There are so many beneficial skincare ingredients worth including in your routine, but for me, vitamin C beats them all. Much praised for slowing the aging process, it has way more benefits to offer. To name the few: redness reduction, skin brightening and lightening, free radical neutralization, and others. I have acquired quite a collection of vitamin C skincare products, I’ll do a full post about them soon, but for now, I just want to do a quickie review for these two babies from Love Lula: John Masters Organics Vitamin C Serum and Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion.
John Masters Organics Vitamin C Serum (30ml/$44-£32)
I’ve been a queen of organic serums lately, but there’s always a place for one more. The form of vitamin C used in this formulation is ascorbic acid polypeptide, which is a very stable form of vitamin C, and although you still need to keep this serum in a dark place, it won’t oxidize that easily. Other ingredients added in this serum that are worth mentioning are aspen bark (offers gentle skin exfoliation) and sea algae extract (boosts skin collagen production).
The vitamin C serum has a milky lotion-like consistency, which upon application feels moisturizing, but maybe a tad sticky. However, it does absorb rather fast. I’d say it’s great for winter or spring, or generally, for the times when you need your serum to amp things up a little by adding some additional moisture. The scent is very citrusy, acidic even. However, even though my skin is sensitive, I did not experience any irritation. Also, the scent disappears very quickly. You will need to use this serum for some time to truly see the benefits, but you will experience how much softer and more even the skin looks even after the first times of use.
Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion (50ml/$46-£25.50)
I’ll start by saying that I swear by Trilogy Rosehip Oil. I’m the biggest fan in the universe, and, naturally, I have high expectations for other Trilogy products. My expectations were met, but with few exceptions. First of all, I adore the scent this cream has! It’s so gentle and soft and smells even better than my favorite pizza. But.. here comes “but.” I expected it to be more hydrating; however, I have no idea why when it clearly says “lotion” and lotions usually are not enough for my skin. I was a bit disappointed at first, but I solved this by using this moisturizer on top of John Masters Organics Vitamin C Serum or any other moisturizing serum. Otherwise, my skin feels dry and uncomfortable. So I would not necessarily recommend it for anyone with dry skin, but if your skin is combination/oily and in need of combating some dullness and unevenness, this will probably be the one you’ll enjoy using.
Do you have any favorite vitamin C skincare products?