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25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum is formulated with a highly stable blend of oil-and-water soluble vitamin C for optimal effectiveness. Glutathione + GAP technology (glutathione amino acid precursors) work to minimize irritation while amping up antioxidant protection and ingredient stability. This clinical-level formula helps sustain a natural level of glutathione & vitamin C within skin’s most uppermost layers for extended results, while reducing oxidative stress that triggers discoloration.

The packaging for the full-sized product is 25.9% recycled plastic (by weight).

This lightweight serum is clinically proven to improve uneven tone + discoloration while boosting radiance and brightening dullness. The pro-collagen formula visibly firms and improves the look of elasticity so you get advanced results—without irritation.

Apply onto face and neck. For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with SPF 30+.


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Key Ingredients
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate⁠, Ascorbyl Glucoside⁠, Glutathione⁠, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract⁠, Ergothioneine⁠

All Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau⁠, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate⁠, Dimethicone⁠, Glycerin⁠, C9-12 Alkane⁠, Ascorbyl Glucoside⁠, Silica⁠, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract⁠, Hydrogenated Lecithin⁠, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate⁠, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer⁠, Xanthan Gum⁠, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract⁠, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer⁠, Cetyl Alcohol⁠, Caprylyl Glycol⁠, Lysine Carboxymethyl Cysteinate⁠, Coco Caprylate/Caprate⁠, Tocopherol⁠, Glutathione⁠, Sodium Citrate⁠, Sodium Phytate⁠, Hexylene Glycol⁠, Ethylhexylglycerin⁠, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower Seed Extract⁠, Urea⁠, Mannitol⁠, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride⁠, Sodium PCA⁠, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract⁠, Polysorbate 60⁠, Sorbitan Isostearate⁠, Trehalose⁠, Ascorbic Acid⁠, Glucose⁠, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract⁠, Polyquaternium-51⁠, Ergothioneine⁠, Triacetin⁠, Phenoxyethanol⁠

Who should use 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum?

The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum is for all skin types, skin tones and ages. It is best for those showing numerous, more stubborn signs of sun damage, including dark discolorations, a dull complexion and moderate loss of firmness.

What is the difference between 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum and C15 Super Booster?

The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum contains two vitamin C esters: 23% tetrahexyldecyl and ascorbate and 2% ascorbyl glucoside and is best suited for those with advanced concerns of discolorations, uneven skin tone and lack of firmness. The C15 Super Booster contains 15% pure ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and is a great option for everyone who wants a daily dose of vitamin C to help fortify skin and improve minor skin discolorations or dullness. It can be used alone or mixed into your favorite serum or non-SPF moisturizer.

Each product can be used on its own or in combination with one another (e.g., C15 during the day and 25% Vitamin C at night). Whether to use one or both will depend on your primary concerns and tolerance for these ingredients. We suggest experimenting to see what works best for your skin. As with all bioactive ingredients, start slowly and increase use as desired/needed.

Note: You may notice ascorbic acid listed at the bottom of the ingredient list for this product. The ascorbic acid is present in this formula in incidental amounts. As such, it does not have a brightening or antioxidant benefit to the skin. Instead, it's part of the ascorbyl glucoside blend, used to help keep it stable and in the ideal pH range prior to being added to a cosmetic formula.

What is the difference between 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum and the C25 Super Booster?

The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum is a comprehensive formula made for all-over facial use. With 23% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and 2% ascorbyl glucoside, it’s the most potent vitamin C product we offer and a great option for targeting stubborn concerns such as discolorations, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles.

The formula is water-based and contains several supporting ingredients, including potent antioxidants glutathione and ergothioneine. It also includes GAP technology, an amino acid blend proven to boost skin’s glutathione levels for enhanced activity of vitamin C and improved pollution defense (which helps further minimize the intensity of dark circles). While the C25 Super Booster was a great product, it was a spot treatment with a less robust formula that relied on 25% l-ascorbic acid to help fade discolorations.

What is the difference between 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum and CLINICAL Discoloration Repair Serum?

The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum contains 23% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and 2% ascorbyl glucoside, plus glutathione, GAP Technology and ergothioneine. This serum is great for targeting uneven tone, discolorations and loss of firmness. The CLINICAL Discoloration Repair Serum contains 3% tranexamic acid, 5% niacinamide and 0.5% bakuchiol which is ideal for targeting discolorations and is even suitable for those with melasma-prone skin . It is also soothing, which can reduce signs of redness. It is perfectly fine—and in some cases may be advisable—to layer both products as part of your strategy to fade various types of hyperpigmentation, including post-breakout marks.

