Vitamin C is one of the most favourite vitamins for dermatologists and for a reason! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which reduces the impact of free radicals causing oxidative stress that our skin faces every day such as pollution.

These free radicals damage our skin and cause premature aging. Vitamin C is mainly used in skin care to clarify and even skin tone, reduce pigmentation, as an anti-age ingredient and to reduce imperfections.




  • evens and clarifies skin tone
  • reduces pigmentation and dark spots (especially new pigmentation that is caused by sun)
  • offers plenty of immediate and long-term moisture
  • neutralizes the impact of oxidative stress and helps to prevent premature aging
  • helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • reduces acne and imperfections
  • is oil-free with noncomedogenic ingredients
  • is clinically and dermatologically tested in Estonia






Charity is one of the most important values for us in Nôgel. For every purchased product we donate 50 cents to Estonian Cancer Society for the prevention of skin cancer.

“It is said that best products are born from a personal need and this is how the vitamin C project also began! I had previously used many different vitamin C serums that could be purchased from Estonia and international webstores including iHerb, but every time something was missing.

I have used natural cosmetics for over 10 years and during that time I have learned that products containing different seed oils are not for me. After using such products for couple of weeks, I get nasty pimples. Oil-free natural cosmetic products are very difficult to find. This is also the reason why the vitamin C facial serum is an oil-free serum, which contains high quality plant extracts including unique Estonian nettle extract. In addition we have used many innovative clinically tested patented ingredients in the formulation. I have also participated in serum´s clinical studies that was one of the most interesting phases of the whole project! 

Hopefully the vitamin C facial serum surprises you positively and don´t hesitate to share your experience :)”


In co-operation


Main ingredients

Vitamin C

…is a strong antioxidant that protects our skin from signs of premature aging, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, is essential for collagen production, reduces skin imperfections (acne), reduces pigmentation and evens and brightens skin tone.

Product includes Ecocert certified vitamin C stabilized form, ascorbyl glucoside, that is more gentle to skin and does not cause skin irritation compared to other L-ascorbic acid forms. Ascorbyl glucoside is the best performing vitamin C form in clinical studies that has all three properties common to vitamin C: antioxidant and protection of free radicals, increase in collagen production, decrease in pigmentation. In-vitro studies have found that ascorbyl glucoside is absorbed via skin and changes to pure vitamin C – the good properties come from here.

Product´s content of derivative of vitamin C is 15% that gives the product its powerful properties.

Estonian nettle extract

anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling properties, high content of antioxidants and polyphenols, helps to maintain collagen production and therefore to reduce signs of aging. Nettle extract has been developed in co-operation with Estonian University of Life Sciences with an optimal concentration that is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Nettle is also rich in silicon that is used in scar prevention and treatment.

Birch sap

…includes natural antioxidants, electrolytes, different sugars and also vitamin C. Birch sap is known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. In vivo studies have found that birch sap helps to improve skin elasticity and has cell renewal properties.

Aloe vera juice

…is a well-known ingredient in skin care. Aloe vera has moisturizing, calming, anti-inflammatory and skin damage repairing properties. These properties make it an ideal ingredient together with Estonian birch sap for the vitamin C serum base.

Kakadu plum extract

…has the highest content for fruit of natural vitamin C in the whole world. Strong antioxidant effect (+54% after 30 min and +79% after 24h), increases the absorption of vitamin C, increases collagen production (+59%), strengthens corium i.e. dermis and improves overall skin appearance, lightens skin tone, reduces skin redness and improves skin tone.

Superoxide dismutase

…is an enzyme that protects us from superoxide radical. It reduces erythema i.e. skin redness caused by UV radiation, neutralizes the impact of superoxide radical, protects us from harmful effects caused by environment, enhances the effect of sun protection products and fights against photoaging.

Tamarind seed polysaccharide

…is a polysaccharide i.e. sugar from tamarind´s  – the world´s most beautiful tropical tree – seed. It offers skin immediate moisturizing effect (immediate rise in skin moisturizing level +59,2%) – more effective than hyaluronic acid, improves skin elasticity, reduces skin roughness (-27,6%), improves skin density (+7,9%) and reduces the activity of ß-galactosidase enzyme (-21%, used as a marker for aging in clinical studies).

Hyaluronic acid

…is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that exists in different parts of connective tissue in our body including skin. A skin that is moisturized means skin that has high content of water – here comes the important hyaluronic acid! Hyaluronic acid has been tasted in different clinical studies. When tamarind´s polysaccharide offers immediate moisturizing effect, the aim of hyaluronic acid is to offer long-term moisturizing effect. Hyaluronic acid has the capacity to bind significant amount of water offering plenty of moisture, it accelerates wound healing, reduces redness and ezcema, increases skin elasticity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles and roughness.

Spirulina extract

…is extracted from Spirulina Platensis seaweed whose anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits have raised the popularity of this ingredient in recent years for the treatment of skin with imperfections. It is a strong antioxidant whose effect of increasing collagen production has also been found – therefore spirulina might have also effect of reducing aging signs. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects of spirulina extract make it a great ingredient for the treatment of skin with imperfections (pimples, acne, eczema, psoriasis).

Witch hazel extract

…is extracted from witch hazel´s leaves and it has widely been used in the treatment of skin with imperfections. Antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect, which makes it an ideal ingredient for the treatment of skin with imperfections.


Clinically and dermatologically tested

Clinically and dermatologically tested

The serum has been clinically and dermatologically tested in co-operation with Medemis Clinic in Estonia. The vitamin C facial serum was tested during 2 months´ time in co-operation with a dermatologist.

The goal of the tests was to understand the efficacy of the serum for reducing pigmentation, even and clarify skin tone and reduce signs of aging.

Biomarker tests

Different biomarkers specific to normal skin were analyzed during 3 weeks usage of vitamin C facial serum with skin molecular tests (transdermal analysis patch TAP) in order to evaluate possible skin irritation. Vitamin C facial serum did not cause any skin irritation to participants of clinical studies.

  • reduced pigmentation
  • softened fine wrinkles
  • during the use skin was more clear with less pimples
  • reduced milia, i.e. small white pumps that appear on the skin


Vitamin C facial serum is suitable for all skin types for young and mature skin for year-round use. The serum is ideal for 25+ skin care and for skin with imperfections. The product is water-based and we use only noncomedogenic ingredients.

How to use?

Apply a thin layer of product (press pump once or max twice) to face and neck in the mornings and evenings after cleaning your face. Because the serum includes hyaluronic acid, we suggest patting some water gently to your face after using the serum – to get the maximum effect! You can use a moisturizing cream after applying the serum.

The serum includes also sugar molecules and right after applying the serum you may feel that your skin is a bit sticky – this is normal and goes away once the serum has been fully absorbed.

You can use the serum in everyday skin care or as courses. Vitamin C serums are especially popular after summer when there are signs of pigmentation and changes in skin tone caused by sun´s UV.

Use sun protection when spending time in the sun.