Anti-Aging with Altrient

Altrient Vitamin C by Dulwich Health

Why Liposomal Vitamin C?

The new anti-aging treatment: No needles, no lasers, no creams.

Liposomal vitamin C is a form of vitamin C supplement that uses an innovative delivery system. It wraps the vitamin C in tiny fatty particles called liposomes. These liposomes shield the vitamin C from the stomach’s acidic environment, ensuring better absorption into the bloodstream and a higher uptake of Vitamin C compared to regular supplements.



If you want to improve your skin, to make it smoother, bouncier and stronger, which of the following should you do:

a) pile on an array of active face creams;
b) book some cosmetic treatments such as laser or micro-needling; or
c) gulp down high doses of vitamin C every day and let nature take its course?

Yup, it’s C. .

A clinical trial has found that taking a powerful vitamin C supplement can dramatically boost the levels of hydration and elasticity in your skin and help it to build more collagen, the protein that keeps the skin firm. I am not talking about the vitamin C tablets you might buy in the chemist’s to stave off a cold. This one uses a new cutting-edge delivery system, enabling much larger doses of vitamin C — 98 per cent of each 1,000mg dose — to be absorbed by the body, compared with about 10 per cent of most standard pills. Once vitamin C gets into your system, the body can use it wherever it needs, particularly as one of the building blocks of collagen.

The supplement, known as liposomal vitamin C, is popular as a general health elixir among the celebrity crowd. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber have talked about taking the brand Altrient C (the same one I tested) to boost their immune systems, but now that research has suggested that it helps to rebuild the skin, could the supplement take over as a simpler skincare approach than an array of expensive creams and procedures.

Don’t take our Word for it.. 


Alice Hart-Davis’ Personal Experience

As a beauty journalist who has tried almost every anti-ageing treatment available, I wanted to put it to the test. I had to give up my normal skincare routine and instead take three sachets of the supplement a day for three months. I was apprehensive. Every morning I treat my face, neck and décolletage to a high-strength anti-ageing serum, then I slather on sunscreen. Every night I use either a retinol serum (good for tackling wrinkles) or use a wipe with exfoliating, hydrating glycolic acid. I also take collagen supplements for dermal nourishment from within. And rarely a week goes by when I don’t also have some sort of advanced facial, a spot of light lasering or a skin peel. This is what keeps my skin looking young. How would I look if I gave it all up?

My test begins at the Santi Labs in South Kensington, London, run by its medical director, Tariq Karim, who conducts research for supplement brands. Karim measured my skin hydration levels, tested its elasticity and photographed its collagen density. Then I went home and ripped open the first sachet. The gel looked like orange snot. I squeezed it into a small amount of water and gulped it down. It tasted soapy and alien, but I soon got used to it. Anyone who takes high street vitamin C supplements will know that even two of those fizzy, water-soluble 1,000mg tablets of ascorbic acid (the most common form of vitamin C) are enough to give you tummy cramps. Liposomal vitamin supplements are different creatures. Altrient is the brand I am trying because it was the first to patent a way to wrap up vitamin C within it (sodium ascorbate, a mineral-salt form of ascorbic acid) into tiny fatty particles called liposomes. These work as a protective shield, which mean that, rather than breaking up and wreaking havoc in your stomach, the vitamin C is protected from the stomach acid and absorbed by your bloodstream to be made available to your body’s cells in a way that normal vitamin C is not. After a month I went to be tested and was amazed to find that not only was my skin looking good — despite giving up my normal routine — but my hydration levels had really improved. Certainly my skin was feeling as good as it usually does. By the end of month two these levels were even better, as was the elasticity of my skin.

By the end of the third month my collagen was up 22.8 per cent, my elasticity had improved by 64.3 per cent and my skin’s hydration reading was so greatly improved, at 30.26 per cent, that Karim called me back the next week, saying that he suspected an error — but the extra reading was just the same.

My results were in line with the results of the Altrient double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial last year. My skin looked great, which, considering I was only using sunscreen and a basic night cream, seemed a miracle. Of course, this stuff is not cheap. Three sachets a day costs about £100 a month, but investing in face creams and skin-conditioning procedures is a lot more expensive. And the supplement works for all your skin. So am I a convert? I am. I have started to buy it in bulk and take two a day, but I am back on my old regimen too. I’d rather add this new find to my daily mix than rely on it exclusively. I can’t give up high-tech creams, lasers and micro-needling that easily.

By Alice Hart-Davis
taken from The Times Article July 7, 2018

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