Vitamin C hit the prestige beauty market about a year ago and took it by storm. It was viewed as like nirvana in a bottle…the fountain of youth…the answer to all those pesky beauty problems.
Truthfully it is a lot of those things…
Like all things in the beauty product world, what starts in the prestige market will eventually make its way to the drugstore world. It took a minute but I am seeing some Vitamin C products hitting the shelves.
What’s the big deal about Vitamin C?
For starters it’s an antioxidant, a substance that helps to remove harmful agents from your skin. This will help in your body’s fight to regenerate cells and repair damage done to your skin from such things as ultraviolet light, aging, and general exposure to life and our environment.
The reason they are so popular is because these serums actually work. Any number of skin or complexion issues can find their solution in a serum of Vitamin C.
As you might guess Vitamin C is highly acidic which will help promote the production of collagen and elastin. These are what make our skin plump and firm. This will help prevent and fight signs of aging.
Now this is one of the more cool aspects of Vitamin C in my opinion, it helps to minimize your skin’s production of melanin, this is the substance that causes skin discoloration. These discolorations would be things like dark spots or age spots that we often see when we get older. Using Vitamin C daily could help to prevent dark spots from forming and to help those we have to fade.
The thing about these serums is that you will find they contain ingredients that have Vitamin C occurring in them naturally. Whereas say for instance if a product has rosewater in it, one of the main ingredients will be rosewater, a Vitamin C serum is different.
There is a “flaw” if you will in Vitamin C serums. They are a bit unstable. They should be kept in dark bottles, so if you find one then make sure that it is in a brown bottle. They also won’t last or stay effective forever.
Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Serum
Honestly, when I saw this on the shelf at Walmart I wasn’t expecting much. It was fairly inexpensive for a Vitamin C serum. Coming in at under $5 it is REALLY inexpensive when compared to another product I found that same day.
I took a chance and went with this one…and I’m glad I did.
I have used this for about a month and I can say that I can see some evening up of my complexion. Here’s a shocking truth about my face…I have freckles. I mean, a lot of them. One would think I’m a natural red head or something. I can tell that those spots, although will never go away, they have began to even out.
Vitamin C is also good for hydration and I love how this makes my skin feel.
The Vitamin C in this serum is Ferulic Acid, meaning the Ferulic Acid contains the Vitamin C. I know that’s confusing and I hope I have explained it well.
This serum feels slick to the touch and smells amazing. It smells like real oranges not a synthetic smell but like a bowl full of fresh oranges. Although it is slick and you may think it will be or feel sticky it doesn’t. It dries soft.