I don’t think I’ve ever put up a serum review before so I’m excited to be sharing something new and different. When testing a serum, I like to use the product for at least 9 months before giving my review as I need to see how my skin reacts over time, if the effects stay around, or if my skin rejects the product outright. On a particular trip to Sydney, I was doing a bit of skincare shopping with a friend who found this serum in an Asian beauty skincare store within the Queen Elizabeth building. She purchased it for herself and as we like to share products, I used it for the week we were there. I have since purchased my own and I’m excited to share my results with you after testing for almost a whole year.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
This Vitamin C essence tightens pores and provides you with clear skin.
How to Use
After cleansing, dispense 2-3 drops and gently apply to the whole face for absorption.
$19.72 for 30mls from YesStyle
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The serum came in a glass bottle with it’s own dropper. As the dropper doesn’t reach the bottle of the bottle I found it a bit tricky to get the last bit of product out and ended up storing it upside down and letting it drip onto my hand before use. The bottle has a little measuring scale on the side which was a cute way of seeing how much product you are using.
The serum was quite thick in consistency and had a faint milkiness to it. There was a faint lemon/citrus scent that only lingered for a few minutes. Personally it had a clean smell but I don’t find perfumes necessary when it comes to skincare.
I never touch the dropper to my face directly as I don’t want to contaminate my serum, so instead, after cleaning my skin, I will drop a few drops onto the tips of my clean fingers and then pat the serum onto my skin gently. I found that only a couple of drops was needed to cover my entire face. The serum absorbed within a few minutes and it didn’t leave a sticky film which is always a skincare pet peeve for me.
I began using this serum 2-3 times a week for about a month, then 5 times a week for the second month and then every day for the rest of the bottle. I like to introduce serums slowly as they can be pretty strong and I didn’t want my skin to freak out. I found the the serum to help with brightening my skin to a certain degree but it wasn’t a revolutionary change. I did find that my skin felt softer and smoother with constant use and some reduction in my dark cystic acne scars.
The amount of vitamin c within the serum isn’t huge so this would make a great mild serum for those wanting to try out Vitamin C for the first time. It did help my skin maintain some moisture but I still had to use my moisturisers after. I also found this Vitamin C on the more budget end of Vitamin C serums so it’s great for those wanting to test it out for themselves. If you do, remember to wear a good sunscreen with it and use it at night. Vitamin C can react with sunlight so avoid using it in the mornings.
I will be repurchasing this product as I’ve already reached the bottom. I’m surprised how long the bottle lasted me but I did also lose it for about a week (it got lost in my suitcase).
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