Holy Snails

Holy Snails El Dorado Vitamin C Serum


Available sizes: 7ml, 30 ml

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.

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tetrahexyldecylascorbate, Prickly Pear Extract, (Ethylhexyl Palmitate & Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract & Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract & Agave Americana Stem Extract & Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract & Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract & Fouqueria Splendens Stem Extract & Larrea Tridentata Extract), Tocopherol

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.

Freshness Guarantee

We are proud to offer this 100% Fresh Quality Guarantee. Stock is received in small batches every month to ensure product freshness. All our products are manufactured within a year (depending on the brand). If you received a product 6 months from expiry, you qualify for up to 50% off!*

If you found we missed a product:

1. Exchange and receive 30% off a new replacement.
2. Get 50% off the product and keep the item without going through exchanges.

Please contact us for instructions to ship, return, or exchange product. When you return the product to us, please include all the original packaging and any accessories. 

Receiving your refund
If you're returning the item through shipping, we'll arrange for a refund. If you return it to our store, you can choose either a refund, credit statement or an exchange. We'll refund your money in the same way you paid for your product. Your money will go back onto the same card. Allow 3-7 working days for the refund to show in your account. 

Credit Statement
We'll give you the equivalent value to your credit statement. If your item was purchased at an offer price, your refund will be based on that promotional price. Any member points earned on a returned item will be deducted from your account. 

*Subject to certain brands
Certain brands do not have a long manufacturing date, in this case we do not have control over how long the manufacture date can be.


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