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Vitamin C has been a staple in my routine for years due to its ability to lighten bright spots and give my skin an overall glow. I’ve tried several products in the past that stung my skin badly (sorry, fans of The Ordinary—though I’m happy if it works for you!). The product I’ve used consistently every day for the past year or so is the LilyAna Naturals - Vitamin C Serum . I love it because it feels downright soothing and has NEVER stung my skin. In addition to 20% vitamin C, it also contains 5% hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, aloe juice, jojoba oil, and a few botanical extracts. The texture is a thick, opaque serum that spreads easily and absorbs quickly. This was my fourth or fifth bottle. Now that I’m almost out of my tried and true, I’ve started phasing in this MYMIEL - Golden Hour Brightening Elixir by using it every other day. I won this serum in a giveaway, and I’ll be honest with you—the sticker price shocked me a little: it’s $104 for 1oz. I’m gonna have to see some truly miraculous effects to ever shell out that kind of money for a product. My first impressions are that it’s a nice serum: it’s more watery than the Lilyana Naturals, but that means it spreads very easily and absorbs well. I’ve been using it in my morning routine and it layers well with other products, which is important because I’ve been piling them on now that I’m working and taking classes from home 😂 I like that it has ferulic acid, niacinamide, and vitamins B and E, in addition to vitamin C. I also like that the whole line of MyMiel’s products are made by Harvard dermatologists, and that they donate a portion of their profits to honeybee research. It has that notorious hot dog water smell that most vitamin C serums have. I’ll be updating this post with my final thoughts once I finish the MyMiel serum! Has anyone else heard of or tried anything from this brand? 🍯 UPDATE: I finished the bottle and sadly, it didn’t work any miracles for me. I think it performed about as well as the Lilyana serum in terms of brightening + lightening dark spots, and the Lilyana one doesn’t smell like hot dog water. Save your coins, friends!!
MYMIEL-Golden Hour Brightening Elixir
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