Sunnyside C Glow Serum
A serum so smart it should be wearing a lab coat.
For: Skin so healthy, strong, and bright, you might call it smug.
Active ingredients are our favorite power tools for a skincare routine that actually “does something.” But you wouldn’t use all your power tools at once because that would be really intense (and potentially disastrous). So if it’s bright, even-toned, hydrated, smooth, and healthy skin you’re after, you’d normally need to rotate multiple products with different actives to strip, slough, and rebuild your skin barrier, in a specific schedule that won’t further compromise your skin barrier. Sounds exhausting.
This serum formula contains a select group of antioxidants, acids, adaptogens, and biotechnologically-produced plant-based actives that when combined, work together to gently transform your skin into a high-performance machine.
Dullness, dryness, uneven tone and texture, fine lines, and environmental damage are all left in Sunnyside’s wake as it gets to work restoring and revitalizing your skin. Consider it your regimen’s renaissance.
This formula helps brighten and even overall skin tone as it gives pesky hyper-pigmented dark spots a one-way ticket to anywhere else but your skin.
We’ve assembled an A-team of actives to turn your skin cells’ nuclei into high-tech tiny powerhouses to help maintain a healthy and resilient skin barrier.
The flexible, bouncy gel texture of this serum makes skin feel dewy and hydrated without looking like you glazed yourself like a cinnamon bun.
How to use
Apply after cleansing (and toning if you do that) to face and neck in the daytime. Pat in until absorbed and admire how moist, bouncy, and dewy your skin feels. Follow with Galilee or Grand and don't forget to wear SPF.
Pore Confession: You don’t need to perfect your poker face if you can perfect your skin.
Rethinking Skincare As Skin Situations
Skin types describe a baseline of skin’s behavior. But sometimes skin decides to misbehave, and that’s when we have a situation. Situational Skincare is taking a solution-oriented approach to skincare based on what it needs day-to-day.
And their benefits
15% Vitamin C Combo
Life is unpredictable enough without introducing unstable forms of Vitamin C to your face. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and 3-0-Ethyl-L-Ascorbic Acid are as effective and stable as their names are hard to say (so, a lot).
3% Tranexamic Acid
Three’s a charm, and for Tranexamic Acid it happens to be the magic (aka clinically shown) percentage at which this acid effectively helps interrupt two skin pathways that lead to discoloration when used in conjunction with Vitamin C.
Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide helps to strengthen skin against environmental and UV damage while helping to improve uneven tone and dullness. It even helps improve the appearance of enlarged pores. Technically, nothing can actually shrink pores (sorry) but think of niacinamide as a restoration technician for your pores on the work of art that is your face.
This active comes from biotechnologically-produced moss. Yes, it’s super moss that’s grown in a lab for the express purpose of doing what moss does best: surviving and thriving through anything. MossCellTec targets the nucleus of a skin cell, which contains your DNA programming (aka your “healthy skin manual”), helping to strengthen them to defend against environmental stressors, climatic changes, and moisture loss for your most resilient skin in two weeks (two weeks!) when used in the clinically proven 2% amount.
Mushrooms are really smart organisms, and they can do impressive things for your skin also. Snow (Tremella) Mushroom’s tiny molecules can hold up to 500x its weight in water to deliver hydration deep within your skin barrier. Chaga Mushroom’s antioxidant enzymes also aid in skin hydration while defending against inflammation that might further comprise your skin barrier.
This potent antioxidant naturally occurs in your body and helps keep your cells in tip-top shape by boosting their energy and keeping them clear of toxins and free radicals. It helps repair cell damage, pigmentation, and inflammation, leaving brighter and more even-toned skin in its wake.
65% Emollient Base
To give your skin that bouncy “been drinking 8 glasses of water daily” feel, Aloe Leaf Juice, Jojoba, and Grapeseed oils make this serum deeply nourishing and moisturizing, with a gel-like texture that sinks into your skin. You could almost skip moisturizer but we’ll leave that decision up to you.