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Serious Skincare's Serious-C3 Plasma line features groundbreaking vitamin C technology. C esters, C3 plasma and two patented delivery systems come together to offer their best weapon against the most noticeable markers of age: visible lines, wrinkles and dull skin. Typically targeted for those over 40. This set includes seven products for all your skincare needs, top to bottom.

Serious-C3 Plasma Set Includes

  • Vitamin C Ester Facial Cleanser - 12 oz
  • Vitamin C Ester Serum - 1 oz
  • Vitamin C Ester Protective Daytime Broad Spectrum Moisturizer SPF 30 - 2 oz
  • Vitamin C Ester Eye Beauty Treatment - 0.5 oz
  • Vitamin C Ester Body Butter - 10 oz
  • Extreme Maxi FIller C Intense Concentrate - 0.3 oz
  • Vitamin C Ester Treatment Pads - 60 Count

Serious-C3 Plasma Set Benefits

Cleanser:

  • Helps to cleanse the skin of makeup, oil, dirt and debris
  • Removes makeup effortlessly and helps prepare the skin for the rest of the Serious-C3 Plasma beauty regimen
  • Combines the age-fighting beauty benefits of Serious-C3 Plasma Bio Technology with C Esters
  • Subtle citrus scent
  • Creamy consistency
  • Squeeze tube w/ twist-off cap

Serum:

  • Visibly optimizes the entire complexion for a younger-looking appearance
  • Improves the look of elasticity in the skin
  • Floods the upper layers of skin with antioxidants and beauty anti-aging ingredients to help give the skin a more refreshed, youthful look
  • Citrus scent
  • Gel-like liquid
  • Bottle w/ pump and cap

Moisturizer:

  • Floods the upper layers of skin with antioxidants and beauty anti-aging ingredients to help give the skin a more refreshed, youthful look
  • This SPF 30 day cream offers broad spectrum sun protection factor to help prevent sunburn
  • Standard SPF scent
  • Creamy consistency
  • Squeeze tube w/ twist-off cap

Eye Treatment:

  • Smooths on gently to help combat the appearance of aged skin around the eye area
  • Gently takes care of the delicate eye area's special beauty needs
  • C EYE improves the look of skin brightness
  • No apparent fragrance
  • Gel-like cream
  • Squeeze tube w/ twist-off cap

Body Butter:

  • Specifically designed for mature skin as the formula provides excellent moisturization
  • Shown to optimizes the look of skin's elasticity
  • Can increase the appearance of skin's brightness
  • Citrus scent
  • Thick, creamy consistency
  • Jar w/ twist-off lid

Concentrate:

  • Temporarily, topically "fills" and smooths the look of the skin; diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Regular use helps provide a more youthful look to the skin
  • Soft focus microspheres help temporarily blur the look of skin imperfections upon first use
  • Special applicator allows for precise, targeted application of the product
  • No apparent fragrance
  • Gel-like, creamy consistency
  • Syringe-type tube w/ push button and pointed tip with cap

Treatment Pads:

  • Easy, simple and convenient
  • Brighten and revitalize the look of the entire complexion
  • Regular use will help keep your skin looking young and bright
  • Citrus scent
  • Pre-soaked textured pads
  • Jar w/ twist-off lid

Made in Italy

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

For questions about product, please contact the Serious Skincare Customer Support line: 1-800-540-8662.

Dry skin is identified as skin severely lacking natural oil and moisture. Characteristics include roughness, flakiness, tightness, fine pore redness, pronounced fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and a thin, fragile texture. The skin may also appear flaky, ashy or dull from dead skin build up.

Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.

Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.

A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.

Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.

Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Cleanser, mild or cream based
  • Toner (low or no alcohol)
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer
  • Serum
  • Mild exfoliant
  • Moisture enhancing mask

    Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
    Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber

    Why Moisturize?
    Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately help delay the onset of early aging.
    Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.

    How to Choose a Moisturizer
    The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
    Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that can lead to premature aging.
    Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.

