Beauty Inventory | Actives (Vitamin C Serums) + Reviews

Vitamin C Serum Count: 2
(same as last year)

Retinoids and Vitamin C Serums

Thoughts on the last 2 Vitamin C serums I used up —

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F

I like the feel and texture of this. It’s oil, but it doesn’t feel greasy. It’s also quite thin. I’m not repurchasing because I don’t know if it did anything for my skin.

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

This is my first ascorbic acid Vitamin C serum. I think it helped even out my skintone and prevented dark marks from forming. It claims to have 10% Vitamin C, 84% Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide.

It’s one of the cheapest Ascorbic Acid serums in the market and it works. I’m just not in love with the way the product sets. It’s a watery gel that forms a film over the skin when it dries down — like egg whites only thinner and not as tacky.

Just note that the Niacinamide and Vitamin C combo can cause flushing in some people, but it goes away overnight.

Timeless C + E + Ferulic Acid Serum

Currently, I have Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence, which I haven’t tried yet, and Timeless C + E + Ferulic Acid Serum. I’m loving Timeless so far. Right now, I can’t tell if it’s significantly better than Purito Vitamin C Serum, but I find it more pleasurable to apply.



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