Dr. Perricone Discusses

Vitamin C Ester

A Case Study

Patient's Name: Patricia
Age: 42

"I'm a brunette with medium skin, but in my 42 years I've spent a lot of time in the sun without protecting my skin," Patricia told me. "I wasn't ready for plastic surgery, but I was uncomfortable with the laugh lines that were starting to form around my nose and the crinkles on my upper lip."

Patricia didn't think any treatment would help her sun-damaged skin. She first used vitamin C ester in one of my clinical trials.

"All I did was apply the vitamin C ester cream to my face twice a day, after washing with my normal cleanser," Patricia reported. "After 30 days, I was blown away. My skin glowed. It looked... revitalized. My skin seemed to have tightened. And my crow's feet? Not only did they fade, some of them actually disappeared. I looked so radiant, in fact, that my mother-in-law looked at me and said, ‘What's going on? You look like you're having another baby,'" Patricia recalled.