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Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype | Cherie
Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype | Cherie
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Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype

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FaceBareSkinCare
✨I have sensitive combination skin that is acne prone. My skin concerns mainly revolve around acne and preventing breakouts when I can. I use Vitamin C to help protect my skin during the day and to help get rid of marks left over from acne. I love it as an ingredient and highly recommend trying it out but be careful when purchasing- not all are what they seem to be cracked up to be. 🍊 C-Firma by Drunk Elephant. The holy grail of NO for me when it comes to Vitamin C serums. But why do I hate this HIGHLY loved and hyped product? 🐘 First of all, this formula oxidizes at a highly fast rate, meaning the product becomes less and less effective faster. Secondly, the price of this for 1 oz is $80 which is actually outrageous and basically highway robbery. Thirdly, this product feels sticky once applied on the face, even when mixed and layered with other products which I cannot stand and it smells smokey like meat. BLEH. If you want something that maybe works for 3 months and are ok with having a sticky face and smelling smokey, then sure but this is not it for me. 🍍 Pineapple-C Brightening Serum by Glow Recipe. I decided to purchase it because it’s a clean brand and I was seeing it all over Instagram. Although I’ve seen some friends have success with this, this again isn’t a win for me. This is $49 for 1 oz which is way better than the previously mentioned serum. It has Vitamin C and AHAs with Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and pineapple juice to brighten skin. I wanted to like this so badly because of the lovely smell, ingredients and adorable glass packaging, but at the end of the day, this didn’t give me the results I was looking for. 🍊C15 by Paula’s Choice. Honestly I’m not sure how I feel about this one. It’s $49 as well but for .67 oz and I adore this brand but this has a shelf life of 3 months. Maybe that’s just the honestly of this brand vs Drunk Elephant but that’s a lot of product to get through in just 3 months! I want to try it again in the future. This also has Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid and this brand has yet to let me down but this expired too quickly for me personally so it’s on here too. If it’s that price point I want amazing results or a long shelf life. ☀️Although the above products didn’t work for me, they did lead me to discovering some serums that do. That list includes Very Cherry Bright by Farmacy and the Rose + Glow Vitamin C oil by Leah Skin which is my favorite. Another one I’m looking forward to trying is the Vitamin C by Allies of Skin. Ultimately, it’s about being patient and finding what works best for you!
Jun. 29
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DebsindcThe body shop has an amazing vitamin c line. Their vitamin c face spray is THE secret to my glow
Jul. 12·14 likes
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Audrey3545I’m going to check it out thanks!
Oct. 4
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Hyped Products - worth it?  {Vitamin C}
Hyped Products - worth it? {Vitamin C}
Who else is guilty of falling for product hype? Asking for a friend… Okay, we’ve all been there. While I can think of quite a few examples of hyped products, today I’m going to discuss 2 popular vitamin C products. The first is the #OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[products]#[ThreeStars] and the second is THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml . The Ole Henriksen serum has been hyped in the beauty community for years, while The Inkey List is newer to the market and has attractively low prices overall. The Ole Henriksen truth serum is marketed towards all skin types, and claims to brighten, fight aging, and nourish the skin. It contains “true-C complex”, collagen, orange, green tea extract, and aloe. I was unable to find the specific percentage of vitamin C in this serum. This serum smells like orange juice, leaves my face feeling a bit sticky, and does not add much nourishment to my skin. Because I have dry skin, I usually apply another serum on top to add more moisture. The serum does add some brightness to my face when used regularly. This serum does not irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I’m personally not a fan of the heavy added fragrance and lack of transparency with vitamin C percentage. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. The Inkey List Vitamin C is listed as a cream, but once you read the information, it is supposed to be used in place of or combined with a serum and then followed up with moisturizer. It contains 30% L-Ascorbic acid and is marketed towards all skin types. An important call-out is that it also contains dimethicone. This does have a creamy texture that is easy to spread. It feels nice on my skin for a second….until the sting comes through. Unfortunately, this product is too strong and irritating for my dry skin. I don’t mind the soft silicone feel, but I do mind the sting. The Inkey List suggests combining with their hyaluronic acid serum. I did previously own (and finished) that serum, so I tried the combination a few times; however, it still stung. I’ve set it aside to try again in the summer, but as of right now I can’t recommend it for dry skin. I was unable to use long enough to determine if it brightened my skin. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. Prices: Ole Henriksen: $24 for 0.5oz, $50 for 1oz. The Inkey List: $9.99 for 1oz. Availability: Both products are available at Sephora and other online retailers.
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Vitamin C Serum 30ml
THE inkey LIST-Vitamin C Serum 30ml
The most cost efficient chemical exfoliant✨
The most cost efficient chemical exfoliant✨
The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The most effective and cost efficient chemical exfoliant ever produced! One of the Ordinary’s greatest product. Lactic acid is a great chemical exfoliant and is used to treat textured skin, dullness and uneven texture. I have been using this product for approximately 5 months and it has significantly overpowered any physical exfoliant out there. Perfect for all skin types from dry to normal. —————————————— How to use? Lactic acid is extremely acidic and can be harmful if used at the wrong time, with the wrong products or too often. Additionally, exfoliating too much can lead to dryness, peeling and/cracks. Thus, it is important to only use lactic acid 1-2 times per week. Lactic acid also cannot be used with certain types of vitamin C’s and niacinamides, as a result, do your research with each product before applying to the skin. Furthermore, lactic acid is the most effective during the night as skin cells replenish the most during the nighttime. Lastly, it is important to build a tolerance for lactic acid, start with a low percentage and build your tolerance. Skin routine including lactic acid can be as following: rinse face cleanse tone apply drops of lactic acid moisturize —————————————— Recommend 80% Throughout my experience, I would recommend lactic acid to anyone who is looking to exfoliate the skin. This product is also tremendous for dry to normal to oily skin. However, it may not be the best chemical exfoliant for sensitive skin types or people who suffer from eczema. Most importantly, in order to use this product, one must do extensive research to know how to use it and how to implement it in your skin regimen. If not used properly it can cause serious damage to the skin due to its extreme acidic concentration.
