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Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums

Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums. If you’re looking to turn your dull skin more radiant and bright, while helping fade dark spots, these kinds of serums are probably for you. There are many on the market that claim to have great, wonder-working properties for your skin, but they can vary tremendously by price point. We’ll start with The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
At about $13, this serum claims to brightening the skin tone and reduce signs of aging. It comes in a dropper style bottle that is UV protected and a few drops can be used twice a day. It is alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. The TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
is a whopping $88 and claims to soften, smooth, and brighten skin for a more even skin tone. This serum contains 20% Vitamin C, 10% AHAs, Japanese Beautyberry, and Japanese Angelic Root. It comes in a pump style bottle and 1-2 pumps can be used in the evening. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free. Now that you know the specifics, let’s get into the biggest difference: PRICE! There is a $75 price difference between the two products which is insane. The ultimate question then becomes; does the price make a difference in the product? In my humble opinion, both are beautiful products that do the jobs that they claim. I love the TATCHA one and reach for it when I am having an especially bad skin day, but once the bottle is done, I will not be repurchasing simply because it is way too expensive for me. I will go back to my Ordinary one. It does the job perfectly. Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for luxury, go for TATCHA. But remember they both do essentially the same thing. The Ordinary gives your skin what it needs without breaking the bank.
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Dat skin care doe!
Last year (around late August) I was leaving for my first international trip! When I was to be there I was to start my period. Hormonal acne and dark circles has been a constant in my life. I was ready for a change. I’ve been taking pics throughout the journey and I am loving skin care life for once. What use to be a pain to do, is something I now whole heartily love. The pictures are from the start, 6 months, and last pic a full year from August. For some background, I’m oily, acne prone skin type with skin (when I was younger) that did not like to be tamed. I also have always had dark circles since I was a kid. I also now work nights so got to fight against that factor as well. All three pictures are taken when the hormonal acne was acting out. I’m constantly trying to tweak here and there to fit what is best for me. Granted, I guess that’s why they call it a journey! Morning routine: Rodan and Fields Spotless Acne Daily Face wash (I believe they are the original drs that came up with Proactive) THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% L’Oréal hyaluronic acid serum OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer TATCHA - The Water Cream Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Night routine includes the above as well as: Rodan and Fields Spotless second portion of the the Spotless line LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Every other day/when needed: GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment Mask SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil Who knows, maybe this will help someone! Are you doing/using something you are loving too? Spread the knowledge and the love 😎
Abscorbyl Glucoside and Niacinamide HELP
Hi! I've finally gotten my skin clear of hormonal acne (I've struggled with PCOS since 16) and right now I'm trying to get rid of a couple of hyperpigmentation spots and blackheads on my nose. My current routine is: AM: Wash with water and add colorescience - Sunforgettable Daily UV Protector SPF 30 PM: 1)Take of makeup with CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (I'm actually looking for a better product, so if you have a good recommendation for oily/ sensitive skin please let me know) 2)Wash with Aveeno - Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser (has Salicylic Acid) 3)Add The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 4)Moisturize with DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (I know they suck as a company but I've tried EVERY moisturizer I can think of and they leave my skinf oily) However I would like to add these two products to my routine: The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA[] , which I've heard can translate into hydroquinone (I've tried the actual hydroquinone and it actually made a couple of my spots darker) The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%[] which I've heard is the gentlest vitamin C serum there is, but I've researched everywhere and I'm confused: TO web chart says that Abscorbyl Glucoside can be paired with Niacinamide 10% BUT everywhere else says that I shouldn't mix TO vitamin C and their derivatives with their Niacinamide. Does anyone know if this is an exception? Thanks so much for your help! ❤️
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Happy with how my skin is coming back to life
Nighttime routine 🌙💫 TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA I was looking for vitamin c for hyperpigmentation. Love this product. Pricey yes, but my skin has improved so much!! CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser Feels nice on my skin after washing. I did notice it has alcohol so that’s why I’m giving it 4 stars. Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer Love how nice and fresh my skin feels after this. However I think it has a lot of perfume and alcohol. OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream This reallllly killed my skin. I was struggling with what appeared to be hormonal breakout and dermatologist recommended this. I used it for about 3 months, waiting for the purge to come to an end and nothing. Left me with terrible acne, worse than what I had started with and lots of hyperpigmentation and irritation. I think this is the worst my skin has ever looked. Neutrogena - Alcohol Free Toner Solid toner. Doesn’t irritate my skin and leaves it feeling clean and fresh .
Need help to get clear skin for combination skin
Hi Cherie friends, I’ve been going through many posts in this community. They are very helpful. I’m 28 & from past 4 years I’m facing lot of issues with my skin acne , redness, breakouts, dullness, uneven skin tone. I recently started following morning & evening skin care routine since 2 months . I’m new to the skin care regime. I have lot of concerns with the break outs , redness , wrinkles , lines on forehead , dark circles , puffy eyes & red bumps on my forehead & all over. I badly need your help to clear out the acne , pores on my skin & reduce the wrinkles. Currently I’m using CLEANSERS: TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser  ORIGINS - Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash  TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser EXFOLIATERS: TATCHA - The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder ORIGINS - GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser TONER: ORIGINS - Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion Dabur - Gulabari Rose Water SERUMS: TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Duo PATANJALI - Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel SUNDOWN - Sundown Vitamin E SUNSCREEN: Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 MOISTURIZER: TATCHA - The Water Cream LANEIGE - Water Bank Moisture Cream LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask MASKS ON ALTERNATE WEEKENDS : SEPHORA COLLECTION - Face Mask Rose Moisturizing GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment Mask MY MORNING ROUTINE - any of the cleansers - exfoliater (twice a week) - toner - serum ( sometimes any of the 2 ) - sunscreen - moisturizer Night routine is almost same but without sunscreen Masks on Alternate weekends. Please advice !
