Vivier Pharma is a leading pharmaceutical skin care company with offices in Montreal, Canada, and Champlain, New York. Since its first product sale in 2000, the vision guiding Vivier Pharma has not changed. Led by Jess Vivier, founder and CEO with over 30 years of experience in ethical and cosmetic pharmaceuticals, Vivier Pharma’s mission is to provide pharmaceutical grade skin care solutions for the treatment, maintenance and protection of the skin. The task of perpetuating this commitment also lies with both the founder’s sons, Mike and Steve Vivier, who are members of the executive team.
Today, Vivier Pharma manufactures, markets and sells its VivierSkin® to leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care specialists in many countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and across South America, the Middle East and Asia.
Vivier Pharma’s success is attributed to its unmatched commitment to providing quality products, offering quality
service and building a team of quality people who share Vivier Pharma’s vision.
HOW ARE VIVIERSKIN® VITAMIN C SERUMS DIFFERENT?
VivierSkin®’s patented Vitamin C s-erums are unique in their chemical form, stability and penetration.
The only form of Vitamin C that can be used in the body is L-Ascorbic Acid. Other forms of Vitamin C, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, are not recognized by the body and must be converted to L-Ascorbic Acid by the body in order to be beneficial. VivierSkin® patented Vitamin C s-erums contain only L-Ascorbic Acid USP. VivierSkin® Vitamin C s-erums are formulated using the highest grade of Vitamin C available called “USP”. “USP” stands for United States Pharmacopeia. It is the highest pharmaceutical standard recognized for quality, purity, strength and consistency. VivierSkin® patented Vitamin C s-erums are formulated using only L-Ascorbic Acid
When exposed to air, Vitamin C undergoes oxidation (the process which causes a sliced apple to turn brown). When oxidized, a Vitamin C formulation becomes an oxidant instead of an antioxidant, which is harmful to the skin. The formulation and grade of the Vitamin C in its raw form determine the rate at which the formulation will oxidize.
The color of your Vitamin C serum will indicate its stability. VivierSkin® Vitamin C s-erums are clear to light yellow, which means they are stable. Orange to brown serums have oxidized and should not be used. VivierSkin® patented Vitamin C s-erums are specially formulated and patented to maximize the stability of the Vitamin C.
Penetration Vitamin C products on the market differ in how much Vitamin C actually penetrates and remains within the skin. The penetration of the Vitamin C is impacted by the pH as well as the penetration system of the formulation. To be absorbed by the skin, the pH of topical Vitamin C must be between 2.3 and 3.8. VivierSkin® Vitamin C serums have an optimal pH between 2.4 and 3.2.