Dr Brandt "c"-gel

Now, if you want to add anti-oxidants to your skin care routine, pretty much any of the Dr. Brandt products will have you covered. But, if you really want to add a big punch of anti-oxidants, I have to recommend the c-gel. A quick glance at the list of ingredients below will show you just the sheer number of antioxidants in this gel.

Dr. Brandt recommends applying gels and serums to your skin before you apply a cream or lotion. This product in particular he recommends combining with Laser Tight- Laser in a Bottle to really combat aging.

This gel is fantastic! It is light, has a very faint smell and basically just absorbs into your skin without any residue, you'll never even know that you applied it! It is silky (due to the silicones) and just applies beautifully.

• cyclomethicone: silicone
• dimethicone crosspolymer: silicone
• propylene glycol: a "base" for holding the other ingredients together
• sorbitan olivate: emulsifier
• lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil: anti-inflammatory
• vilis vinifera (grapeseed) oil: antioxidant
• phenoxyethanol: preservative
• polysorbate 80: surfactant
• citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil
• anthemis: chamomile, helps increase cell turnover
• nobilis flower oil (chamomile): antioxidant
• geranium maculatum oil: helps to balance oil production
• zinglber officinale (ginger) root oil: anti-inflammatory
• PVP: Silicone
• aqua (water)
• phospholipids: these are fatty little things that are part of cell membranes, not sure why they are here, but there you go!
• tocopheryl acetate: Vitamin E, Antioxidant
• ascorbyl palmitate: Vitamin C, Antioxidant

I do have one small problem with this product- Vitamin C is somewhat unstable, and it does best when not exposed to light and air. The bottle it comes in has a pump, and the bottom pushes up as you use the product which is great! This means that the product doesn't get exposed to air. However, the bottle is clear, rather than tinted. So, to help ensure that your Vitamin C remains stable I recommend storing it somewhere dark like inside of your medicine cabinet, rather than on the countertop.

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