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This is not a product I would have ever thought to buy had Gothamista not recommended it first, and even then I was skeptical. I use Retin-a 3-4X nights per week in addition to TO Niacinamide and Zinc and Paula’s Choice Azelaic acid on alternate nights. My oily, breakout prone and aging skin has seen dramatic improvements from this routine, but I’ve been searching for a Vit. C for morning use to accelerate the fading of some minimal remaining sun damage.
I’ve tried most of the highly recommended Vit. C products (Skinceuticals, Timeless, Oz Naturals, and a couple Korean brands) and have either seen no positive effect and/or my skin became overly red and irritated/broke out. I had about reached the conclusion that perhaps my skin just did not like C or that the other actives I used in my nightly routine were too much in combination with a morning Vit C serum.
Well, color me thrilled. I had two tiny zits that healed almost overnight from this cream. Not only that, but I felt no burning or irritation upon application or the morning after. The texture is lovely, if a bit siliconey, but it layers nicely under moisturizer and doesn’t look oily under my sunscreen/makeup. I actually appreciate how nice and spreadable this is, as with a typical liquid/dropper Vit. C serum I found most of them awkward to spread just a few drops over my whole face.
Whether this has any brightening effect remains to be seen but having already seen it shrink my zits overnight I’m encouraged!
I'm giving this product a 5 star cause truthfully it deserves a 10. I am 50 turning 51 and I look pretty good except theses wrinkles on the sides of my eyes and a line down my forhead. These wrinkles have diminish. I am shocked everytime I look in the mirror.
Okay so I have never been a fan of most Vitamin C products as I never really noticed they did much of a difference for my skin. Until I found this product! It doesn’t have a scent, and it is like a lotion-like serum that is pure 10% L-ascorbic acid. Immediately after a few days of using this I noticed my skin started looking smoother and firmer and after a few months, it looks more even in tone and I find my skin is just overall more cooperative. I have been happy with the results I have been seeing, and will continue to purchase this serum.
Non greasy, unscented, perfect packaging to make sure the vitamin C stays stable. Plays well under my sunscreen, would probably work under makeup as well. Felt a bit of stinging/warm sensation on the first two days but that's normal according to L'oreal. I keep mine refrigerated. It hasn't given me any pimples, redness, irritation, etc. I haven't noticed any big differences since I started using this a month ago, but I only use it in the morning because I don't want to mix it with my retinol serum. I will update the stars and review when I'm done with the tube. Definitely worth trying if you're interested in vitamin C. Make sure you read the packaging, use a small amount and avoid your eye area.
This is an excellent stable form of Vitamin C. It is priced very well. There is no odour. No changing colour. Goes on very matte so is best user under your moisturizer. A little goes a long way. I use it daily in the morning, underneath my moisturizer with SPF 30.
L’Oréal has some very good products at the moment. Love the Hyaluronic Acid and the Glycolic Acid. Priced well and available in scent free.
Ever since I started using this serum, my skin has gotten so much softer; there's almost a plush feel to it now!
Acne scars I've had since I was a teenager have also faded. This is one of the best products I've come across that don't make me shovel out ridiculous amounts of money for barely any product that ends up drying my skin out or causing acne.
This in the am with Sunblock is the best concoctions for protected skin. The texture is thick but if allowed to dry properly then sunblock, this is like Benefit Porefessional primer with added skincare.