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Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C

Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C As you all know by now one of my favorite brands is Hungarian spa brand Omorovicza. The brand just launched a vitamin c serum. Daily Vitamin C is one luxurious way to get your daily dose of vitamin c in Omorovicza always delivers with the most luxurious packaging. The serum has a milky fluid texture with the most delicious orange scent. It was an absolute pleasure to use. This serum uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate a very stable form of vitamin c. The derivatives are gentler on the skin while still providing the spectacular benefits of vitamin c like brightening, antioxidant protection and stimulating collagen production which helps with lines & wrinkles I used this at night for anti-aging versus antioxidant day protection. This is a great serum for anyone who loves a derivative vitamin c (there are many who cannot tolerate ascorbic acid) or wants an extra collagen building boost at night. Daily Vitamin C also has the magical Hungarian thermal waters which my skin loves, watercress, zinc & niacinamide for reducing pigmentation, kiwiberry for added antioxidant protection and hyaluronic acid. It’s another win by Omorovicza
Daily Vitamin C Serum
Omorovicza-Daily Vitamin C Serum
An eye serum worth researching
An eye serum worth researching
This serum works to reduce the look of both static and dynamic wrinkles. I add a drop under each eye and bring upwards towards the crows feet area. It targets wrinkles by moisturizing with hyaluronic acid. When you first put it on it feels sticky but is quickly absorbed into my skin so it doesn’t leave a residue. Although I use this to prevent wrinkles, I feel like my eyes are a lot brighter and less dull. I love the bottle it comes in and how it’s not really a common product. I highly recommend adding this to your skincare routine. And a plus, it’s super cheap!! 5/5 ✨
Matrixyl* 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Matrixyl* 10% + HA
It’s no secret, that I’m a hug
It’s no secret, that I’m a huge deciem fan. But even I don’t love every single one of their products. Case in point: The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone just isn’t for me. It’s a pretty straight forward product: it contains three different forms of silicone and 30 % ascorbic acid. I’ve used all kinds of different forms and different strengths of vitamin C, including NIOD’s ELAN (which is 30% of ethyl ascorbic acid), my favorite so far. It’s a bit expensive though, so I wanted to try a cheaper alternative. Unfortunately I couldn’t even use the 30% suspension long enough to see if it had any brightening effects on my skin, because it tingled/burned so much. My skin isn’t exactly sensitive and I’ve used all kinds of acids, but the sensation was just too uncomfortable. If you have super tough skin and want to try something affordable to brighten it, you might be able to use it. Otherwise you should probably skip this one.
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
Inexpensive Vitamin C But Not My Favourite
Inexpensive Vitamin C But Not My Favourite
The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary have so many Vitamin C products that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which one is best for you. Fortunately on the deciem website they have a whole page dedicated to helping you decide. I highly suggest checking that out. (It can be found on deciem.com under any Vitamin C page. Just follow the link they provide). As we all know, Vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant. It helps brighten skin tone and reduce dark spots and signs of aging. This specific product is water-free and silicone-free. It contains 23% L-Ascorbic acid powder. Because of this, the consistency isn’t a serum or a cream, or an oil. It’s sort of a dry oil but looks like a cream? All of the above mixed together? I don’t know how best to explain it lol. It feels gritty on the skin due to the powder, and because there’s no silicone in it you feel that grittiness more. They offer Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone if you want a smoother feel. However, keep in mind that whole silicone will get rid of the gritty feel, the vitamin C efficiency is decreased. This formula does sting/tingle on contact if you’re not used to the product. It’s not irritating to the skin unless you apply it to broken skin. I think to avoid the stinging sensation you could mix this your face cream. The two main ingredients in this product are Ascorbic acid and Squalane. The HA spheres refers to sodium hyaluronate I believe, which is a form of hyaluronic acid. This helps boost skin’s moisture. While this isn’t my favourite vitamin C product, it’s not my least favourite either. I don’t find I reach for this as often as others due to the gritty texture. I appreciate that it does have a stable vitamin C with a high exposure/efficiency, but it does sting if not used regularly, and does take longer to absorb compared to other vitamin C products. It takes about 10-20 seconds for full absorption. I also found this quite greasy feeling. Another plus, it’s cheap: $5.80 CAD from Sephora. I gave this 3/5 stars because I don’t love the texture of it or the tingling sensation. However, this may be the right vitamin C product for you. It’s worth trying due to the price alone and the fact that it contains L-Ascorbic acid powder in such a stable formulation. I also dislike the grittiness of the powder as it felt like it was scratching my skin.
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface. Niacinamide also reduces the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve skin’s barrier (its first line of defense), plus it also plays a role in helping skin to repair signs of past damage. Left unchecked, this type of daily assault makes skin appear older, dull, and less radiant.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Truth serum is one of those cu
Truth serum is one of those cult products everyone raves about so I had to try it. After going through the travel size, I went out and bought the full size. Clearly I enjoyed it enough to repurchase. It’s a watery gel-like formula with a slight citrusy scent. This lightweight vitamin c serum also comes with great packaging that keeps it from oxidizing and helps retain its potency. It’s meant to help fade dark spots, plump skin, brighten, add hydration, and leave you with glowing skin. The truth serum is a nice product but it hasn’t helped much with dark spots. That being said, it does plump and brighten my skin and makes it GLOW. Initially, I used this alongside caudalie’s vinoperfect serum and saw an improvement on dark spots, but it doesn’t do anything for me on its own. I still enjoy this product for its other benefits but I think I’ll give another vitamin c product a try. I’d say it worth checking out even with the price because a little goes a long way. P.s. just checked the price and I’m pretty sure it’s gone up since I bought mine 🤔 #OLEHENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[goods]#[FourStars]