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
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CadamsBiostat is good but VeRY strong so good for pm. I’ve heard maelove is excellent so that’ll be my next endeavor
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Just a golden hour skin update 😍
COVID & quarantine have taught me a lot- most importantly being how essential it is to be consistent in order to see skincare results. Before the stay at home orders I had no consistent routine and just grabbed whatever & incorporated all kinds of stuff I didn’t need or my skin didn’t like. I’ve learned to keep it simple & stick to & switch between only a few things!! Morning routine: ￼￼￼￼Rinse with water ￼￼￼￼Toner or Spray: eitherTOWER 28 - SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray or INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner ￼￼￼￼Vitamin C: OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum currently, thinking of trying SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serumnext- does anyone have thoughts on this?? ￼￼￼￼Hydrate!!!: Depending on what my skin is feeling like it needs GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer Krave - Barrier Relief FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer or a mix if I’m dry/have time. ￼￼￼￼Sunscreen every single day: Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Krave - The Beet Shield Night routine: ￼￼￼￼Double cleanse: KOSE COSMEPORT - SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil followed by Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser if I’m wearing makeup I’ll oil cleanse with FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm ￼￼￼￼Spray!:TOWER 28 - SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray or INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner ￼￼￼￼Exfoliate: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator ￼￼￼￼Spray again! ￼￼￼￼Treat: Curology - Curology formula ￼￼Niacinamide: #PAULA'S CHOICE - Niacinamide 20% Treatment[products]#[FiveStars] ￼￼￼￼Hydrate: Depending what my skin needs, switch betweenGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer Krave - Barrier Relief FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer NATURA CULINA - Chamomile Face Oil Full Size ￼￼￼￼Sleeping mask: GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask belif - Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask or LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask or nothing when I’m lazy 🤷🏼♀️ Thanks for coming to my super long for no reason post 🤣 I have also learned that these are essentially the only products I use & I have so much other stuff that’s just taking up space!! #CherieCreator
BOMB SERUMS TO ADD TO ANY SKINCARE ROUTINE💕
let’s talk about my favourite skincare product- SERUMS!🥳 Serums are some of the best skincare products out there because they allow for a more concentrated ingredient to overall help your skin for what it needs😊 For me, I suffer with acne, but hyperpigmention and sometimes need extra hydration, even if I am super oily so these are three awesome serums that really help my skin overall!😘 OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum a bomb vitamin C serum that really helps brighten my overall complexion while helping fade any dark spots! This product also has PHAs which is a gentler form of an AHA to help with surface level issues like acne and texture to really smooth your skin. 😛 I truly love this serum, it works wonderfully and you can see your skin glowing right after using it and it’s gentle for sensitive skins to use as well! But it still has a form of chemical exfoliation so I only use this every other day FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum an amazing AHA resurfacing serum I use in my PM routine! This legit makes your skin glow immediately but also the next morning you look radiant af!🤩 it also helps with any texture and acne along with pigmentation and overall evening out your skin tone as well! VOLITION - Snow Mushroom Water Serum this is a newer product in my routine I added for more hydration when I damaged my skin barrier snd my gosh did this blow me away!😱 this is some CRAY hydrating stuff. I have tried HA serums before but this one it’s def the best hydrating serum out there! You can legit immediately feel the boost in your skin, the plumpness that you can see and feel snd overall smoothening of your skin before applying other products. 💦 this is pricey but wow is it worth it! If you are oily snd need some extra hydration without weighing down your skin, this is at least a must try! WAY better than HA lol even though this is an HA 💫 Adding a vit c, a chemical exfoliation and hydrating serum to my routine has truly change my skin for the better and I can’t say enough good about all of them! 😝 #cheriepartner
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GAME CHANGER VITAMIN C
Let’s be honest... the most effective vitamin C products on the market right now are either too sensitizing or degrade too quickly. I’ve had trouble finding an effective, gentle, vitamin C product that actually works for my oily, acne prone, sensitive skin type... until I was able to try this one by Allies of Skin. While it is pricey at $118, the product itself is made to last up to a year and is highly stable compared to other formulas that are made with water (which makes them unstable and easily degradable). The product is made with 35% vitamin C derivatives that are gentle to the skin, and a formula that mimics a dry oil that can be used by any skin type since it absorbs quickly. I’ve used an entire bottle which lasted me several months with daily use. My skin absolutely loved it until the end, and I was sad to have emptied it. When I used this, dark spots had lightened and I noticed an overall brighter complexion. No acne whatsoever from this product. AOS continuously impressed me with their advanced formulas and I will always recommend this product (and their entire range). They recently repackaged it so that it is not in a dropper bottle anymore- even more worth it at the same price! Tip: Next time Dermstore has a 20% off sale, grab this because AOS sells quickly! Hoping you try this out!
