ABC of Good Skin

For someone who loves skincare, but also prefers a fairly minimal skincare routine, I like to keep my skincare routines intentional - I hear what my skin needs at that point of time and treat it accordingly. Keeping intentional skincare in mind - Serum ABC was born. This serum is as intentional as you can get with skincare. It is the ABC of good skin and here is why:

The serum is formulated to target 3 crucial factors that contribute to varied skin concerns such as acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, dull skin and the skin looking overall lustreless and unhealthy. The 3 universal factors are:

1.⁠ ⁠Slow Cellular Turnover: The biological process of shedding dead skin cells to replace existing skin cells with younger healthy skin cells. As we age, the cellular turnover rate slows down. Without regulated cellular turnover you get a build up of skin cells at the surface. The cell cycle elongates and is seen through symptoms such as dryess, wrinkling and loss of a natural glow.

2.⁠ ⁠Compromised Skin Barrier: Made up of cells called corneocytes that act as tightly bound bricks held together with fats such as ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids. This layer also contains protein called filaggrin which helps make the natural moisturising factor of the skin. This wall is the barrier that is the first line of defence from external irritants such as pollution, toxins and also plays a crucial role in regulating temperature and water loss. This layer gets damaged with sun exposure, environmental allergens, cosmetic products and soaps that take away natural moisture, dry air, ageing, stress etc. A healthy skin barrier is the first step to good skin.

3.⁠ ⁠Oxidative Stress: The skin is our first interface to the external environment, it is naturally then subjected to oxidative stress through factors such as ultra violet, infrared and visible light, pollution and stress. When oxidative stress exceeds antioxidant defence capacity of the skin, it leads to chronic inflammation causing collagen fragmentation and disorganisation of collagen fibre thus contributing to dull skin, pigmentation spots and prolonged dehydrated skin.

When we formulated Ozone Signature's Serum ABC, wen kept these factors at the forefront and curated a powerful combination of Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C (ABC). Each of these ingredients are potent therefore it was essential to strike the right balance
in terms of formulation, derivatives and concentration. After endless samples, testings and combinations, we arrived at the winning formula of Serum ABC to ensure it holistically worked to target universal skin damaging factors detailed above.

Vitamin A: In the form of Retinol Palmitate, is the subtlest and the friendliest form of Retinol. It works wonders for beginners who have not tried retinol before because of the potential side effects. It helps the skin increase its cellular turnover rate and minimises wrinkles, acne and scar tissue.

Vitamin B: In the form of popular niacinamide and panthenol. These Vitamin B derivatives are excellent to both preserve the natural skin barrier as well as repair it in the case of damage. These ingredients work in sync with Vitamin A and Vitamin C so as to minimising the harshness and preventing sensitivity.

Vitamin C: In the form of the most stable form of Vitamin C, Ethyl-Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is known to be the most potent forms of anti-oxidating ingredients for the skin. It works to bring back lustre and natural glow to the skin, as well as remove pigmentation spots and reverse sun damage.

We recommend using this serum in your night time routine 2-3 times a week. Keep it minimal and intentional with simply cleansing, followed by serum, followed by a thick layer of moisturiser.. and VOILA! We have what we call the ABC of Good Skin! The building block of good skin by targeting the 3 main causes of all skin concerns.