    How to Use Moisturizer
    After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your fingertips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.

    Why Moisturize?
    Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately delay the onset of early aging.
    Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.

    How to Choose a Moisturizer
    The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
    Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging.
    Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.

    How to Use Moisturizer
    After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your finger tips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.

    Sun Protection
    SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The Sun Protection Factor in products can range from 2-60, referring to its level of ability to block the sun's rays. Many variables should be considered when determining the level that is right for you. They include duration of exposure, time of day, season, activities you're doing, geographic location/altitude, prescription drugs that could leave you more susceptible to exposure, and your own skin's predisposition.

    Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both considered to be physical sunscreens or sunblocks, as they protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA and UVB represent different waves on the electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light. While UVB can cause sunburn and damage to the eyes, UVA can cause long term damage to the skin.

    Look for products that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are especially intense during the summer and UVA rays are present year round.

    There are two basic types of sunscreens/sunblocks. Depending on their ingredients, they work to either reflect or absorb the sun's rays. Inorganic particles like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create a physical barrier to block out the rays, whereas organic particles absorb UV rays and release the energy as heat.

    Both sunblock and sunscreen are similar in use, but are slightly different in their protective abilities. Sunblock is more opaque and therefore protects more from UVA/UVB and radiation. Sunscreen tends to be more transparent and therefore needs to be reapplied more often. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a higher SPF since its ingredients break down more rapidly than sunblock.

    It's important to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays on a daily basis. Sun exposure is reflected and intensified by the pavement, snow, water and sand. Higher SPF is recommended for higher elevations and locations closer to the equator. It is also recommended to wear an SPF of 15 or higher regardless of your activity or weather condition.

    Increase the SPF when your sun exposure peaks, such as in the summer or during vacations. Apply sunscreen/sunblock according to its directions. Most directions indicate applying approximately one ounce of sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least every two hours throughout your exposure, especially after perspiring, toweling or swimming.

    Be particularly cautious between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Limit your exposure outside, wear sunscreen, and spend time indoors or in the shade under an umbrella/structure.

    Even if you're not spending significant time outside, it's important to wear products with SPF to protect your skin. Choose a day moisturizer with an SPF in order to keep your skin moisturized while providing sun protection. This will help protect you from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer have at least 15-20 SPF. If you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.

    What is a Serum?
    Deciding to use a serum can depend on various factors including skin type, age or degree of damage. They are able to effectively absorb onto the skin, delivering active ingredients for maximum benefit. Depending on ingredients, serums contain anti-aging properties that help to firm, tighten, provide anti-oxidants, re-texturize, or address the signs of aging. If you decide to use a serum with your moisturizer, select one with the ingredients or benefits associated with the concerns you wish to address.

    Aging skin may have any combination of wrinkles, sagging or slack skin around the jowls, chin, cheeks and jawline. It may also have evidence of sun damage (photo damage/hyperpigmentation) in the form of spots or leathery texture. The skin may also feel tight and dry. If you tend to have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.

    Daily Skin Care Regimen
    Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since skin can be acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture - a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.

    A daily moisturizing routine is essential to aging skin. After washing skin, pat it dry and begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF An evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.

    Weekly Skin Care Routine
    Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to absorb. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump skin that may be dry and dehydrated.

    Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Cleanser, mild or cream based
  • Toner (low or no alcohol)
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer
  • Serum
  • Mild exfoliant
  • Moisture enhancing mask

    Key Ingredients for Aging Skin:
    Hyalauronic acid, Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Green Tea, White Tea, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, DMAE, Retinol, Aloe Vera, Borage Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, Pycnogenol Cucumber, Copper Peptide, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

  • About the Collection
    Serious Skincare was founded over two decades ago by Jennifer Flavin-Stallone to address acne and problematic skin. It has since evolved into the premiere skincare and beauty brand with a full line of science-based products that address a myriad of skincare and cosmetic issues. By using potent quantities of high-end, anti-aging ingredients, acne fighting acids and skin softening moisturizers, Serious Skincare provides innovative, highly effective and targeted treatments for women and men.

