My Top 3 Vitamin C Products
Vitamin c is a potent antioxidant, which helps to combat free radical damage to collagen, and it inhibits the production of tyrosinase, lessening melanin production to correct dark spots, uneven tone, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. L-ascorbic acid specifically is a mild chemical exfoliant as well, garnering an extra boost to its tone-correcting and dark spot-lightening powers. Here are my favourite vitamin c products: • *GOOD MOLECULES - Vitamin C Booster Powder
Vitamin C in skincare
Vitamin C treatments
Face serums for uneven texture
Vitamin C serums
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‼️Want to sell these products‼️
Hi everyone! I bought all of these ordinary products out of curiosity and excitement by seeing the hype. But now I realized its not for me. Because I started getting rashes all over my faces and hands and thats why I had to see dermatologist. And he told me to use only his medications amd nothing else’s. So I cant use any other products other than his medications. I’m really sad😞 I bought one niacinamide, two hyaluronic acid( Accidentally bought two) and haven’t used any of them yet. And I have the Caffeine Solution which I’ve used multiple times and was also working for my dark circles. But as I said unfortunately I had to stop using it. Prices for each of them:- The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5=$6.80x2 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%=$5.90 The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG=$4 I also have The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionbut Ive already used them and don’t want to sell it but I’m not gonna use it either bc it burnt my face(you can check my previous post) and aslo the The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%(used) This two items will be free if anyone’s interested to try em. Thanks💕
Top 3 Vitamin C Serums of 2020
Many of my patients are looking for the perfect routine to prevent the signs of ageing. Uneven skin tone is one of the first signs to show up and vitamin C is one of the most lauded ingredients to tackle it. It’s a strong antioxidant and also helps to normalize the process of melanin production. However, ascorbic acid, the active form of vitamin C, is notoriously unstable and oxidizes quickly. With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Here are my top picks for vitamin C SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum Yes, the price tag may repel most of you, but this serum is truly the OG. This formula is super stable due to its blend of vitamin E and ferulic acid to help stabilize the 15% vitamin C. Skinceuticals’s own studies also showed that these three ingredients are more than the sum of their parts – this serum has higher antioxidant capacity than if you were using any of the 3 star ingredients alone. That makes it the perfect daytime serum to help augment your sunscreen and prevent free radical damage. This is truly one of my favorite products of all time, due in no small part to both its formula and cosmetic elegance – when I wear this I feel like my skin is glowing from within. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum This was a new discovery for me this year after being gifted by the brand. The innovative formula combines encapsulated L-ascorbic acid with other vitamin C derivatives and plant extracts. It is also stabilized with gold and glutathione. The cosmetic elegance/finish on the skin is glowy without being too shiny. It plays well with other products and, with a price tag of only $20, it’s a great value. This product feels EXPENSIVE! The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% This product is one of my favorite finds for hyperpigmentation this year. It has a super simple formula of only 3 ingredients – the two actives dispersed in propanediol. Using multiple agents that address the different steps of melanin synthesis is ideal for treating or preventing hyperpigmentation. Both ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that produces melanin. Arbutin has the added benefit of putting a brake on the maturation of melanosomes – the cellular vehicles for melanin. It burns a little bit on application but did not irritate my sensitive skin. At $10, it’s a bargain! #cheriepartner
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BEST SERUM FOR A.M & P.M
✨I absolutely love T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum it’s my favorite product from drunk elephant it’s so good. I started using drunk elephant a year ago and I’m absolutely in love with my skin never looked better! Framboos is AHA/BHA night serum that resurfaces congested skin by lifting away dead skin cells to improve skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. T.L.C. Framboos AHA Blend: (G) glycolic plus (T) tartaric, (L) lactic, and (C) citric acids exfoliate built-up dead skin cells, resurfacing dull, uneven skin for a smoother, brighter-, more even-looking complexion. - Salicylic Acid (BHA): Loosens sebum to unclog pores while soothing skin. - Raspberry Fruit Extract: Rehydrates and soothes skin while fighting free-radical damage with antioxidants. ✨Nighttime Routine- TLC Framboos Night Serum, mix smoothie with Lala, A-pass, Marula oil, b- hydra, and my eyes Shaba & C- tango mixed. The texture and lightness of this serum is nice it’s Definitely not sticky like a lot of night serums but I do mix everything into smoothie expect for my eye cream! I also use this as a spot treatment! Framboos will Leave your skin looking brighter in morning and texture will become smooth! ✨Love C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum it’s amazing serum my skin loves Vitamin C this serum, jam packed with a 15% potent antioxidant complex of l-ascorbic and ferulic acids plus vitamin E, helps neutralize pollution, environmental stressors and damaging free radicals while replenishing lipids and visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Uniquely formulated with pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extracts, C-Firma enzymatically dissolves dead surface skin cells for smoother texture.! This serum is incredible! Forever changed my skin! Packed with a powerful antioxidant complex of l-ascorbic and ferulic acids to reveal a more even-looking complexion, C-Firma helps enzymatically dissolve dead skin cells as it intensely hydrates. Photo damage and aging are visibly diminished, replaced by incredible radiance and luminosity. ✨Morning routine- C-Firma day serum mix smoothie cocktail with Protini, A-pass, b-hydra, Marula oil and C- tango for my eyes. C-Firma Retails $80 1 pump a day should last 3 months! Framboos Retails $90 1 pump a day should last 3 months DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Favourite acne scarring fading products?
