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Hyped Products - worth it? {Vitamin C}

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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
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]# 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.
May 29, 2020
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saba0102Do you have any ideas about how cost-effective they are?
Jun. 1, 2020·1 like
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RebeccaSuzanne_SaysHi there. Yes, I have price information for both items listed above.
Jun. 1, 2020
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VITAMINS are a must!
I’ve been using vitamin C products for over 3 years and it’s become one of the most beneficial ingredients to incorporate into my routine. I use pure vitamin C oils or serums and have noticed such a big difference in my skins texture and brightness. These are my fav vitamin C products: OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer I started using retinol (vitamin A) about 1.5 years ago and I wish I started in my early 20s! I absolutely love retinol and how well it works for acne prone skin. My blemishes have been SO much more controlled now that I use retinol daily and my skin also looks so much smoother and more even. These are my fav retinol products: THE inkey LIST - Retinol Anti-Aging Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream KNC BEAUTY - All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask Niacinamide (vitamin B3) was the last vitamin I started incorporating into my routine and that was about 8 months ago. Niacinamide has quickly become my fav ingredient to use because of the fact that I saw results so quickly! I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin ever since I started using Niacinamide. My blemishes are all gone, my skin looks smooth and clean, and my skin looks brighter. These are my fav Niacinamide products: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream I’m always on the internet trying to find graphs and charts to help me better understand the products and ingredients I use.
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Skinovations_
Mini guide to Vitamin C 🍋🍊
Vitamin C is one of the very best ingredients you can add to your skincare routine! 🍋Vitamin C in a skin care regimen plays an important role in preventing photoaging and there is decades of research on this beneficial ingredient. As a potent antioxidant, it helps quench free radicals formed by UV radiation. UVA rays are the leading source of damage to collagen, elastin, and other dermal structures, whereas UVB rays (also called the burning ray) contribute to skin burning and skin cancer. 🍋Vitamin C not only helps repair free radical damage, but it brightens the skin and helps fade dark spots, it also stimulates collagen production, improving the skin’s texture and quality. It’s generally safe and gentle, even for sensitive skin without the skin irritating side effects of other actives like Retinol. 🍋Vitamin C products are not all made equal. If not correctly stored, even if they are, it can become unstable rendering it ineffective. Look for stable 10% to 20% L-ascorbic acid. 🍋First-timers, look for products formulated with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which is a stable form of Vitamin C—this form is less irritating to the skin and is generally tolerated by all skin types. Make sure you store any products with vitamin C in a cool and dry place away from any sunlight. Serums keep vitamin C the most stable and have the best delivery system. Creams are good for more sensitive skin because they tend to have more ingredients that decrease irritation.Gel-based formulas can be the most aggravating for a majority of people because of the more alcohol based content they have. 🍋You can use Vitamin C in the morning and in the evening unlike a lot of other skincare ingredients. Ingredients such as vitamin E and ferulic acid help boost a vitamin C serum’s potential, and if you are prone to skin sensitivity, ingredients like niacinamide can help to temper the potent antioxidant. Some great vitamin C products 🍋 SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum CLINIQUE - Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% bliss - Bright Idea Serum Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml GOOD MOLECULES - Vitamin C Booster Powder What’s your favorite vitamin c product?
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Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
✨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!
