Deep to extra deep skin tones
Tone 3 New
What it is: A first-of-its-kind serum with encapsulated Vitamin C, mineral SPF 40, and Niacinamide in a waterless base for brighter skin instantly and over time.
How it works: Breakthrough encapsulation technology maintains the formula’s potency and stability, delivering supercharged actives to brighten, smooth, and protect skin. The water-free base of weightless oils and Allantoin soothes and nourishes. Available in three translucent tones to neutralize white cast with a sheer, glowy finish.
What else you need to know:
Size: 1 fl oz | 30 ml
-Best Sunscreen Serum, Bustle Most Wanted Awards (2022)
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 10% Inactive Ingredients: Squalane, **Ascorbic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C9-12 Alkane, **Niacinamide, Silica Silylate, Methylpropanediol, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, **Allantoin, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin. May Contain (+/-): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
**Included at an active level—i.e., a percentage shown to benefit the skin.
- How do I avoid pilling when applying C Beyond?
1. SHAKE IT UP: Shake C Beyond vigorously for at least 10 seconds before dispensing. The formula contains a high volume of powders suspended in oil so this step is essential for an even application.
2. BE GENTLE: Dispense onto fingertips and/or apply directly onto face, patting lightly and smoothing. DO NOT rub the formula between palms or fingertips before applying—this will cause pilling.
3. ALL SET: Once applied, allow C Beyond to fully absorb into skin without touching or manipulating it further. Wait at least 60 seconds before applying makeup.
4. JUST IN CASE: If your skin is very dry and requires additional moisture, we suggest using an oil-based product prior to applying C Beyond. We recommend a simple oil like Jojoba, Squalane or Meadowfoam Seed, which are all found in the C Beyond formula. These three oils mix well with C Beyond and will provide a boosted layer of moisture underneath C Beyond.
- What shade am I?
C Beyond’s three tones are designed to neutralize the white cast from mineral SPF—not add a tint to your skin—so they’re flexible. Choose the tone closest to your skin tone, or contact us for help. If you’re in between tones, go with the lighter one.
- Does C Beyond provide any coverage?
C Beyond won’t add any coverage. The translucent formula has a small amount of sheer pigment to neutralize the white cast normally seen with mineral SPF. For more coverage, apply it as a base underneath your favorite ILIA complexion product.
- Can I apply C Beyond on top of other skincare products?
Yes. C Beyond can be worn on its own, but you can also apply it after your normal skincare routine. For best results, allow any skincare products to absorb fully before applying C Beyond.
- How much C Beyond should I use?
Use as much as you need to apply a generous, even layer that covers your entire face.
- Why are some of the ingredients encapsulated?
To preserve their potency and stability, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and Non-Nano Zinc Oxide are enclosed in microcapsules that dissolve on contact with skin.
How to Use
For daily sun protection and brighter skin over time
1 SHAKE IT UP
Shake C Beyond vigorously for 10-15 seconds before use. The formula contains a high volume of powders suspended in oil, and must be fully mixed for even application.
2 BE GENTLE
Angle the pump downward and dispense onto fingertips and/or directly onto face, patting lightly and smoothing over skin. DO NOT rub the formula before or after applying—this will cause pilling.
3 ALL SET
Once applied, allow C Beyond to fully absorb into skin. Wait at least 60 seconds before applying makeup. If your skin is more sensitive to vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), we recommend using C Beyond every other day.
4 JUST IN CASE
If your skin needs more moisture, we suggest an oil-based product prior to applying C Beyond—like a singular oil such as plant-based Squalane, which is found in C Beyond. Feel free to experiment with other moisturizers to see what works best for your skin.
A Closer Look
Three encapsulated actives. One supercharged formula to brighten, smooth, and protect in a single step.
- formulated without gluten
Key Active Ingredients
L-Ascorbic Acid (10%)
Pure form of Vitamin C that visibly brightens, firms, and evens skin.
Visibly smooths skin texture, minimizes pores, and refines uneven tone.
Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
Helps safely shield skin from UV rays, blue light, and pollution.
“I love using C Beyond with some True Skin Serum Concealer on top to spot conceal. On the weekends, it’s usually all I apply to ensure there is broad-spectrum, mineral SPF 40 protection and a strong dose of skincare.”
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