Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is a super-potent Vitamin C day serum packed with powerful antioxidants, fruit enzymes and essential nutrients, that work together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin while improving the signs of photoaging.
C-Firma Day Serum delivers a powerful blend of antioxidants comprised of L-Ascorbic Acid plus Ferulic Acid 15% and Vitamin E 1% and other active ingredients to firm and brighten the look and feel of skin. Little wonder why so many are raving about this Drunk Elephant serum.
Why It Works
So, what makes Drunk Elephant C-Forma Day Serum so effective?
To begin with, it’s the high percentage of L-Ascorbic acid. L-Ascorbic Acid is pure Vitamin C that comes from natural sources such as oranges. Products that contain L-Ascorbic Acid penetrate the skin tissue and are more active in collagen production.
In general terms, the antioxidant properties of vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis makes vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Vitamin C is naturally found at high levels in both the dermis and epidermis. The vitamin C content of the epidermis is higher than the dermis. However, as we age, levels of natural vitamin C decline in both the epidermis and dermis and we are left with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Vitamin C Topical Application
Topical applications of Vitamin C can assist in maintaining healthy skin structure and promote firm skin. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, the use of topical Vitamin C (3-10%) applications for at least 12 weeks has been shown to decrease wrinkling, reduce protein fiber damage, decrease roughness of skin, and increase production of collagen. They also state that topical vitamin C has been shown to reverse some of the age-related structural changes between the dermis and the epidermis.
But topical Vitamin C is a tricky ingredient for manufacturers. That’s because it is notoriously unstable and can degrade when exposed to air, heat or light.
That’s not a concern for Drunk Elephant though. They addressed this concern by making a unique bottle that is shaped to minimize exposure to the elements and prevent oxidation and degradation of the serum. Even so, Drunk Elephant goes to great lengths to warn users to use the C-Firma Serum immediately and don’t stock up – even if you find a great deal.
Other Formula-Supportive Enzymes & Antioxidants
Apart from the powerful dose of Vitamin C, this serum is packed with other formula-supportive enzymes and antioxidants to help neutralize pollution, environmental stressors and damaging free radicals. They do all these while replenishing lipids and visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extracts dissolve dead surface skin cells for smoother texture. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer quickly penetrates the skin and provides intense hydration.
“This unique formula has a reservoir effect, which means it will stay active on the skin for up to 72 hours and cannot be washed or rubbed off. C-Firma™ has a pH level of 3.3 – 3.5, which Drunk Elephant believes is the key to a non-irritating, effective formulation that delivers real results.”
In an independent consumer testing panel of 104 women ranging in age between 25 to 55, using Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, revealed that:
– 90% found skin appeared smoother
– 89% found skin appeared brighter and more radiant
– 87% found skin appeared firmer
– 86% found skin tone appeared more even
How to Use
In the morning, apply evenly to clean, dry face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.
After the first use, store Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum in the refrigerator to help maintain its potent antioxidant activity and effectiveness.
Manufacturer Tip: C-Firma™ contains pure l-ascorbic acid and yields best results when used fresh, so use immediately and don’t stock up.
Drunk Elephant Serum is ideal for all skin types. It is 100% free of essential oils and fragrance. Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Ingredients
The benefits of key active ingredients are explained below.
Potent Antioxidant Complex (L-Ascorbic Acid Plus Ferulic Acid 15% and Vitamin E 1%) firms and brightens the skin.
Chronocyclin replicates the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin D for a more youthful-looking skin.
Pumpkin Ferment and Pomegranate Extract work together to dissolve dead surface skin cells, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores.
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer hydrates the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes firmness.
Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60.
Manufacturer’s Statement About Ingredients:
“Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of their formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status but instead choose based on its biocompatibility. You won’t find what Drunk Elephant calls the “Suspicious 6″ in their products (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, and SLS,) making them, in their opinion, appropriate for all skin. They believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue we see. When formulating the products, they focus on pH levels and safety, always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels. This is the Drunk Elephant difference.”
What Others Say About C-Firma Day Serum
Transformed my Skin
I have combination skin and have been using this serum for almost a year, I can see my skin transformation! My skin has improved tone and also feels more firm. The serum absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue.
Does Not Cause Breakouts
I love using C-Firma Day Serum. I have been using it for about a month and I have noticed an improvement in my skin’s brightness and overall texture. I don’t need to use foundation very much anymore. It is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. I have combination skin and thankfully this product does not cause me to break out
Definitely a Keeper
This is the only Vitamin C product that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’ve never spent so much on a skincare product, but this little bottle has lasted me a lot longer than I expected. Definitely a keeper!
Worth the Price!
This cleared my skin! I have really sensitive skin, I used to get a lot of red random bumps, due to my hair touching my face or other irritating things coming in contact with it. After using this for a
couple of weeks my skin improved a lot! The amount of irritation is pretty much gone! It isn’t too hydrating, sometimes I won’t have to use a moisturizer after, but the majority of the time I do. I use it every 3 days, and I’m so happy with this product. Definitely worth the price.
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LOVE this Product
LOVE LOVE LOVE Drunk Elephant – I use the overnight T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and the C-Firma Day Serum in the morning and my skin has been transformed. I’ve always struggled with acne, and while I will still have breakouts here and there, the severity of my acne has been greatly reduced due to Drunk Elephant!