2 years ago I had successes with COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% to fade mild acne scarring. More recently this year I had a bad breakout (see my profile for pictures) which left me with a lot of scarring, more than I’ve ever had in my life 🥺 so now I’m looking for something a bit stronger. I have tried PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster before my breakout, but I believe this was one of the causes of my breakouts so I’m hesitant to try this again, at least until my skin barrier is fuller recovered. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% works well with my skin but I feel results are slow. Maybe I’m impatient 😅 I have not tried Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Treatment Essence, DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serumor SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil yet due to the nature and stability of vitamin C, I’d like to try 1 product at a time. Have you tried these products? Let me know what results you’ve gotten with these products! Or feel free to share any products not listed here that worked for your skin!
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?
Good Molecules Vitamin C Powder
This is perfect for people who hate their unstable vitamin c serums that constantly oxidize. I feel like I can never use one up before it totally oxidizes and becomes useless. This one has changed that for me! I just add a tiny scoop to a serum or moisturizer to get add in my l-ascorbic for the day. Pros about this- the price is amazing as with all good molecules products. I’ve found it to work well for my skin and it isn’t too strong for my sensitive skin. The jar is giant for the amount you need per day. I see it lasting quite a while. Cons about this- it can be quite gritty when you apply it. If I don’t mix it up well enough, it can mess up my makeup when applied on top. It’s for sure not as easy as a dropper bottle and I’ve lost a few scoops to my clumsiness. Overall I do really like this. I think it takes one worry out of my routine (the day you notice your vitamin c looks a little orange is never a good day). It maybe doesn’t feel as smooth on my skin as a serum but I’ve found really mixing it in to whatever I’m using has helped. I would recommend to anyone because good molecules has done it again!GOOD MOLECULES - Vitamin C Booster Powder
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.
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
how to: VITAMIN C
☀️ products listed DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum super easy to use serum with a high concentration of vitamin c AND hyaluronic acid for double duty ST.TROPEZ - Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum self tan serum with vitamins C and D for bronzing and treating ☀️ what it is Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals (an unstable atom that causes oxidation stress which causes aging). it is SUPER HELPFUL in helping the skin recover and regenerate, leading to brighter, smoother skin. it also promotes collagen and elastin production! ☀️ how to use look for products with ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid, which is Vitamin C’s most stable form. Serums are best for targeted application. Allow to fully absorb into the skin before applying anything over it. You can use it both night and day, but make sure to use SPF with it as is makes the skin sun sensitive. this awesome ingredient can be found in eye creams, toners, and spot treatments but make sure to buy AIRTIGHT and SUNSAFE packaging. Oxygen and sunlight cause Vitamin C to break down and work less.
