The Truth About Vitamin C

A synthetic version of Vitamin C currently dominates the skincare industry. Here's why our Vitamin C Golden Bloom Booster is different. 

The benefits of Vitamin C are both legendary—and legit. Among the many dermatological miracles this powerful antioxidant is clinically proven to perform:

  • Protect skin from external damage caused by sun exposure and free radicals

  • Stimulate collagen production, to keep skin firm and youthful looking

  • Promote hydration, helping skin to retain moisture

  • Brighten the complexion and even skin’s tone, by diminishing the appearance of age spots, capillaries, and dark undereye circles

  • Reduce redness and irritation, via a number of anti-inflammatory properties

Certainly seems like the real deal, not to mention ideal for sensitive skin. So what’s the catch? Most Vitamin C serums and creams don’t contain the real deal at all. Instead, they rely on a more cost-effective synthetic copy cooked up in a lab. Just look at the label. Do you see a plant listed among the active ingredients? Probably not, unless you happen to be holding a bottle of Beekman 1802’s new Golden Booster, powered by the extract of amla berries, also known as Indian gooseberries, or in botanical Latin, Phyllanthus emblica.

In its native India, amla has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a number of maladies, and is considered by some Buddhists to be the proverbial tree of enlightenment. The berry contains 20 times more Vitamin C than an orange, yet won’t irritate sensitive skin the way chemical compounds can. Translation: You reap all of the benefits listed above, with none of the usual itchiness and discomfort.

To make absolutely sure of that, Beekman 1802 allows you to control the amount of amla extract in your daily skincare routine. The foundation of that routine: our Clinically Kind Bloom Cream, formulated with soothing goat milk—NOT sulfates, phthalates, parabens, colorants, or fragrances—and packed with probiotics that feed the skin’s natural biome, like yogurt does for gut health. You choose when to add a skin-brightening boost by incorporating our Vitamin C-packed Golden Booster, and you dictate that boost’s potency. Simply follow the three steps below.

  1. Press down once on the Bloom Cream container to “bloom” one serving of the probiotic moisturizer.

  2. Add a drop or two (your choice) of the Golden Booster* to the center of the “bloom.”

  3. Swirl and mix together to encapsulate the active ingredient, then apply evenly to your face.

*If it’s retinol-like, age-defying results you’re after, swap in our Dream Booster, which contains the plant-based retinol alternative, bakuchiol. Want extra moisture? Add our Milk Drops Ceramide Serum instead.   

The end result: You, working in concert with a nature, determine your ideal skin-brightening formula—not some chemist in a lab. Because at Beekman 1802, we understand that the real expert on sensitive skin is always the person living inside it.