Serious Skincare Serious-C3 Plasma Trio TS
Feel free to post any questions…and we’ll see if Serious Friend will give us answers.
My question…scent? I heard CC mention a light citrus scent. How does that compare to the old C product?
Fasinating that they pulled the TS graphic from the homepage (replaced with the simple “Beauty” graphic).
Pipman, I noticed that earlier Today… Things that make ya go Hmmm….
Pipman, Very interesting study you found. It reinforces ( to me ) my thoughts on keeping in mind our largest organ does absorb things we expose it to. I consider myself a SSC girl. I’m only asking SSC to give us an option to buy products With or Without an SPF. We can decide/chose to weigh out the RISKS / BENEFITS based on our individual needs. ♥
I can’t use any facial skin care or foundation which contains SPF. My skin will immediately itch, burn, and turn red. I can’t get it off fast enough. I passed on this TS. If I do happen to get moisturizers in a kit which contain SPF, I use them on my arms.
Hmmmm… Oxybenzone 5%. 🤔
“As a sunscreen, it provides broad-spectrum ultraviolet coverage, including UVB and short-wave UVA rays. As a photoprotective agent, it has an absorption profile spanning from 270 to 350 nm with absorption peaks at 288 and 350 nm. It is one of the most widely used organic UVA filters in sunscreens today. It is also found in nail polish, fragrances, hairspray, and cosmetics as a photostabilizer. Despite its photoprotective qualities, much controversy surrounds oxybenzone because of its possible hormonal and photoallergenic effects, leading many countries to regulate its use.
Safety and controversy
Some debate focuses on the potential of oxybenzone as an endocrine disruptor.
In vivo studies
Among common sunscreen chemicals, oxybenzone is associated with allergic reactions triggered by sun exposure. In a study of 82 patients with photoallergic contact dermatitis, over one quarter showed photoallergic reactions to oxybenzone.
In a 2008 study of participants ages 6 and up, oxybenzone was detected in 96.8% of urine samples. Humans can absorb anywhere from 0.4% to 8.7% of oxybenzone after one topical application of sunscreen, as measured in urine excretions. This number can increase after multiple applications over the same period of time. Oxybenzone is particularly penetrative because it is the most lipophilic of the three most common UV filters.
When applied topically UV filters, such as oxybenzone, are absorbed through the skin, metabolized, and excreted primarily through the urine. The method of biotransformation, the process by which a foreign compound is chemically transformed to form a metabolite, was determined by Okereke and colleagues through oral and dermal administration of oxybenzone to rats. The scientists analyzed blood, urine, feces, and tissue samples and found three metabolites: 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone(DHB), 2,2-dihydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (DHMB) and 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzophenone (THB). To form DHB the methoxy functional group undergoes o-dealkylation; to form THB the same ring is hydroxylated. Ring B in oxybenzone is hydroxylated to form DHMB.
A study done in 2004 measured the levels of oxybenzone and its metabolites in urine. After topical application to human volunteers, results revealed that up to 1% of the applied dose was found in the urine. The major metabolite detected was DHB and very small amounts of THB were found. By utilizing the Ames test in Salmonella typhimurium strains, DHB was determinated to be nonmutagenic.
Effects on coral
Benzophenones (along with three other active ingredients) in sunscreens have been linked to coral bleaching and die-offs. A 2015 study published by the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology directly linked oxybenzone to the declining health of coral reefs popular with tourists.
Revised as of 2007, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)) Cosmetic Guidelines allow oxybenzone for cosmetic use up to 10%.
Revised as of 2012, Health Canada allows oxybenzone for cosmetic use up to 6%.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) of the European Commission concluded in 2008 that it does not pose a significant risk to consumers, apart from contact allergenic potential. It is allowed in cosmetics up to 10%.
Revised as of 2001, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare notification allows oxybenzone for cosmetic use up to 5%.
The Swedish Research Council has determined that sunscreens with oxybenzone are unsuitable for use in young children, because children under the age of two years have not fully developed the enzymes that are believed break it down. No regulations have come of this study yet.