ST.TROPEZ-Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum
Tired of looking for the perfect vitamin C serum
I have been testing SO many different vitamin C serums. I feel that with one product that has most of my boxes crossed of (for everything I want in the serum) along comes the negative effects. What I’m trying to say, for example, is that I always used to use DE’s C Firma. With C Firma, you get amazing benefits, but it was so sticky and smelled horrible. Enter these two- Olehenrickson’s banana bright serum and Allies of Skin vitamin C serum. The OleHen serum claims to be a powerful age-defying serum with 15% vitamin c, 5% PHA’s, and HA that instantly brightens, visibly firms, plumps skin hydration, and reduces the appearance of dark spots, pores, and wrinkles. The Allies of Skin serum claims to be the worlds first waterless 35% vitamin C serum supercharged with an antioxidant complex of superoxide dismutase + glutathione for intense brightening, repair, and collagen building. With the OleHenrickson’s serum, you get a beautiful creamy texture and a gorgeous fresh citrus scent. The serum itself has PHA’s in it, which aren’t as heavily used in skincare as the typical AHA and BHA’s. SO that really sets the serum apart from the harsher vitamin c’s on the market right now. PHA’s tend to be hydrating and gentle. This serum’s downfall is the inability to play well with others in my skincare routine. It typically pills if I try to layer other products on top. Another downfall is that it takes a really long time to see any results, if you notice a difference at all. But, it is a pleasant serum to use for hydrating the skin. I wouldn’t rush out to buy it, though, because it is a bit pricey. I have been using the AOS 35% vitamin C collagen rebuilding serum for almost 6 months. It is hands down the best vitamin C serum I have ever used. It checks every single box for me with the ONLY negative being the price. But when you realize how jam-packed it is with results-driven and science proven ingredients, you can agree that it’s justified. This serum has more of a dry-oil type texture, with zero scent nor color. I love how easily this silky serum spreads onto the skin and absorbs. It leaves such a dewy glow and makes your skin so soft. I thought I was crazy, but I started to take progress pictures while using this.. it significantly lightened my PIH within ONE WEEK. Those are midblowing results. I highly recommend this serum. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Allies of Skin - VITAMIN C 35% COLLAGEN REBUILDING SERUM
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
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.
The Ordinary-Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Sweetchef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
Lets talk about everyone’s brightening bff Vitamin C serum !!! 🍊✨ - I haven’t really tried that many vitamin c serums because after I tried the Mario Badescu one (its trash dont recommend) and had the most awful reaction ever I was basically much scarred from ever using one again. Also a lot of vit c serums are pretty darn pricy and I haven’t gotten myself to actually go out and treat myself to a good one. I picked the Ginger + Vitamin C Serum shot by @sweetchefskin (glow recipes sister brand hi ily) from Target and have been using it consistently in the am for a few weeks - This serum is only $20 which really isn’t bad for a face serum and I have really been enjoying it so far! The serums texture feels a bit tacky at first but it absorbed into my skin so well and it was easy to layer on all my other products. The smell is super subtle/refreshing and not overpowering whatsoever. There wasn’t really any immediate results which I didn’t expect but overtime it has helped with some hyperpigmentation and evening out my skin. My only big downside would have to be the dropper. It was sort of a pain to work with/ product for out, but it wasn’t that big of a deal for me. I wouldn’t say this serum is anything intense so it’s definitely a good vitamin c serum for beginners that wont break the bank! - What are your holy grail Vitamin C serums? I need to try some new ones out 🧡
Vitamin C Works Wonders for Skin 🧡🍊
I incorporate Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum into my AM smoothies nearly everyday. My favorite AM smoothie consists of 1-2 pumps of Protini, a pump of B-Hydra, a pump of C-Firma, & a pump of D-Bronzi. I top it off with Umbra Tinte & C-Tango for the eyes! ☀️ C-Firma is jam packed with antioxidants & beneficial acids to promote firmer & brighter skin. My skin used to be so uneven due to hyperpigmentation - now my skin is brighter, more radiant & even. This serum has also worked wonders when it comes to diminishing the appearance of any sun spots or scarring that I had from picking my face back in the day. 🧡 If I had to absolutely nitpick something about the product, I guess my only “complaint” would be the smell. But I’ve tried other vitamin C serums / products, and unless it is artificially fragranced, they all smell “bad”. The smell doesn’t personally bother me at all; it is mild and doesn’t linger. This serum is on the pricey side; it retails for $80 at Sephora or directly on Drunk Elephant’s site but I believe that skincare should be an investment - makeup only looks as good as what’s underneath. 🧡 DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
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