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FaceBareSkinCare
7 Days with OleHenricksen
7 Days with OleHenricksen
When it comes to anti-aging products, vitamin C serums top every list out there. From fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation to improving firmness, diminishing fine lines, and brighten up your complexion, vitamin C does it all. Not to mention, vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant, which means it shields the skin from environmental radicals like air pollution. The latest serum to jump on the vitamin C love wagon? Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum by Ole Henriksen. More about Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Specifically, this serum uses Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which is a more potent version of traditional Vitamin C. The blend of PHA helps with a gentle exfoliation to lift dry skin cells and make room to newer skin beneath. Finally, the hyaluronic acid is there to seal everything together and make sure your skin has the right barrier to prevent moisture loss. Vitamin C 15% PHAs 5% Hyaluronic acid Banana powder pigments Vegan Cruelty-free Perhaps one of the best aspects of this serum is its consistency and scent. The blend of orange and lemon oils gives it a refreshing scent that will wake you up every morning. Think of this has a very lightweight serum that comes on like a milky water-based serum. Before & After Challenge Did you know that vitamin C skin sensitivity is relatively common? You don’t have to fall under the “sensitive skin” category to have an allergic reaction. Vitamin C-infused products can cause red bumps, itchy skin, and whiteheads. After a lot of trials and errors with vitamin C products, I’m 99.9% sure I fall under the category of people with skin allergic to vitamin C. After seven days, I had mixed feelings about the results. On the one hand, yes, my skin was somewhat brighter, and you can tell a few of my acne scars started fading away. On the other hand, remember my vitamin C sensitivity? Well, this brought that up. My skin went into full-blown redness chaos. I had almost like a rash of tiny whiteheads on my cheeks and jawline. It felts as if I used a powder exfoliator and left it on. I stopped using the serum. I might give it a few weeks before trying again, this time with a slower incorporation timeline approach. For the complete story visit: https://edit.shopgera.com/7-days-with-ole-henriksens-banana-bright-vitamin-c-serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
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geralorentas
Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
I’m obsessed with the Mad Hipp
I’m obsessed with the Mad Hippie C Serum. The brand was nice enough to gift me a replacement of the Vitamin C and the Hydrating Nutrient Mist to try. I find that Vit C can be really tricky for acne prone/sensitive skin, and at the same time it’s highly recommended for lightening pigmentation and as an antioxidant. I really think this serum would work for literally anyone - it’s super lightweight and gentle. As for the mist - we will see! I’m really trying to up my antioxidant game, so let’s see how we go 👀.
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thebeautyhobbyist
Vitamin C Serum
Mad Hippie-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
TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening
TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA After trying Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C serum, I was not really a fan and needed to try something new. I got a sample size when this first came out and was blown away. The glow is real. My skin and most Tatcha products just agree and are best friends. After seeing such good results I bought the 30 ml bottle. It is at a steep $88, but let me tell you, I repurchased 3 times already. This is a vitamin C derivative 20% blend. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has antioxidant properties and has a role in collagen synthesis. So essentially it aids in skin’s natural regeneration process, getting rid of damaged skin cells. It helps brighten the skin General rule of thumb is, the lower the percentage the more gentle, but less potent effect. The higher the percentage (like 20%) the more potent (potentially irritable to the skin), but less stable, that is why products have stabilizing agents or sometimes expire more quickly. That is why it is important to keep them out of light. Packing is very important. After 20% theres not really added extra potency/effectiveness. That said, Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate (2nd top ingredient in Tatcha’s Vitamin C, meaning truly filled with it), is a ascorbic acid derivative produced by binding ascorbic acid to glycerin (HUMECTANT = DEEP MOISTURE). It has a higher permeability (GETS DEEP INTO THE SKIN). Let me tell you, the texture, my skin drinks it up. Its a watery consistency that melts into your skin. It contains fruit AHA’s 10% so this means the acids effectively remove buildup of dead skin cells for radiant skin. And of course Tatcha’s Japanese Angelica root extract, a herbal medicine to aid skin recovery, target dark spots, discoloration and post acne scarring. Which i have noticed a huge difference. I was a pizza head in college and highschool and my skin turnover has been dramatic. I have noticed smoother, radiant skin, improvement in skin tone, texture, and fine lines. I know its a splurge, but its so worth it. I like it more than Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C, which i know is widely popular. But I think this one is better, more gentle yet effective. I would recommend to a friend if they’re looking for a good Vitamin C serum.
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denisendocil
Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
TATCHA-Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
Vitamin C serum
Vitamin C serum
I have been looking for a serum for awhile, until I found this little guy. I have been using this for almost 8 months now and is totally hooked!! My skin was the softest and dewiest it had ever been. Without makeup my face looks great and thanks to the new smoothness, makeup went on so well. I love how this smells - very citrusy and has very slight hints of ginger . The product is heavy and is more like a oil than a serum. Now , because of this I am only giving it a 4 star!! My one recommendation is to apply this at night before bed because your face is left a little sticky. An added bonus to this is when you wake up in the morning, your skin will be baby soft and ready to take on the day!Sweet CHEF - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
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Aiswarya
Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
Sweet CHEF-Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
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