The A Method Vitamin C Serum!

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The A Method

The A Method is a brand developed by Tina Alster, M.D. and is medical grade. Dr. Alster wanted us to have the same formulas as the “rich and famous” so she developed her own line. Her products are guaranteed safety profiles that are stabilized without sacrificing efficacy. Free of Parabens, Gluten, Fragrance, Colorants, and 100% Vegan. You may remember Marcia’s review of her “ride or die” eye cream, the A Method Collagen Boost Peptide Eye Cream.

As the popularity of Vitamin C skincare continues to rise, The A Method® by Tina Alster, M.D.’s C Antioxidant Gel 20% $118 has quickly become the brand’s hero product. And, it’s their top-selling SKU for one simple reason. It works!

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Featuring lipid soluble Vitamin C, its super silky texture glides over the skin like a protective antioxidant shield, making it the perfect anti-aging, skin brightener. I love using Vitamin C for my aging skin and especially the sun damage I have from not using sunscreen in my youth.

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By using this product daily, it can help prevent the free radical damage that leads to loss of skin elasticity, skin darkening, and fine lines. In fact, free radical damage is a significant sign of premature aging–not that my aging is premature–LOL!

Dr. Alster says:

“I always recommend C Antioxidant Gel 20% because it brightens the skin and preserves the skin’s youthfulness,” explains Dr. Alster. “Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that works as a scavenger to clear away free radicals that degrade the skin.”


“When it comes to slowing the effects of the aging process, my rule of thumb is: “PROTECT your skin during the day with a topical antioxidant (e.g., The A Method C Antioxidant Gel 20%) and mineral sunscreen and RESTORE it at night with a quality retinol product. Highly effective and carefully curated medical grade skincare diminishes signs of skin aging and helps to maintain more youthful appearing skin.”

C Antioxidant Gel 20% is completely anhydrous, meaning it is formulated without any water. It is formulated with 20% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a lipid soluble form of vitamin C (It is now known that tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is 50x more effective than standard L-ascorbic acid.) Lipid soluble Vitamin C is vital because it can be absorbed into the skin’s lipid layer without breaking down to provide antioxidant protection. It also helps to brighten and protect against skin discoloration–those pesky dark spots that often appear as we age due to sun and free radical damage. The velvety texture glides over the skin like a protective Vitamin C shield.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-23,  Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

I’ve been using this serum twice daily for about two weeks and I saw almost an immediate brightening effect and my skin feels amazing. Just last week I tried dermarolling my skin (I will talk more about this later–there’s a LOT to unpack) and I used The A Method Antioxidant Gel 20% directly after. I swear on Estee Lauder’s grave a few of my brown spots have definitely faded.

A Method C Antioxidant Gel 20%

Now, I’ve tried TONS and TONS of serums but this one actually works! There is no denying that it is pricey, but it is worth every penny if it works and it DOES WORK!! I asked my dermatologist how much it would cost for laser treatments and they run about $500 per session so this serum is a bargain!

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