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tenii
Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Good essence
Good essence
I have been using this essence for about a year now and it is amazing. It is light and it absorbs well. This essence does not leave a sticky oil. pixi - Rose Caviar Essence this essence does have fragrance in it so if that bothers you, I don’t recommend this for you. After using it for 3 months most of my acne scars were gone. Your skin glows and feels supple. When you apply this essence it leaves your skin smooth and leaves a glow. This essence has capsule of oil in it that moisturize the skin. 🤩 Pros • hydration • moisturizing • Brightening ( not whitening ) 😠 Con • fragrance • essential oils
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Abdi
Rose Caviar Essence
pixi-Rose Caviar Essence
“ SKIN CEUTICALS C E FERULIC “
“ SKIN CEUTICALS C E FERULIC “ $210 AUD (ouch😩) ✨ Finally finished up this beauty and thought it deserved a pretty picture and a review ✨🧡 Firstly I was nervous to spend this much money on one product not knowing if it would work for me. I decided to do it after hearing so many amazing reviews and I’m glad I did! 🤩 This has seriously been a game changer for my skin, it has really brightened my overall complexion and evened out my skin tone < something I have struggled with for so long. It also definitely has helped fade some old acne scares that I had from years ago! Amen 🙏🏼 It leaves my skin super super soft which I didn’t expect but I’m not complaining! 🙌🏼 I didn’t use this every single morning because sometimes I like to let my skin breathe and use no actives and my skin would still be brighter and glowey so it’s not just a product that works when you put it on 🙌🏼It’s also super hydrating at the same time and doesn’t dry my skin out at all! I did find after some time the colour changed from a clearer colour to a more orangey/ yellow colour but I didn’t find it changed the effectiveness. It can also have a funky smell that I’ll occasionally notice when I’m wearing it but it’s definitely bearable and so worth it 👌🏽 If you’ve been eyeing off this serum for awhile I say go for it if you can! 🙌🏼 your skin will thank you for it! ☺️ I will definitely repurchase soon! My skin is going to miss it ✨
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Glowingskin_kristy
C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
SKINCEUTICALS-C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
Kylie Skin Vitamin C
Kylie Skin Vitamin C
The Kylie Skin Vitamin C serum ended up being a total surprise to me. This vitamin c is targeted for all skin types, and I think that holds true with how the product feels and performs. It is meant to brighten and improve the appearance of dull skin. It also contains antioxidants which work to help vitamin c work. The texture is a light cream/gel which feels light on the skin and sinks in quickly. It is not a very runny product which I like as many vitamin c products can be a bit oily. The form of vitamin c used in this product is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. This form of vitamin c is stable, but less effective than other forms of vitamin c. As a result, it is not as harsh and can be used on sensitive skin (which I can attest to as my skin is rather sensitive). I have been using this AM only every morning for about 2 months now and have been pleased with the results. I think my skin looks brighter overall, and think it has helped fade some acne marks in conjunction with a few other products. I decided to try this because I saw it in Ulta and was in need of a new vitamin c. I was really pleasantly surprised, especially considering a lot of the backlash that Kylie Skin received at its launch. The cream is hydrating and non drying. It isn’t very strong. It didn’t cause any breakouts for me. The ingredients list is quite short and there doesn’t seem to be a ton of unnecessary ingredients in this which I think is why it works well for my finicky skin. There is also no additional fragrance added to this product so it does smell a bit stinky (as do all unscented vitamin c products). I would recommend this to anyone looking for a mild form of vitamin c that works and is still gentle. If you are looking for a strong vitamin c product, this probably is not for you. This retails for $28USD for 20ml which is on okay value to me. I would rather prefer this to be the same price for 30ml but it’s not terrible in my opinion. KYLIE COSMETICS - Vitamin C Serum
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soskintriguing
Vitamin C Serum
KYLIE COSMETICS-Vitamin C Serum
I really wanted to love this
I really wanted to love this
The Violet-C serum from Tatcha claims to help brighten skin and improve skin discoloration with its combination of 20% vitamin C and 10% AHA. It is a very watery serum so be careful pumping it out. I like that one pump is enough for my face and neck area. It feels nice on even if it’s a tad sticky when it dries but I mainly use it at night and layer with a moisturizer or sleeping mask. I think it helps keep my skin hydrated but I haven’t seen any improvement with my skin discoloration or any brightening of my skin tone. I also noticed a few tiny pimples but I can’t say they are from tatcha as I’m using a few other skincare products. Either way its a really expensive serum at $88 and I wanted to love it since I got it from Cherie as a gift; but it’s just ok for me and that doesn’t cut it for the price point. May just not be made for my skin type but I’ve had better luck with other products at both the same and lower prices. TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
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Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
TATCHA-Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
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