DERMATOLOGIST APPROVED SKINCEUTICALS VIT C DUPE
Vitamin C is such a popular ingredient in skincare routines today and for good reason. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight against free radical damage from the sun, increase collagen growth, and evens skin tone. But which one should you pick? Skinceuticals vitamin C has been well studied and formulated into a stable compound with ferulic acid and Vitamin E, the only problem is that it's $166! Over the years many vitamin C products have been launch with varied efficacy. Maelove's antioxidant "The Glow Maker" serum is a great alternative for SkinCeuticals. Like Skinceuticals, Maelove has 15% L ascorbic acid (the most important ingredient), as well as ferulic acid ad Vitamin E. Maelove's serum is stable and very effective. The best part it's only $28! I recommending using your Vitamin C in the morning after cleansing. You get most of your sun damage during the day and therefore would want to have the vitamin C working to fight the sun damage. Results take weeks, I typically say use the product for 4-6 weeks before expecting consistent results. If you tried the product, please let me know your thoughts in the comment! SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
Budget-friendly vitamin c serums
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I used the skin ceuticals Vitamin C holy grail
6 months after I started to take better care of my skin. Here’s some pics non filtered of my routine. 1. I purchased the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum the most recommended from dermatologist and was definitely not sure whether to purchase or no because of its price. Thank god I did 🙏 this is really the holy grail. 2. The OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème this eye cream was gifted to me by cousin over a year ago. I love it. It’s absolutely amazing. 3. Last but no least thanks to Cherie for gifting me absolutely the best eye cream ever used Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Highly recommend these products. The most important is being consistent and using them every morning. 😘
Is it going to be worth the 💸?
I just received this in the mail and I am SO EXCITED! I have heard so many good things about the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum and as I read further about it, the SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF Prevent Serum Antioxidant Treatment seems to be more suited for my oily and acne-prone skin. I will be trying this product and make a review in a month. I hope it is going to be worth the price. 🙃 Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!
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Too much money!
Just finished the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum and LOVED IT but it breaks the bank...wish I could afford $166 every few months for this. I think my plan is I’m going to try a couple other products and see if they are just as good or if I’m going to have to make the sacrifice in the end. So I’m going to try MAELOVE - Glow Makerand see how this Vitamin C works and it only cost $27.95! I heard about this one from@Dr.Tomassianand I am very excited to try this one! I’ll let you guys know if I can see a difference when the bottle is done.
My top 3 products for GLOWY skin ✨
These 3 have been my ritual for hydrated, glowy, happy, healthy skin !!💦☺️💗 It all starts with creating a smooth canvas... BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 This product truly keeps my skin happy. It has evened out my texture, closed comedones while brightening! This formulation is targeted at brightening and its main ingredient is niacinamide follow by some AHAs + BHAs🌼 Then something to brighten dull skin... MAELOVE - Glow Maker My favorite Vitamin C product to date!! You truly notice the difference within days of use and it has lightened up some tough dark spots. I love the watery formula as it allows for a really smooth and luscious application. It features Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid for a boost of hydration. Plus the price can’t be beat 😝 Finally a moisturizer to lock all the magic in... FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya The glow this moisturizer gives you cannot be beat! You will wake up in the morning with your pores seemingly filled and an appearance of really smooth skin. I love wearing this during the day time too for a subtle dewy no make up look. The ingredients I’m excited about are Niacinamide, Sodium Polyglutamate and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid!! Not to mention is smells heavenly 🪴
The best vitamin C serums money can buy in 2020
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best serum of them all? When it comes to serum, your makeup bag (and your wallet) might only have room for one, so how do you choose? If you’re choosing a serum that can brighten your skin, crease out those wrinkles and leave your face feeling moisturized and rehydrated, we’ve got the answer for you – vitamin C serum. Though expensive at first sight (and not all of them are, as you will soon find out), vitamin C gives you the best bang for your buck since they’re vitamin and nutrient packed to shield your skin from aggressive environmental stress.
Is This Really A Dupe?
Is vitamin C just vitamin C or does an extra $18 add quality? SEPHORA COLLECTION - Ultra Glow Serum: Glow + Strengthen Vitamin C Serum This is a good basic Vitamin C serum coming in at $20. It nourishes and moisturizes, but I wouldn’t say it goes over and above, but if you’re looking for a quality reliable serum, this ones it. THE BETTER SKIN CO. - Better Skin Epik C Serum I loved this serum, it says it brightens and tightens, and it definitely does. It’s worth the $38, I’m definitely going to buy it again. After a week of use I saw a visible difference. I think the botanicals in this are what sets it apart from just a vitamin C serum.
THE BETTER SKIN CO.-Better Skin Epik C Serum
Hyaluronic Acid Dupes??
