Is Your Vitamin C Effective?

Only when formulated and packaged properly is vitamin C able to deliver on its promises of far-reaching skin benefits.

The most common form of vitamin C used in skincare is L-Ascorbic Acid. It’s a cost-effective form of vitamin C, making it attractive for the bottom line. However, among industry insiders and experts, it’s known for being notoriously unstable and prone to oxidation. This is especially true when packaging exposes the formula to light and air. If you’ve purchased a vitamin C serum in the past and found that it turned brown, that is an indicator that it has oxidized and is no longer good to use. This is why many vitamin C serums are unreliable and sometimes unable to deliver the glowing results we’ve come to expect from our vitamin C serums – leaving us with irritation and buyers remorse.

Many forms of vitamin C require water-based formulas. This makes it difficult for the serums to successfully penetrate beyond the skin’s protective water barrier. Most water-soluble forms of vitamin C are also highly acidic, which can disrupt a healthy skin barrier and cause major irritation.

When exposed to water, Pure Vitamin C can degrade causing it to lose its effectiveness. A water-free formula helps keep high concentrations of Pure Vitamin C stable and effective.

So before you give up hope on finding the best vitamin C serum, let us introduce you to a version of vitamin C that goes by the name of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate or THD ascorbate. This is a more stable and dependable form of vitamin C that truly outshines its not-so-charming relatives (we’re looking at you L-ascorbic acid).

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is the most promising vitamin C derivative created so far. It penetrates skin deeper than all other forms of vitamin C (including L-Ascorbic Acid!) so it does a better job at fighting free radicals, boosting collagen and brightening the skintone.

What Is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate?

Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate also known as THD ascorbate is an oil-soluble, vitamin C ester that’s extremely stable in comparison to its more common vitamin C relative L-ascorbic acid. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has gained quite the reputation and cult following for its outstanding ability to penetrate the skin. What makes tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate truly an A-list player is its gentle, yet result-driven nature, making it compatible with most skin types, even sensitive.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate Serum?

A Vitamin C serum using tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate helps to support a healthy-looking glow — without having to worry about your formula oxidizing and causing skin issues. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate works as a powerful antioxidant. It helps to protect your complexion from free-radicals, which can cause a breakdown in collagen and cause premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. However, the benefits don’t stop there. Let’s dive into all of the ways vitamin C can benefit your skin needs and concerns below.

What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin?

Why is vitamin C touted as one of the best skincare ingredients to include in an effective skincare routine? Because vitamin C helps to promote the appearance of a brighter, more even-looking skin tone and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As you can see there are many benefits, and with the numerous forms of vitamin C available on the market today, there’s no need to settle for just any vitamin C.

Fortunately, Arbonne’s new DermResults product line is formulated Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, bringing you all of the benefits of a vitamin C product without any of the without negative side-effects or chance of oxidation. This is what makes tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate so exciting!

Please reach out if you have any questions. And be sure to share your results if you incorporate these products into your skin care routine!

Stay Healthy,

Peppermint Mocha Protein Drink

This Hot Peppermint Mocha protein drink provides all of the nutritional benefits of a protein smoothie but tastes like a decadent hot peppermint mocha. The perfect breakfast for cold winter mornings or snack for an afternoon reading by the fire. Top with a little whipped cream & enjoy!


Protein Drink

  • 10 oz almond milk
  • 1 scoop Arbonne Coffee Protein
  • 1 scoop Arbonne Peppermint Mocha Protein
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dairy Free Whipped Cream

  • 1 can 13-14 oz of full fat coconut milk (found in the baking goods area of grocery store)
  • 2-3 Tbsp confectioners sugar
  • cinnamon, vanilla or any flavor you would like Optional


Protein Drink

  • Heat almond milk to your preference.
  • Add vanilla and protein powder. Blend with frother for creay results.

Dairy Free Whipped Cream

  • Place can of full fat coconut milk in the the fridge upside down, let it chill overnight.
  • Open the can. Carefully spoon out the top layer of opaque white stuff that has gathered at the top of the can. Spoon into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp of powdered confectioners sugar to the coconut cream. Optional: add cinnamon, vanilla bean – any small amount of flavor you’d like.
  • Grab a hand beater and medium bowl. Whip the coconut milk. Start on low and move to a higher speed, move the beater in an up and down motion to infuse as much air as possible.
  • Top warmed drink with whipped cream and any other toppings. Serve and enjoy!


  1. If for any reason your whip seems too stiff or dry, you can add a few teaspoons of the leftover coconut liquid or non-dairy milk. If your whip seems too soft or watery, you can add another tablespoon of sugar OR stick your mixture back in the fridge – it may need to firm up again.
  2. Coconut cream is best eaten right after it is whipped as it will lose some fluffiness if you stick it in the fridge to chill. But it actually holds up better than I expected!

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