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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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Heyy I just got a new regime for my skincare but I’m not so good at layering. Just wondering if there’s anything I shouldn’t use together! Thanks 😊 PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Elizabeth Arden - Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum
Simple Look Friday
Hi Cherie! I hope you’re all having a great Friday!! my favorite look is a “natural” look. I love dewy looking skin, but I don’t like looking like I’m wearing so much makeup! My current go-to look has been quite simple! I wash my face with CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin & then I use I'm from - Rice Toner Once that fully absorbs, I’ll lightly pat The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% over my skin. Finally, I’ll put ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream all over my face & neck. I LOVE this stuff. It hydrates & moisturizes without being too much & it smells amazing!! That’s it for my face. Then I’ll move on to my eyes. I’ll put trèStiQue - Conceal, Cover & Correct Crayon & then use MAYBELLINE - Hyper Easy Waterproof Liquid Liner In Pitch Black in the top corner of my eyes, I do this to highlight the mascara I’ll be adding next. Finally, after curling & brushing out my lashes, I will put MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Mascara Full Fan Effect on my top & bottom lashes. Finally, I will use WINKY LUX - Limited Edition Flower Balm on my lips. This goes on clear but then turns this pretty bright pink color! I love it because it always keeps my lips hydrated! & that’s it! My natural makeup routine! Thanks so much for reading & I hope you guys try out my look! Talk to you soon! 💖💋
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All serums I have emptied and tried in 2020
Many of them I have only had a very short encounter but want to name a few: SHISEIDO - Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate I use this before all other serums. I enjoy the light weight texture and skin barrier strengthening feature. TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA this is a clear serum and absorb right away. Very gentle but potent. Sulwhasoo - Bloomstay Vitalizing Serum beautify package and scent. A bit on the sticky side but not much once on the skin. ESTĒE LAUDER - Free Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Ii Sample With Product Purchase odie but goodie. Can’t imagine one day I will not have it in my routine. I really hope to try the new version of this.
🤦🏻‍♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻‍♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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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]