Somavedic has expanded its business from digital pollution-neutralizing frequency therapy devices to topical skin care with its C60 Serum and Balm duo, retailing for $149.
The SKUs are built around antioxidant C60, comprising 60 carbon atoms formed in a configuration resembling a "hollow soccer ball," according to the ingredient's producer.
This naturally occurring molecule reportedly behaves like a "free radical sponge" capable of neutralizing free radicals. Its efficacy is said to be "172 times stronger than vitamin C," according to Somavedic, and can boost cells' energy efficiency, per C60's producer. It also may "provide cellular protection against many toxic environmental factors," again per the ingredient's producer.
In addition to the absorption of free radicals, C60 reportedly inhibits the toxicity of chemical toxicants, resists radiation, prevents ultraviolet damage and prevents heavy metal–induced cell damage.
Controversially, the brand claims that C60 "protects cells and tissue from 5G effects." The overwhelming scientific literature has found no association between 5G signals and adverse human effects.
The journal Nature has reported, for instance, "The review of experimental studies provided no confirmed evidence that low-level MMWs [millimetre waves associated with 5G] are associated with biological effects relevant to human health. Many of the studies reporting effects came from the same research groups and the results have not been independently reproduced."
The formulations also comprise hyaluronic acid, humic acid, fulvic acid and other bioactives to impart glowing skin.
The hydrating C60 Serum reportedly stabilizes the skin’s ideal pH, while the C60 Balm is said to reduce transepidermal water loss and strengthen the skin’s protective lipid barrier. Key ingredients include gold lavender and chemotyped essential oils.
Beyond the topicals, Somavedic also retails a Carbon Elixir C60 supplement featuring the C60 molecule, activated charcoal, humic acid, pine needles, fermented natto and cocoa beans.