jane iredale - BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum Key Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca (sea lettuce extract that has skin-soothing and antioxidant properties), Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid that allows the skin to more easily absorb the hydrating benefits because it penetrates deeper), and Glycerin (hydrates the skin). Scent: A slight perfume scent Price Point: $52 for 0.57 oz Experience: The directions say to only use this once a day. Since it has BeautyPrep in the name, I prefer using it in the morning since it makes me think of makeup lol. I use it in between essence and serum (if I use another serum in my routine) or moisturizer (if this is the only serum I use). I’ve been used it for a month or so and didn’t see any special effects (more than any other Hyaluronic Acid serum). The serum is lightweight and seamlessly absorbs into my skin and makes it feel hydrated and not sticky. The pump style packaging is very convenient and the glass packaging is very luxe. It’s a nice product, plus I like the added antioxidant properties. . The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Key Ingredients: Next-generation Hyaluronic Acid Polymer (according to their page on Sephora, it’s a cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid that enhances the delivery of HA actives and helps to support water density) and Vitamin B5 (hydrates). Scent: None Price Point: $6.80 for 1 oz Experience: Whenever I use this product, I use it both day and nights. I use it in between essence and serum (if I use another serum in my routine) or moisturizer (if this is the only serum I use). I’ve tried using this with and without essence, without using other serum, and various moisturizers, it is such a picky product. It pills so badly with a good amount of products I’ve tried it with. It also can leave the skin feeling sticky if you use too much. It’s also hard to control the amount of serum that comes out of the dropper because it’s so runny and easily splashed out (even when you don’t squeeze the topper for it to come out, it’s so runny it comes out on it’s own). Once you find the perfect ratio and products to make it work, it’s a nice product and does provide a good amount of hydration. Once I got the perfect routine for this to work, I noticed an improvement in a week! But not sure if it’s honestly worth the hassle of trying it with all these various products to make it work. . Overall: I’m meh about both of these products honestly. I do enjoy the Jane Iredale product, but in no way do I think it’s worth $52. Heck, I don’t even think it’d be worth it on sale for half off (I got it free as a gift with purchase from Ulta). The Ordinary HA serum is very finicky and the packaging is difficult. I would recommend the Good Molecules HA serum over these, but if I had to choose between these two, I would suggest trying the Ordinary one because it’s more affordable and can play around with which products to pair it with to make it work.
jane iredale-BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum
How to Use Vitamin C in Skincare?
Vitamin C is a very popular skincare ingredient for years. It is an essential nutrient which deplete as we age. It is also known as L-ascorbic acid. It is one pf the most important antioxidants within the cell to neutralize free radicals. All skin types need vitamin C. UV radiation or pollutants are two main resources of oxidative stress as the mainly causes aging. Vitamin C is working to stop the chain of that reaction to protect skin from aging. At the same time, it also takes part in skin’s natural regeneration process to repair damaged cells. The benefits of having Vitamin C in your skincare process are: - Anti-aging (as mentioned already) by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and winkles; - Brightening and evens out skin tone and acting like a shield from UV light and free radical damage. - Building collagen in cells - Anti-pigmentation Meanwhile there are also side effects like irritation and probably tingling. Let’s take a look and see what Vitamin C in skincare products. It works well with Ferulic acid, Vitamin E or three of them together. Be aware that it may have negative impact when acting with Retinoids or Benzoyl peroxide. In your skin care process, make sure that you wear SPF after using Vitamin C. Cause it oxidize really fast and you don’t want your skin to look sallow. And since it oxidize really fast, do not use if it is oxidized already in containers. You may also want to store your skincare products that contains vitamin C in a cool dark, dry place o prevent from oxidation. DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum Personally I like to go with a Vitamin C serum. When you choose serums, there are a few point you should be aware of: forms of vitamin C; packaging (oxidation); and concentration. Some product with Hight concentration would have side effects like irritation. In your skincare process, agood rule of thumb is to cleanse, tone, vitamin C serum, and then moisturize.One thing I really love about drunk elephant serum is that It isn’t too potent or harsh. The results were not immediate and you do need to be somewhat patient with. It felt a bit too sticky in the beginning but later on my skin began to love it. And the result is great. This bottle is almost gone and I can see it brightened and evened out my skin tone.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
SKINCEUTICALS: Straight from the LAB🧪
As an American company developed by Chief Medical Advisor and Scientist, Dr. Sheldon R. Pinnell, SkinCeuticals is a reputable brand that has been trusted since the last 1990s.
$103 vs $29: Can this vintage gem be duped?
ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex VS MISSHA - Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule HONEST FEMME FINDS: Estée Lauder’s night serum was the first thing I ever took from my mom’s vanity (apparently similar to how others discovered it) and immediately grew a liking to the formula. The amber bottle never told me what was so great about it but I knew it was something special. After eagerly using up the 30ml in a month, I was excited to repurchase but horrified to find that a 1.7ml bottle would cost $100+. I came to terms with the fact that I just did not have the means to use it daily. At airports, I was that person who waded through the duty free section to use a sample of this serum, leaving my face supple for a red eye flight. I also noticed the patented ingredient, bífida ferment lysate. When I saw recent videos of the many dupes that have come out since Estée Lauder patented the formulation in 2008, I immediately felt compelled to try it. Here are my first impressions. MISSHA - Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule IMPRESSIONS: Wow, it’s way larger of a bottle than I expected, looks super luxurious too! The color looks the same (peachy), consistency upon eye-balling looks identical, and even the smell reminds me of the OG. Wow. On the face, it feels slightly oilier/tackier than I remembered Estée Lauder’s to be but overall it feels similar. Softened my skin immediately. The next morning, after using it as my last step, my skin still felt soft and definitely looks brighter in the mirror. I can’t say for long term effects but so far so good! INGREDIENTS: Second ingredient is bífida ferment lysate (a probiotic that has anti-UV damage properties, helps w/ skin barrier), but also in addition Niacinamide, fermented and fruit extracts with anti-aging properties that the original doesn’t have. PRICE: $29 on Amazon prime vs $103 for the original. Imma stop there. REFLECTIONS: When I was wowed by Estée Lauder’s vintage gem, it was years ago, before I truly started my skincare journey. My skin has improved drastically since I incorporated Vit C, HA, AHA and retinol (even SPF!) into my life and I’m wondering if I’ll feel as in awe by bífida ferment lysate as I once did. I guess I will find out if I really NEED this ingredient in my routine. Updates to come! Cheers to ingredients sounding like congenital conditions🥂
ESTĒE LAUDER-Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
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