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    About the Experts

    Jennifer Flavin-StalloneAbout Jennifer Flavin-Stallone
    In her early 20s Jennifer Flavin-Stallone was modeling and battling acne – nothing worked, until she heard about a little skincare company in California called Serious Skincare. It worked miracles on her acne issues and so she joined forces with founder, Lisa Stock, to bring Serious Skincare to home shopping 25 years ago and help develop it into one of the largest online beauty brands. As Jennifer’s skincare needs have evolved, so has the brand. She has been a driving force behind the innovative products released by Serious Skincare over the years, the most recent being the debut of TAKE2, a product line developed specifically for age 50+ skin.





    Cecilia StockAbout Cecilia Stock
    Cecilia Stock is the daughter of co-founder Lesa Stock, and the inspiration for Serious Skincare’s very first product. Since then, Cecilia has become an accomplished acne and anti-aging specialist and esthetician, working with clients around the world. Her greatest accomplishment is helping acne clients achieve greater self-confidence.







    John PinocciAbout John Pinocci
    John Pinocci has nearly 4 decades of retail experience, with heavy focus on beauty and fragrance categories. In 1994, he helped launch Serious Skincare to national TV retailing and went on to join the company officially in 1996, working with Jennifer to grow Serious Skincare into a beauty powerhouse. Known to many customers as “Serious John,” he’s typically behind the scenes and the voice of the service and support center.

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    How To Use

    Cleanser: Apply to moistened skin. Work up a light lather by gently massaging in small circular motions with your fingertips. Rinse clean by splashing with warm water or wipe clean with a damp washcloth. -Best when used: Morning and Evening -Use every morning to gently remove nighttime beauty treatments as well as oil and perspiration that may accumulate throughout the night. -Use every evening to remove makeup as well as oil, dirt and debris that may accumulate throughout the day. -Can be used around the eye area

    Serum: Use every morning and evening after cleansing and drying the skin. - Gently smooth a generous amount onto the face and neck. Allow to dry before applying a moisturizing cream. - Best when used twice per day - in the morning and in the evening on freshly cleansed skin. Eye area safe.

    Moisturizer: Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure Reapply at least every 2 hours / -Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating

    Eye Treatment: Washing and drying the face, smooth on gently around entire eye area. Allow to fully absorb before applying makeup or concealer. For external use only. -Best when used: Morning and evening

    Body Butter: Massage all over the body paying special attention to your driest areas. For external use only.

    Concentrate: TO ACHIEVE INTENDED RESULTS, the Maxi Wrinkle Filler should be applied as follows: -Apply to cleansed, dry skin. -Remove plastic seal from syringe-looking applicator -Twist the dispensing button into the unlocked position -Slowly press the button to dispense product -Use the applicator tip to trace lines on the face and neck -If the applicator is challenging to maneuver, user can dispense onto clean fingertips and apply directly to the face -Gently tap the product onto skin with fingertips, until absorbed -Allow to set/dry -Follow up by gently applying your favorite moisturizer (Maxi Wrinkle Filler is not a moisturizer) -Allow moisturizer to set/dry -If desired, follow up with makeup application ? taking care not to aggressively apply foundation so as not to completely disrupt the Maxi Wrinkle Filler application -BEST overall results attained when used with a regimen (i.e., followed up with a moisturizer) -BEST if used as part of a morning regimen, given the temporary blurring beauty benefit, but can be used at bedtime as a targeted beauty treatment -Avoid the immediate eye area. For external use only.

    Treatment Pads: Gently swipe a Vitamin C Ester Pad across a freshly cleansed face and neck 1 to 2 times a day. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow skin to dry before applying your usual Serum and/or Moisturizer.

    Average Days of Supply: (If days of supply are different for each product, please move this to the end of the How to Use section for each product.)

    Ingredients

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