Where should I store 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum?

While there is research that supports it’s okay to keep water-based ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) in the refrigerator to help prolong stability and delay in color change, it’s important to note that this only applies to ascorbic acid in water. This does not apply to other ingredients or forms of vitamin C or when ascorbic acid is present without water. The only vitamin C product in the Paula’s Choice line we say is okay to store in the refrigerator is our C15 Super Booster, but even then, such storage is optional; room temperature is ideal. For other products, long-term exposure to cold temperatures can shorten the product’s lifespan, negatively impact stability and affect performance. The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum was deemed best stored at room temperature which is typically 68–72F (20– 22C). Refrigerating it to preserve the incidental amount of ascorbic acid would have a net negative effect on many of the other ingredients not meant for long-term cold storage. Note: The PAO (period after opening) for the 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum is 12 months. For more information about refrigerating skin care products and our products' shelf life, please visit our Help Center.

Can you mix 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum with C15 Super Booster or layer under C5 Super Boost Moisturizer?

Yes. In fact, you will see enhanced results and not have to worry about irritation since the forms of vitamin C in the 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum do not have the same low pH requirements as pure ascorbic acid. You will get better free radical protection, better environmental defense and enhanced improvements in discolorations, wrinkles and loss of firmness. We recommend starting slow with multiple bioactive products to see how your skin responds and increasing use over time as needed/desired.

Can you mix 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum with other bio-active products?

Yes, research has shown that vitamin C works well and can be used with other beneficial ingredients including niacinamide, retinol, peptides (except copper peptides, which Paula’s Choice does not use) and exfoliating acids. If you are currently using a prescription skincare product, we recommend consulting with your doctor for guidance on incorporating this serum into your routine. Here’s a few of our favorite combos: Vitamin C + Retinol: Retinol (in the form of retinyl palmitate) and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are naturally present in skin, where they work to keep it healthy. Vitamin C and retinol can coexist and maintain their benefits in a single formula, or they may be formulated separately and layered. Vitamin C + Peptides: Vitamin C plays well with almost all peptides, working to protect skin and helping it repair damage. The only exception: copper peptides. These can oxidize vitamin C, making it less effective on skin. When using vitamin C and copper peptides in your routine, we recommend using one in the morning and the other at night to ensure maximum effectiveness. Vitamin C + Niacinamide: Together, vitamin C and niacinamide form a powerhouse combo that addresses uneven tone, wrinkles, loss of firmness and dullness. All skin types will see a complexion that becomes more radiant, smoother, more even and younger-looking when pairing the two ingredients. Vitamin C + AHA/BHA: The exfoliating action of AHA or BHA helps shed the buildup of skin cells that in turn allow vitamin C to penetrate past the skin’s surface. Using AHA/BHA prior to applying vitamin C enables it to be more effective.

Is 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum good for breakout-prone skin?

Yes, when used with our CLEAR anti-acne collection, the soothing benefits of vitamin C and key antioxidants in this serum can help to reduce some of the inflammation that drives acne. These ingredients can also help to fade post-breakout marks of any color.

Is 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum good for rosacea or sensitive skin?

This may vary from person to person due to the amount of vitamin C in the formula which may prove too potent. We suggest patch testing this product on a small area to see how your skin responds. Vitamin C's soothing action on the skin can be helpful for rosacea, as can the anti-redness benefits of glutathione and ergothioneine. If you've experienced sensitization to higher amounts of vitamin C, we recommend you consider our C5 Super Booster Moisturizer which contains 5% vitamin C.

Is it safe to use 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

The ingredients in the 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum are generally considered safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. However, if you’re uncertain about starting a new anti-aging product or a combination of ingredients, check with your physician and follow their advice.

How often should you apply 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum?

The 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum can be applied up to twice per day, in your AM and PM routine. How often to apply will vary based on your concerns and tolerance. If new to using vitamin C or higher concentrations of the ingredient, start slow (2-3 times per week), see how your skin responds, and then work up to increasing to daily use.

How do you apply 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum?

Smooth a dime sized amount over face and neck. For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

We recommend layering the products in your routine from thinnest to thickest texture. You can also cocktail the products together by simply mixing the appropriate amount of each in your hand, combining, and applying in a single step.


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