of all I would like to say how fast I received my product. I purchased this product for my hyperpigmentation around the mouth area, I’m loving the results so far. I use this in the AM after toning following through with a fragrance free moisturizer & spf cream, and at night with my layering routine for hyperpigmentation. I feel like the information I received on how to “properly” layer my serums ( double cleanse, use alcohol free toner, water based serums come 1st, use MAP serum, actives, then moisturize) works best for my skin, thank you for this product.