My two favourite products from Allies of skin
Allies of Skin - Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment A daily moisturizer treatment to firm and repair damaged skin. Packed with powerhouse ingredients such as multiple peptides, 7 Brighteners, 9 Antioxidants, a 16.5% Repair Complex , this leave-on helps stimulate collagen production, restore skin’s barrier, protects against environmental stressors. I use it in my morning routine either directly after a mist or after serum; followed by SPF. If your skin is very dry, you might need to top it with moisturizer or mix a few drops of facial oil. I have a normal to dry skin and I don’t feel the need of extra moisturizer. The texture is lightweight, and nourishes the skin without feeling greasy. It is expensive ($109 for 50 ml) but yet my favourite morning treatment. This is my second tube and will repurchase it again. Allies of Skin - VITAMIN C 35% COLLAGEN REBUILDING SERUM I was initially skeptical about this as it had 35% Vitamin C but I never had any adverse reaction using it. A waterless formula with a texture of dry oil that absorbs really well and is great for daily use. Formulated with 25% Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid, 10% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and supercharged with Superoxide Dismutase+Glutathione, it provides antioxidant protection, boosts collagen production, brighten dark spots and gives a brilliant glow.
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]
4 VITAMIN C FAVES 💕 Mini Reviews
Vit C should be the most commonly purchased skincare serum. There are so many reasons why a Vitamin C serum is important to use and it's basically a cure-all beauty product. Most serums help with sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, under eye bags, free-radicals and antioxidants. These are the 4 serums I own and love! I wanted to make a post about each of these in case you need help finding the right one. I received @thrivecausemetics Liquid Light Therapy as PR in April (I believe). I can not obsess enough over it. This one is 100% my favorite one I've tried, there is just something about the texture and consistency that feels so good ($59). I love this because it brightens the skin with red and blue light therapy to stimulate collage production and dramatically reduce wrinkles and reveal clear skin @summerfridays CC Me ($64) is next up on my list of faves. This one is also formulated with squalane to boost hydration while sealing in moisture and a peptide complex to help improve with elasticity and firmness. I find that this serum as well as the next one I am going to talk about are really good at brightening dull skin or if you have a lot of hyperpigmentation and use these twice a day, I do find that it truly helps combat it. I love @farmacybeauty lately! I am obsessed. I had a sample of the Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum and once I finished I was really reaching for more, so I caved and purchased a full size ($62) I find this one to be an interesting formula because it has 4 forms of Vitamin C. They use Acerola Cherry Extract which is one of the richest sources of NATURAL vitamin C to known to reduce signs of aging. If we want to talk about funky formulas, nothing could beat @volitionbeauty Strawberry-C Serum ($42). This formula is powered by Strawberry Fruit & Seed Extract to help brighten dull skin as well as unclogging pores and remove excess oil. This was the first full sized Vitamin C I purchased, mainly because of the reviews and the price! Although I no longer reach for this one as much, I do find if you want a great started serum or you aren't looking to spend a lot - this one does the job!
SUMMER FRIDAYS-CC Me Vitamin C Serum
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 🧡
OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum . 🍊 @olehenriksen gifted me their newest product, the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum. They claim brighter and bouncier skin in just 7 days. They suggested taking a before and after pic so I’ll let you be the judge of my #OleGlow results. I took my before/after pictures in the exact same spot, under the same lighting, without makeup, after my night skincare routine. What do you think? . Using this product felt like I was using the @olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream and the Truth Serum at the same time, but with added bonuses. In addition to 15% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and Banana Powder-Inspired pigments, it also has Hyaluronic Acid and 5% PHA (Gluconolactone). I’ve used PHAs before and my skin loves it! PHAs are alternatives to AHAs and is perfect for sensitive skin as they are a gentler chemical exfoliant. PHAs work by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface, resulting in a more even skin tone and texture. PHAs are also humectants which help attract moisture from the environment, keeping your skin hydrated! . I really enjoyed using this product and was shocked to see the glowing results! I found the citrus scent less overwhelming than the Truth Serum scent, which was a good thing. I also just love how the banana powder pigments instantly colour corrects and gives me that #OleGlow! . You can now purchase this product from the Olehenriksen website or from Sephora! GO!
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
All time favorite vitamin c serum!
The olehenriksen truth serum is marketed to all skin types and is formulated with vitamin c and collagen. It targets hyperpigmentation by using vitamin c to brighten skin. It has a sticky liquidy texture and smells like oranges. When applied, it feels slightly sticky but dries down completely normal. Overall, I really enjoy this product and it’s the best vitamin c serum I’ve ever used. After using this for over a year, I have noticed definite fading of my hyperpigmentation and brightening of my skin. I bought it after reading during the Sephora sale last year and I have repurchased it multiple times. I have recommended this product to my whole family, and highly recommend it to anyone else. It is definitely worth the price because it is extremely effective and has amazing results over time. #OLEHENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[goods]#[FiveStars]
Get Your Vitamin C 🍊
I’ve been using the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum for about a month now. It’s a vitamin c serum that’s supposed to help brighten skin. I started off with the trial-sized bottle and I really like it. I’ve noticed increased brightness since I started using it and a little bit goes a long way. Two pumps covers my face, neck and chest. I was able to make the trial bottle last the whole month (I still have some left!). The serum is smooth and sinks into skin after a few second. I think I’ll buy another bottle! I’d give it 4.5 stars if it was an option, but I’m giving four just because the scent is a little over the top fake orangey. It is also expensive ($72 for a large bottle, $50 for a medium bottle and $24 for the trial size), but, like I said, it really lasts. I still recommend! OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum
OLE HENRIKSEN-Truth Serum
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