In the meantime, some of the most popular questions we receive here at Mend HQ are about the ingredients in this wonder serum, and specifically, what each one does.
So, without further ado, here is quick headline summary of each ingredient, and how it treats, rejuvenates and restores your skin with two quick and simple daily applications.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (aka Vitamin C)
More stable and less irritating than L-ascorbic acid (which is used in many topical Vitamin C Serums), SAP is a natural acne treatment and has been proven in scientific studies to be more effective than Differin.
But of course, we don’t just advocate Vitamin C Serum for acne sufferers. It’s a well-known skin brightener, a natural UV protectant that helps to regulate collagen and elastin production, making it a great all-round anti-ageing solution.
Hamamelis Virginiana Water (aka Witch Hazel)
This is a perfect antidote to acne-prone and oily skin, thanks to its astringent qualities. Witch Hazel has been used in skincare for many years, and while it can have an over-drying effect on skin if used in isolation, when it’s buffered with other nourishing goodies as it is in our Vitamin C Serum, it can help to soothe, calm and reduce inflammation.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
Here at Mend, we LOVE Hyaluronic Acid – so much, in fact, that we make our own, standalone product.
Hyaluronic Acid is antibacterial with wound healing properties. It’s a glycosaminoglycan, which supports the skin to prevent sagging, while its humectant properties help to lock in moisture. For dry, irritated or dehydrated skin, it’s an absolute must.
Aloe Vera is known for its calming and soothing qualities. It’s also a recognised antioxidant and antibacterial, making it a great choice for topical application to soothe and counter the powerful effects of Vitamin C.
It also bolsters the UV protection benefits of Mend Vitamin C Serum on the skin, as well as soothing cuts, burns and sun damage.
Organic Gotu Kola (aka Pennywort)
Gotu Kola has health benefits that extend far beyond skincare. A natural circulation booster, it helps to activate cellular activity, to brighten and enliven sluggish skin.
It’s also full of amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids and a skin firmer called triternene saponins. Saponins are a big deal in skincare, with proven benefits for their soothing and antioxidant properties on the skin.
This is an antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory wonder ingredient.
Packed with skin-friendly nutrients and minerals, Horsetail is particularly rich in the mineral silica, which can help with the creation of new collagen. This also helps to give our Vitamin C Serum a soothing, calming feel on the skin.
Wild Geranium Extract
Not only seen on the plates of fancy restaurants, geranium is a wonder-ingredient that helps to encourage the growth of new cells, which makes Mend Vitamin C Serum work that bit harder to deliver noticeable results.
Wild geranium helps to tone, soothe and reduce inflammation and is a natural antibacterial ingredient.
Dandelion is a natural detoxifier and is perfect for people who suffer from acne or oily, problem skin. Its high concentration of Vitamin C acts as a natural booster to the sodium ascorbyl phosphate in our Mend Vitamin C Serum.
High in minerals, it hydrates skin tissue and supports skin function. It’s also a natural antibacterial and germicide, helping to soothe many common skin complaints.