*** El Dorado has been upgraded to 10% THDA from its original 7%!
What is El Dorado? Is it a mythical city of gold? A man? A bird? An island in the desert that can only be reached by sail (sail sail)? The answer is simple: it is liquid gold in the form of 10% THDA (oil soluble, stable Vitamin C). Accompanying it is 1% Vitamin E and many rich treasures from the desert, including Prickly Pear, Agave, Yucca Root, Avocado, Jojoba,and Evening Primrose.
THDA, or Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, is a very stable form of Vitamin C. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production, reduce photodamage, brighten and even skin by inhibiting melanogenesis, and provide antioxidant activity. It does not exfoliate. This is not a substitute for sunscreen.
Suitable for: All skin types. Many Snail Mail testers with Oily or Combination skin were able to use this with no issue, although there was one user with oily skin who reported it had trouble sinking in fully. If you have concerns, please consider a sample size bottle first to see if it is too heavy.
Please always patch test any new products. Our products have very concentrated ingredients, so please patch test to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to any of them. This product does not cause purging, so if you experience breakouts or irritation, please discontinue use. There is a Sample/Travel Sized version to try if you are unsure of your ingredient sensitivities.
How to use: Both of the carrier oils used in El Dorado (Avocado and Jojoba) are occlusives, so they should be used near or at the end of your routine. It can be used in place of, before, or after your moisturizer, but to get the maximum benefit of the 10% THDA, it is not recommended to mix it with other oils or moisturizers. If you are using other Holy Snails products, the product layering order would be Snowbang Essence, Shark Sauce, and then El Dorado Oil Serum.
This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most vital and effective anti-aging step in your routine will always be sunscreen. Please note that while this has photoprotective properties, it is not a substitute for proper sunscreen. Please always use ( the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. It does not have any fragrances.
No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.