This is the newspaper article about cell biologist Lorraine Meisner that motivated me to buy my first bottle of vitamin C serum. I was impressed by the science behind her product and intrigued by the last sentence: "She hopes that eventually it can be mass-produced in squirt bottles so children can enjoy the sun without having to pay a heavy price decades later, not just in wrinkled, splotchy skin, but in skin cancer."
Although topical vitamin C has not (yet?) been rigorously tested for skin cancer prevention, there are plenty of studies showing that it improves the appearance of "photoaging" (premature skin aging caused by excessive sun exposure).
Cellex-C, the product line developed by Dr. Meisner, is too expensive for most of us, especially if you want to use it on places other than your face (like your arms, legs, and other sun-exposed areas). Mixing your own with our pre-measured powders gives you a serum with the same active ingredients in the same concentrations.
A new wrinkle in skin care. Almost by accident, UW cell biologist creates cream to smooth ravages of time. (March 5, 2000) Wisconsin State Journal. http://cellex-cuk.co.uk/end_user/science/daybreak1.html