Today I’m going to talk about vitamin C face serum – just for you, I’m going to review the leading skincare products enriched with ascorbic acid so you don’t have to do this on your own, spending money on products that won’t work for your skin.
Why do I use vitamin C serum in my daily skin regimen?
Well, it appears that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) isn’t just an immune-system-boosting vitamin that most people associate it with. Yet, not many people know that this nutrient also has other great properties. For example, it makes skin look prettier and even-toned. This means that vitamin C has various applications in skincare, among which the most important ones are that:
- vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, meaning it’s an anti-ageing agent
- has a brightening effect on the skin and erases pigmentation spots
- may help remove the problem of acne
- promotes even-toned complexion and leaves it glowing
- minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- counteracts flabbiness and sagging
- delivers long-lasting effect of nourishment
These and other benefits of using vitamin C in skincare are the easiest to discover and achievable when delivered to the skin in the form of a face serum. Only in this form vitamin C brings out the most prominent effects because it penetrates deeply into the skin, instead of just remaining on the epidermis. That’s why I’d wholehearted suggest introducing a face serum to your daily skin regimen.
What face serum? You’ll find this out below, in my mini-ranking of vitamin C face serums. I’m going to present to you only the products that worked for my skin.
MY VITAMIN C SERUM TEST: WHICH FACE SERUMS ARE THE BEST?
1. Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum
Here’s my fave serum – Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum. To me, this one delivers the best results and is simply unrivaled. That’s the product that helped me forget what dark spots are. Vitamin C used in this serum is ethylated ascorbic acid, which basically means that Nanoil reached for the most effective form of ascorbic acid. The formula also includes a soothing plant extract that – as far as I’m concerned – boosts the anti-aging effect of the serum. I was over the moon when I realized how fast Nanoil Vitamin C face serum works. My skin became prettier a few seconds after I put on this product for the first time. Water texture helps the skin absorb the serum quickly, especially that it has no oils, no parabens, no phthalates, and all that jazz. Last but least, Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum is vegan. I totally recommend it!
Learn more – www.nanoil.co.uk
2. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum
I couldn’t resist testing Klairs face serum. I have some weird weakness for this product which – I think – comes from its design that appeals to me. The formula also seemed promising because Klairs mixed vitamin C with a huge amount of plant-derived extracts: Asian pennywort, yuzu fruit, lotus flower, Baikal skullcap, broccoli, Chinese quince, peony root and grapefruit. Undoubtedly, being formulated with such a big number of natural ingredients is a plus, but please keep in mind that the more ingredients a product has, the higher is the risk of irritation. Naturally, this shouldn’t be an issue if you use Klairs face serum for a short period of time, for example, as a 1-month skin revitalizing treatment. Actually, even though you would like to enjoy the effects longer, it may be pretty difficult because Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum has only 1.18 fl. oz (35ml) and its texture is rather thick.
3. Clochee Antioxidant Oil Serum with Vit. C
The antioxidant serum from Clochee is another serum that caught my attention – I mean, it’s design. When I look at its list of ingredients I noticed that this is probably one of the few serums with pure ascorbic acid. It gets even better after coming to the realization that the vitamin C is accompanied with an oil blend: sunflower, rose, almond, jojoba, grape and plum oils. To be honest with you, I wasn’t delighted when I saw this because the label clearly states that this is vitamin C serum, not an oil-and-vitamin-C serum. Anyway, the composition has vitamin E, which is a plus, and the fact that it’s 100% natural is another plus. As for the effects, I find this serum pretty okay. After a few uses my skin became smoother, radiant and visibly softer. The only thing that may be problematic about Clochee Antioxidant Oil Serum with Vit. C is that it’s greasy, so not everyone can use it.
4. Sesderma C-VIT Liposomal Serum
Isn’t it one of the most popular brightening serums? Even though some ladies complain about its price and size – 1 fl. oz (30ml), they still buy it. Why is that? Because this is so-called liposomal formula – vitamin C is delivered to the skin in liposomes that transport it deeper. This is what Sesderma C-VIT Liposomal Serum owes its effectiveness to. But is it really that effective? Well, I came across mixed opinions about that. Even I had difficulties with noticing the effects at the beginning of the treatment, so the impatient ones may give up quickly. I, however, waited long enough for the Sesderma C-VIT to succeed at reducing facial redness, dealing with sagging, and erasing pigmentation spots from my face. It’s formulated with ethylated ascorbic acid, white mulberry leaf extract and hyaluronic acid.
5. It’s Skin Formula Power 10 VC Effector
Giving It’s Skin vitamin face serum a try was another great idea of mine. There are two things that made me buy this product: it’s cheapie and comes in a good-looking bottle that resembles an ampule. What’s inside? Naturally it’s vitamin C served in its oil-soluble form mixed with castor oil and Chinese tea extract. The composition is rather short, but it still found room for some artificial fillers that, I think, shouldn’t be there. Nevertheless, I gave it a shot, incorporated into my daily skin routine and liked the effects. Even though it’s oily, my skin had absolutely no problems with soaking it in without developing clogged pores. It left me with a glowing and smooth complexion almost immediately. It needed more time to deal with wrinkles and sagging though.