Vitamin C Serum: It's Our Specialty!

Vitamin C stands the test of time in skincare. It's one of the few ingredients that does! 

And even more powerful than that? Vitamin C stands firm through the whims of changing seasons and trends.

Vitamin C in skincare has the science to back it up, which is why so many beauty brands include it in their formulations.

So then you might be wondering... What makes empyri's vitamin C serum so special? 

empyri’s hydrating hemp toner + vitamin C allows you to make your own vitamin C serum at home. It’s always active because it’s always fresh.

Breaking Down Vitamin C Activity 

Vitamin C is sensitive to the environment. It breaks down when it's exposed to air and light. By "breaking down", we mean that it is no longer active. And when any ingredient loses it's activity, it loses its benefits for our skin aka it's not doing its job. 

Think of a bottle of soda. When you first open the lid, the carbonation is strong. You can see and hear it bubbling! In other words, it's active. 

Once that soda sits open for hours, or even days, it's no longer be carbonated (it's "flat"). You can still drink it. It won't hurt you, but it's not going to be enjoyable. 

Vitamin C is the same. After only 2 weeks, it loses activity. You can still use it after it's been exposed to air & light, but it will be "flat"  like soda, not doing its job anymore. 

This sensitivity makes it challenging to formulate, manufacture and package vitamin C skincare products that really work. 

But we've created a solution. 

empyri’s hydrating hemp toner gives you the freedom to add vitamin C, in the form of L-ascorbic acid, about every 2 weeks. This is the amount of time before oxidation reduces vitamin C’s efficacy. 

Our ascorbic acid is packaged in an airtight sleeve until you open it and empty the contents into the dark glass bottle of our hydrating toner. By keeping out the air and light, you keep in all of the goodness that your vitamin C serum has to offer.

Vitamin C Serum Benefits

Multiple studies show that an active vitamin C serum will work wonders on your skin. 

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging powerhouse. 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Spent a bit too much time in the sun? Vitamin C acts as protection for skin that has been damaged by UV exposure.  It is not a sunscreen, but it will help combat the effects of free radicals, which are responsible for inflammation.

Vitamin C also aids with hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is typically caused by age or sun exposure. Vitamin C inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase, which controls the production of melanin. This means it can help to lighten brown spots on the skin without affecting your natural skin tone. 

Vitamin C is also a trusted standby for its anti-aging properties. Like we said, it’s a skincare powerhouse. It stimulates the growth of collagen and thickens the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s uniquely able to move beyond the stratum corneum (that’s the outermost layer of the skin) to travel into the dermis, which is where the magic happens, like the stimulation of collagen production.

Getting Started

Vitamin C is safe for use with all skin types. Since it is acidic, it can be irritating to sensitive skin. This is another reason empyri's mix-it-yourself formula is so special: it’s customizable. 

Don't just take our word for it. Our customizable vitamin C serum is turning heads in the industry

If you’re a first-time user, start with just 5 pumps of vitamin C serum and then work up to 10 over a few weeks. Alternatively, you can add just half a sleeve of L-ascorbic acid and work up to a full sleeve over time. You may feel a slight tingling sensation – this is just the vitamin C working!

Make a vitamin C serum an essential part of your skin care routine – and don’t forget to think of us when you do.

Because you are loved.


Jennifer Grant with Hemp Roots


Author Bio: Jennifer is the president and founder of empyri.  Jennifer’s passion for formulation and product development was set ablaze in 2019, when she incorporated the healing power of cannabis roots into her long-standing three-step skin care system. Armed with scientific evidence on the actives in cannabis roots and seeds, a clean and conscious brand was born. Using her masters degree in bio-chemical engineering, Jennifer is forging a path to ...READ FULL BIO