Do you covet skin that's visibly youthful, glowing with good health? (Seriously, who doesn't?) The healthy skin you crave is within reach. Vitamin C and vitamin E are two of the strongest, most protective antioxidants available. A serum delivering a daily dose of these powerful ingredients can provide visible improvement to skin. Even if you’re not seeing visible signs of ageing, supplementing your skin care routine with a serum containing vitamin C and vitamin E helps protect against invisible environmental stressors that can weaken skin health.

Vitamin C is essential.

Because the human body lacks the ability to produce its own vitamin C, it needs a daily dose of the vitamin, either from your diet or applied topically to skin. Vitamin C helps your body repair damaged skin cells and protects skin from exposure to oxidative stress created by pollutants like ozone or damaging UV rays.

Mary Kay graphic image illustrative of Vitamin C + Vitamin E ingredient encapsulation

What are the benefits of vitamin C serums?
A potent antioxidant, vitamin C has the ability to brighten skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also reducing the appearance of discolouration and uneven skin tone. This amazing ingredient doesn’t stop there. Vitamin C is indispensable to skin’s ability to increase production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of skin that support firmness and bounce.

Why include vitamin E?
Vitamin C is great for skin. So is vitamin E. Put them together, and you’ve created something truly extraordinary. This “better together” pairing of two super-antioxidants is supported by decades of scientific research demonstrating how their dynamic interaction improves antioxidant performance to deliver visible results.

Vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol, is a highly potent antioxidant critical for protecting against premature skin ageing. Vitamin E is depleted as it fights damaging free radicals. When combined with vitamin C, it receives a boost that reignites its anti-ageing power. Simultaneously, vitamin E acts as a stabiliser for vitamin C.

Finding the best vitamin C serum for your skin.
Not all vitamin C serums are created equal. For best results, it’s recommended you select a properly formulated serum that maximises the potency of this essential vitamin while addressing the stability issues vitamin C is famous for. The purest, most active form of vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid requires special handling to protect it from light and air, minimising oxidative damage.
Product Shot of Mary Kay TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E

TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E™ addresses this issue by using special encapsulation technology that places pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) at the core, then encases the ingredient with microspheres containing vitamin E (α-tocopherol). This ensures the two vitamins are delivered together in a controlled release, optimising their dynamic interaction. Skin scientists at Mary Kay’s Global Academy of Innovation and Science have leveraged the incredible vitamin recycling ability of these ingredients to do even more to help your skin be healthy.

Furthermore, because the ingredients are so highly active, the serum comes packaged in an airtight bottle. The airless environment helps maintain maximum effectiveness from the first drop to the last. The see-through dosage window reveals how much product remains and helps ensure you apply the correct amount for every daily dose.
Mary Kay ingredient image showing three sources of vitamin C

This power-packed serum features not one, not two, but THREE sources of vitamin C.

Pure vitamin C + vitamin E support skin’s natural repair process. By pairing vitamin E with pure vitamin C, Mary Kay scientists have extended the life of E, delivering prolonged antioxidant protection against premature skin ageing.

Amla fruit extract is a rich source of vitamin C found in nature. It has a high antioxidant capacity to protect skin health and is shown to help support natural collagen production.1 Amla is a superfruit, full of nutrients including polyphenols, minerals and vitamins.

A vitamin C derivative (tetrahexyl ascorbate) is included in this serum to perform in areas of the skin traditionally hard to reach for vitamin C. Because vitamin C is naturally water-soluble, this source has been modified to be oil- soluble, enhancing absorption.
Mary Kay graphic text reflecting consumer claims results

See More Resilient, Radiant Skin in 4 Weeks
Everyone loves results, and this facial serum delivers. In an independent clinical study, panelists experienced more resilient, radiant skin in only four weeks!2 (And greater results over time.2)

  • Improved appearance: 92%
  • Visibly firmer skin: 89%
  • Improved radiance: 87%
  • Visibly reduced fine lines: 84%

Why topical vitamin C is more important than ever.

This powerful formula delivers protection against environmental aggressors, such as ground-level ozone (O3), that contribute to visible ageing. Unhealthy ozone concentrations are persistent pollution problems in many parts of the globe. In addition to causing damaging respiratory effects, ozone exposure may also cause oxidative damage to skin, according to scientific studies.3, 4
Mary Kay image of pink smoke representing pollution.

• According to the 2019 State of the Air Report published by the American Lung Association, more than four in 10 people (41.1%) in the United States live in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone pollution. In real numbers, this reflects 134 million individuals residing in counties that earned an “F” for ozone, an increase of more than 5 million individuals over the previous report published in 2014.

Ground-level ozone is an atmospheric aggressor, contributing to free radical formation that creates oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can weaken skin’s collagen and elastin, thereby increasing fine lines and loss of firmness. Vitamins C and E are proven antioxidants to combat this action, helping to neutralize free radicals in skin.

Balanced nutrition is critical for healthy cells, healthy skin, healthy everything! But directing where your body sends the vitamins you consume through your diet is impossible. That’s why topical vitamin C is so important for skin health. Scientific studies have demonstrated that excessive exposure to oxidant stress via UV radiation is associated with depleted antioxidant levels in the epidermal layer of skin, more reason to support healthy skin with a serum supplement containing the vitamins your skin craves.

The powerful pairing of vitamin C and vitamin E has received a great deal of attention from skin scientists and for good reason. Experience TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E™ for better, brighter, firmer skin that glows with good health. Your skin will thank you.