Best vitamin C serum!
This new launch from OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
May 11, 2020
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Got my new YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum the other day and just in time- my OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum just finished. So far I’m LOVING YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum I think moreso than the OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum . I like the formula of the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum more and the iverall experience. It has a ginger scent in it which is highly invigorating, so great for my mornings. I love the watery texture it comes in and love the caffeine in it too. Caffeine is known to be great for de-puffing and overall smoothing and skin-texture improving, and I love my first impressions of the depuffing/decongestion with the caffeine. Totally feel like this was made for my mornings. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum has a creamier formula, which I dont prefer, but it does smooth out to a flawless, non-tacky finish. The banana bright formula has a banana powder that instantly brightens the skin, but its like coloured skincare rather than longterm skincare. It does work, but its not long lasting. I do really love that formula in eye cream though 😍 my eyes can always use a wake up call. All in all I think I’m definitely gonna like the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum more!
Current morning & night routine ☀️🌙
Hey beauties! I wanted to share my current skin routine for morning & night, since I've updated it with some new products that I'm enjoying and it's been working for me. Hope it works for you too! :) ☀️Morning: 1. I typically don't wash my face since all I did was sleep and I do this routine pretty soon after I wake up. So the first step is really to use almost a whole pump of OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum on my whole face 2. Then I use about a dime sized amount of myKiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream 3. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom goes on my lips - I prefer either fig, birthday, berry or coconut 4. Volia! That's easy :) 🌙Evening: 1. Cleanse my face in the shower using a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser 2. After my shower, I sometimes use my facial roller (it's SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Rollerand Idk what to rate it as since it's the only one I have) 3. Next is the serum - depending on what's the issue; if it's acne:Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, redness and/or irritation: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum, or just feels ok / needs a little something to smooth out or be more hydrated: TATCHA - The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment 4. If I want to use an eye cream, I go with the Ole Henriksen banana bright eye creme from this set: OLE HENRIKSEN - Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set it's a half size one and the set is only $40 5. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom again because it's hydrating enough for me (yes my lips do get dry since they're a little chapped when I wake up, but I don't think I necessarily need a lip mask) 6. Of course, the last step is a facial spray, and it's always my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spraybc I can't live without it. In case you're curious, the total price for my routine is $363!! (that includes all the products I mentioned) 🤯
A Supercharged Vitamin C Serum!
Dime Beauty Company Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid Prior to trying Dime Beauty Company’s Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid, I had been faithfully using Skinceuticals cult classic CE Ferulic and I was quite happy with it because I didn’t know any better! Then, I won a gift certificate to Dime Beauty in an Instagram giveaway and I chose to try Dime’s Vitamine C, B, E + Ferulic Acid and I am forever a convert. Let me tell you why… Both products offer some of the same benefits: Ferulic Acid: This is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that cause premature aging. It also stabilizes Vitamin C (so it’s important that, if you are getting a Vitamin C Serum, that you get one that has Ferulic Acid) and enhances the nourishing benefits of Vitamin E. Vitamin E: Restores hydration by nourishing the lipid barrier and preventing the evaporation of existing moisture, known as Trans-Epidermal Water Loss. It also acts as an antioxidant. The texture of this product, similar to Skinceuticals FE Ferulic and many serums like this, is a clear watery liquid. There is also no fragrance or scent to speak of, which is always great when it comes to skincare products, in my opinion! Now, let’s talk the differences between the two products. First of all, the Vitamin C itself, the most important part! Skinceuticals offers 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C in its most efficacious form. Dime Beauty’s product, on the other hand, offers 20% L-Ascorbic Acid - so you’re getting more bang of this antioxidant ingredient - already an improvement! Then, there is the addition of Vitamin B - two forms of it - that isn’t included in Skinceuticals CE Ferulic! Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Niacinamide is an ingredient being used in a lot of skincare products these days and for good reason! It’s a workhorse! It improves the appearance of enlarged pores, brightens dull skin, defends against environmental toxins and UV rays, increases the production of ceramindes, improves redness and blotchiness of skin, regulates facial oil flow, helps prevent hyperpigmentation and minimizes lines and wrinkles! Phew! Vitamin B5: This is a humectant, a natural hydrator that stabilizes skin’s barrier function which results in an increase in the amount of water your skin holds onto. Finally, there’s the price! Skinceuticals CE Ferulic clocks in at the whopping $166 for 30mL - definitely not a price to take lightly. However, the Dime Beauty Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid - which boasts an additional 5% Vitamin C as well as two forms of Vitamin B that is not included in the Skinceuticals product - comes in at $28 for 30mL. Given the additional Vitamin C percentage, the addition of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and Vitamin B5 as well as the SIGNIFICANT price difference, I will continue to purchase Dime Beauty company’s Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid moving forward and would recommend others do so, as well! No need to spend all that additional money to get an inferior product, in my humble opinion!
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 👀.
Mad Hippie-Vitamin C Serum
Favorite Gentle Serum
This is the Physicians Formula Hydrating Booster Shot serum! It was 13.49 at Ulta. It is definitely my favorite serum because it has niacinimide as the third ingredient (after glycerin), has no essential oils (so irritating and unnecessary), and has never irritated my skin. You need a very small amount of serum for the entire face and it leaves a nice hydrated, sunk in feel. No tackiness or pilling! Such a nice product for all skin types, including sensitive skin. I plan on repurchasing💜💜💜
Oil Control Skincare
The PURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence is a great product to incorporate into your skincare routine for oil control. I was gifted this product by the brand a few months ago. This essence is made up of vitamins, amino acids, yeast peptides and 5% niacinamide to balance the skin, control oil, and obtain clear and resilient skin. I incorporated this essence into my routine a few months ago and I have seen a difference in the oiliness that began around my t-zone. I definitely find that this essence is providing the hydration that my dehydrated skin needs while also balancing it. This product is worth the time to apply before my other skincare steps because it makes a difference over time. It has a watery texture that sinks into the skin easily. It’s super lightweight and layers well under other skincare products. I find that the quality is great for the price and the clean ingredients. I would definitely recommend this product if you find that your skin is not balanced and needs some TLC. I’d rate this product a 4/5 stars.#PURITO - Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence[products]#[FourStars]
PURITO-Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence
Sea Kelp Soothing Serum
This serum does it all. I cannot stop raving about it. I have already used up an entire bottle and I’m on bottle number 2! While it states that it is a skin barrier repairing and pollution fighting serum, I also find it does more than that. The natural green hue that comes from the sea kelp and malachite minerals offers redness relief so quickly you can watch it happen before your eyes. I have tried this serum in so many different ways; mixed with other serums, layered before the rest of my routine, after my routine, and even just in the middle of the day when I need some cooling relief. It is a light weight serum with a medium consistency that absorbs like a dream and mixes well with both serums and moisturizers. This serum is truly wonderful and at an amazing price point just under 10 dollars! It is limited edition but I certainly hope that The Inkey List decides to keep it as part of their permanent line. I would recommend this to anyone who uses actives to soothe and build up their barrier. But I would also recommend it to anyone as it is an affordable serum to incorporate into your AM and PM routines THE inkey LIST - Sea Kelp Serum
THE inkey LIST-Sea Kelp Serum
Vitamin C Rock Star ⭐️
OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Ole Henriksen newest vitamin C serum is amazing! It’s effective yet gentle at the same time. It’s a lux experience from the texture to the scent. CHEFS KISS! Smells like an orange popsicle.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
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