a brighter approach: meet our *new* vitamin c serum with sea grape caviar

a gentle, vegan formula for even, glowing skin

We’re here to brighten your day! Say hello to our newest skin booster, our vitamin C serum. Formulated with sea grape caviar, our completely vegan serum delivers a gentle yet concentrated blend of actives to your skin, helping you achieve a glowing, brighter-looking complexion. 

vitamin c serum with sea grape caviar, $18

but let’s not get ahead of ourselves - what exactly is a serum?

Great question. Serums are heavier than essences or toners and more lightweight than moisturizers or oils. They are designed to address specific skin issues, like dark spots and dullness, with the help of key active ingredients. Our serum’s actives are vitamin C, sea grape caviar, and hyaluronic acid, which work together to brighten and increase suppleness in your skin.

why did we choose to use vitamin C?

Another great question! Applying vitamin C topically can be incredibly beneficial to your skin. Here are a few ways how: 

antioxidant protection

Vitamin C is well known for its ability to help combat the effects of oxidative stress. In other words, it’s a potent antioxidant. 

You might be tired of hearing us talk about antioxidants, but in case you’re not - antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals, which are reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. They are often the result of too much sun or exposure to pollution, and they attack chemical compounds in the skin (like collagen!), weakening its elasticity. Over time, skin that has been weakened by free radical damage can appear to sag or age prematurely.

Antioxidants like vitamin C neutralize free radicals by providing them with additional electrons. This helps guard your skin against the effects of oxidative stress, so you can keep it healthy and supple.

brightening effects

Vitamin C is also known for its impressive ability to boost your glow. It does so by supporting healthy surface cell turnover; as your skin sheds the dead cells on its surface, it replaces them with newer, younger cells. Vitamin C also helps reduce the look of dark spots and discoloration by diffusing excess melanin production. 

As a result, skin looks fresher, more even-toned, and more radiant.

besides vitamin C, what else is in our serum? 

See the entire ingredient list breakdown below. 

organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice

Antioxidant aloe vera calms and soothes, while also helping protect against environmental stress.

organic rose canina fruit extract

Organic rose canina fruit extract, also known as rosehip extract, helps support elasticity and reduce the look of visible fine lines and skin imperfections.

sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C) 

We use sodium ascorbyl phosphate, which bio-converts to 45% ascorbic acid (the pure form of vitamin C) in the skin. One of the most gentle forms of vitamin C, sodium ascorbyl phosphate allows your skin to enjoy the brightening benefits of vitamin c with less risk of sensitivity or irritation. It also helps diffuse excess melanin production and prevent bacterial growth, so skin is left bright, clear, and glowing.

caulerpa lentillifera (sea grape caviar) extract

Sea grape caviar draws in moisture from the air to protect your skin against dehydration and support its natural barrier. It’s also rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E.

We harvest our sea grape caviar sustainably from the Bohol Sea in the Philippines, through partners who support biodiversity and protect the environment's natural flora and fauna.

passiflora incarnata (passionfruit) seed extract

Fatty acid-rich passionfruit seed extract moisturizes and nourishes skin, while also offering antioxidant protection.

glycerin

Glycerin works as a humectant, drawing in moisture to help keep skin soft and hydrated.This mild, GMO-free compound also has natural preservative capabilities that help carry other ingredients without causing irritation. 

sodium levulinate 

Derived from levulinic acid, this non-irritating sodium salt conditions skin and works as a natural preservative.

sodium anisate

Sodium anisate helps prevent bacteria in our serum, while also soothing the skin and supporting its acid mantle

sodium hyaluronate

Our source of hyaluronic acid - a pure sodium hyaluronate powder - provides a cushion of hydration to defend your skin against external factors that might stress or dehydrate it. Sodium hyaluronate moisturizes skin immediately, and smooths and softens it over time.

xanthan gum

This natural polysaccharide works as a stabilizing agent, and helps keep the ingredients in our formula from separating. It also helps give our serum a lightweight, jelly-like texture.

citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil 

Antioxidant grapefruit oil offers soothing and clarifying benefits, along with a naturally mood-boosting citrus scent.

tocopherol

This sunflower-derived Vitamin E is a powerful source of antioxidants that help prevent oxidation in our formula.

how to use

Day and night, simply massage or pat 1-2 drops of our serum into skin. For your routine, we recommend the following product order: 

1. cleanse (oil to milk, facial cleansing oil

2. tone (rosewater, raspberry vinegar)

3. essence (glow essence)

4. vitamin c serum

5. moisturize (chia facial oil, facial repair oil, golden elixir, etc.) 

6. sunscreen 

Now, get glowing! 

 

we can’t wait to hear what you think of our vitamin C serum - we think you’re gonna love it! as always, feel free to email info@cocokind.com or dm us on instagram with any questions!