Oxybenzone was approved for use in the US by the FDA in the early 1980s. Revised as of April 1, 2013, the FDA allows oxybenzone in OTC sunscreen products up to 6%.”
Thank you, Pipman, for the informative information. I just canceled my order or the SSC Today’s Special.
I also would love to see the Vitamin C day cream without sunscreen and not so greasy.
I use your day cream on my arms and legs. Love all your serums and my favorite lines from SSC
is GLYCOLIC, (my favorite of all), VIT A AND VIT C. Would love to see more specials on your Gylcolic
line. I love SSC.
They mentioned titanium dioxide in this.
I would be so happy if SSC would make a day cream with a physical sunscreen especially zinc oxide. Chemical ones make my eyes tear and itch so I can’t use them. Would have ordered the TS immediately if it weren’t for that.
Interesting… And after Andrew Lessman just said in one of his presentations this weekend…do NOT use chemical sunscreens, use only products with zinc oxide.
I really did like the Ester C and am apprehensive about the changes to the C line. So far it doesn’t look like it’s selling wildly.
Personally I wish there was always both a SPF & non SPF included. Living in Southern California we need the protection but after dark I would like the non SPF.
I have a question…. Would SSC please consider making a Plasma C Day Cream WITHOUT SPF? Until then, I got the TS ( An Awesome Deal ) and I will use the Day cream on my arms and I will buy the Plasma C Night Cream and use that Day and Night : }
I agree about SPF in the day cream. It’s in makeup (most of them) and I’d rather have a cream without it.
Question about the lines as SSC, M. Asam, and Sig Club A. I have tried all. SSC I have not tried in 4 years or so. There are quite a few lines within the lines. Confusing and too expensive to buy all the products in SSC. I am mid 50’s, live in a dry area, grew up in the sun (before sunscreen), have combination skin, dry/oily, had acne/enlarged pores as a teen. With respect to today’s special and the other lines of SSC, since I can only afford ONE line, I have no idea what to buy. The prices on A, C, Creamerum kits are great, but which one?
Thanks for any input
A line is great for 50’s skin. Fresh clean. A line cleaner my fav next to C line. The C line is creamer & great for dry skin and aging skin. The glycolic line is for problem skin, acne prone. Love the Creamerium line. My fav after 15 years. The body cream is worth the extra money. I would suggest A Creamerum line to start in Summer and then you can graduate to C Creamerium line in Winter.
@desertdweller4…For your age range, location, combo skin & texture I would recommend SSC “A-Defiance” Vitamin A line. If you can only afford one line, this is it! Retinol & Retinyl Palmitate are the secret to anti-aging & are two very effective & powerful forms of wrinkle fighting Vitamin A. They combat lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, dehydration, crows feet & work with your own body’s natural collagen & bind water to your skin. This line is time released, gentle & nanofied to go in deeper & work longer. I have sensitive skin & I use SSC Vitamins A & C, Glycolic, Olive Oil & Pure-Pep lines. I have been using SSC since its inception in 1992. I occasionally use other lines (Avon, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Josie Maran, L’Oréal) but SSC is my #1 product. Keeping in mind that your skin is 75% genetics (my guesstimate) & nothing is magic, you have a lot to work with. Item #542-235 SSC A-Defy AM/PM Routine To Look Younger Kit is currently $49.95 & includes five products (cleanser, day cream, night cream, serum, exfoliant.) You may wish to add an eye cream later. This is a great value! You should read up on the various lines & their ingredients & also Google Vitamins A & C to make an informed decision. Beauty is not & should not be overwhelming. It is fun! So enjoy yourself. Let me know how things work out.
Thank you smtz1012!
@desertdweller4, I TOTALLY agree with the recommendation of the 5 piece A kit! It is a great value and the exfoliating liquid is a little known secret for diminishing wrinkles and large pores… I have found a large part of success is to be CONSISTENT…..Give it try….
Thank you 3fl2shn!
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07.15.17 3:35 PM