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NightThyme skin care

By Arthur W. Perry MD, FACS June 28, 2013 1 comments

Night is a great time (thyme?) to rejuvenate your skin.  Why?  Because the two most studied skin care ingredients are most effective at night.  That's because vitamins A and C are destroyed by the ultraviolet light of the sun.  So when you step outside your house in the morning, the vitamin C and A levels plummet.  Vitamin C is a direct stimulator of collagen production.  Collagen is the major part of your skin - it is your leather.  And your collagen levels drop 1% per year after age 30.  It's asking a lot to maintain, no less increase, collagen levels.  But vitamin C is proven to do just that...only if it is in a 10% concentration, in the correct form (L-ascorbic acid), and at the correct pH (3.5).  And yes, NightThyme does vitamin C just right...  And vitamin A?  I call it the skin rejuvenator, because it is responsible for keeping the skin looking young.  Unlike vitamin C, vitamin A works in just about any form.  So I chose the least irritating form of vitamin A - called retinyl propionate.  It is converted into the active form within your skin.  

Apply NightThyme after washing your face - give it a few minutes to dry before going to sleep. I like the tingling feeling because I know that means it has the right ingredients at the right pH.   In the morning, you can actually taste the vitamin C as it washes off of your face in the shower.  But don't try and sip it...enjoy your vitamin C in your orange juice at breakfast...

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