Amazon Finds #1 -$20 Vitamin C Serum
TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum TruSkin Vitamin C serum is crowned best seller on Amazon over 26k+ reviews and ratings. It is only $19.99! I was just giving it a try and it was not a love at first sight. Unlike any serum I have, it is very thin. I did the patch test as it recommended. The liquid absorbed really quickly as it is so thin. I begin apply to my face and realized it made my skin dry. I also noticed the residue in the serum so I contacted customer service, they’ve explained to me all and each ingredients and which might have residue is totally normal. I was satisfied with the customer service and committed to try. I am so glad I did and it definitely brighten and smooth my skin. Sweet CHEF - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot SweetChef made me think of food. I love ginger and turmeric. I first saw this at Target and later went home decided to buy it. You know that feeling when you saw something during the day and think about it at night, that’s the sigh you need to buy it. This shot is what you feel love at the first sight. The serum smell amazing, again I love ginger. The thickness is just right. My forehead always expose under the California sun. It definitely contain enough antioxidants to balance and smooth my forehead winkles. Don’t we all love rich and thick!
Sweet CHEF-Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
Let’s talk Vitamin C 🍊🍊
Okay so everyone knows that Vitamin C is a staple in the dermatology/skin care community (if you don’t you know now). Toted as an anti-aging antioxidant it has been used forever. When picking a product though, do you know what you’re getting? There are many forms of vitamin C. The main two I’m going to compare is it L-Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorblyl Phsosphate. Okay quick grab your Vitamin C serum and look for the vitamin C ingredient they used, then look up the concentration (i.e 10%, 20%) Okay so ASCORBIC ACID, is the most powerful version of vitamin C there is. I’ve seen a lot of articles that say it’s what you need for “effectiveness” but honestly it’s unstable. (There is research suggesting this as well).. with that being said it’s not the worse thing ever, just make sure your product is formulated correctly. When looking for L-ascorbic acid, it’s has to be 8-20% to make it effective and below a 3.5 pH . If you have acne or sensitive skin this also isn’t recommended, it’s toted by dermatologist as the strongest and while that is true it’s not necessarily needed for skin. SODIUM ASCORBLY PHOSPHATE (SAP), it has a salt molecule attached to it allowing it to easily penetrate the skins lipid barrier. It’s not not associated with the irritation caused by L-Ascorbic acid and it’s more stable and allows longer shelf life. Comparing to L-Ascorbic acid it has be said to have a lower “effectiveness” which I find to be highly doubtful based on published medical studies and personal results. When looking for the best Vitamin C product it should be mixed with -Tocopherol (vitamin E) -Ferulic Acid -& Hyaluronic Acid I currently use (Korean beauty)Seoul Ceuticals - 20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I love it .. i find that sodium ascorbly phosphate (SAP) works better on my current sensitive, acne prone skin. If you’re into something harder such as C E Ferulic by Skinceurtical (which I find EXTREMELY OVERPRICED @ $166) the dupe for that is Dr. Brenner C serum (can be found on amazon for $17.99 & timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum. (Which I have not tried but am tempted to). I also have used and loved Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum (SAP) and TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum .. Just make sure to wear sunscreen after this product ☺️
timeless SKIN CARE-20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum
What Finally Helped My Hormonal Acne!
I have struggled with acne for 15 years. I had been getting prescription medications for it since I was in middle school, trying a new product every time I saw my doctor because nothing ever worked. Unfortunately due to being on medicine for epilepsy, birth control pills were not an option for me to try and fix my hormonal acne. I was using Epiduo Forte for a while and that helped a lot (still not perfect but pretty good), but when I changed insurances it became too expensive so I had to find another option. I have been putting a lot of effort into getting a good skincare regime this past year and it’s paying off! Here’s my morning routine: 1. Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser I’ve used this cleanser for a few years now. It’s super super gentle, just a light foam. I think it’s great for a morning cleanser, but would probably not be good enough to remove heavy makeup at the end of the night if you were to use it in the evening. It’s great for sensitive skin. 2. TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum I started using this serum in January. I was recommended by my Curology dermatologist to try Vitamin C serum. This was not the specific brand she recommended, but it had like 20,000 positive reviews on Amazon so I thought I’d give it a shot. It lasts a long time for about $20 per bottle. It has Hyalauronic acid in it along with Vitamin C. I’m on month 8 now with using 3 drops every day. I put it on my skin after cleansing and let it sink in for a few minutes. It does make my skin feel a little tight right after, so definitely follow it up with a moisturizer. 3. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 This is a great, affordable SPF moisturizer option. It’s a little bit thicker than some lotions, but I like that because it feels very moisturizing. I have had some issues with the formula occasionally not sinking into my skin and just balling up and coming off. That rarely happens though, usually only when I don’t wait long enough between this and the Vitamin C serum. It does give off a bit of a white cast. 4. LOVE WELLNESS - Good to Glow I’m on month 3 of taking these pills twice daily. They’re a little pricy to buy every month (about $25 plus shipping), but they often have BOGO deals and you get free shipping forever if you become a member (which is free). I found them at Marshall’s for $12.99 once, so keep an eye out if you’re a frequent Marshall’s shopper! 5. #FGO - Organic Spearmint Tea[products]#[FiveStars] I was recommended by my Curology dermatologist to try drinking spearmint tea for my hormonal acne. I figured I’d give it a chance, so I purchased it from Amazon for $14.99 for 100 bags. I’ve been drinking it two cups a day for about two months now. It tastes exactly like spearmint so keep that in mind if you don’t like the flavor. Hope someone will find this useful! I will be posting my evening routine next!
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Okay, ladies !!! I’ve tried them all , gentle not so gentle !!! This one has shrunk my pores and has cleared my dark age spots with a 3x weekly use followed by A Vitamin C serum (TruSkin ). I wish I did a before and after picture so that you can see the difference!!! I’ve use it for two weeks thus far , I wear make up daily and have to exfoliate often due too dead skin cells and this is better than HUDAS WISHFUL!!! TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum e.l.f. - Gentle Peeling Exfoliant
e.l.f.-Gentle Peeling Exfoliant
All of these products are the LOML. I know that this is a lot for one post so I have gone ahead and made a motion page with all my information about these products, what they help with and how much they cost! https://www.notion.so/prakb/Skin-Care-ef679c7cd22d45939382dbe20523851c
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