Vitamin C

 

Medik8 C Tetra- Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

Price

£35, 30ml

Product Description

This is a light daily Vitamin C serum, combined with Vitamin E to combat sun and pollution damage whilst also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as visibly brightening the complexion and balancing skin tone.

Using an oil soluble form of vitamin C called Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, this serum is able to penetrate the skin  with minimal irritation.

Ingredients

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene.

BSD Top Tip

Great introductory product if you're new to Vitamin C!

Good to know

C-Tetra has been formulated in a water-free formula to be 100% stable, which means that the vitamin C does not degrade over time. This ensures that your formula remains highly potent from the very first use to the final drop.

Initially I was VERY sceptical about this serum, but using it has made me think seriously about using topical antioxidants, which I wasn’t doing before. It’s easy to use and I enjoyed how my skin felt after the first two weeks. I noticed a brightening and evening of my skin tone after a month, and can only put it down to this product. For some reason, my complexion is just clearer and fresher. It’s a difference only I can see but there is no doubt in my mind my skin texture and quality has improved.
— BSDC

Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules

Price

£59

product Description

A Vitamin C serum formulated to help restore firmness, smooth lines, and brighten uneven skin tone.  It is also designed to provide antioxidant protection against environmental damage, and includes a patented AminoFil® Amino Acid that has been shown to target and enhance collagen.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Trisiloxane, Dimethiconol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Vinyldimethyl/Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Acetyl Tyrosinamide, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

BSD TOP TIP

Due to the high Vitamin C percentage, mix the serum into your night time moisturiser. This will give your skin time to adjust to the potency of the serum.

Additionally you can introduce the serum into your skincare routine slowly every few days until you increase to daily use.

Good to know

Vitamin C can be quite unstable particularly once opened, so by providing each serum in individual capsules it limits exposure to destabilising light, air, and water  - while also ensuring  that it provides the right amount of product in each capsule.

I noticed more clarity in my skin tone as well as an overall radiance and glow to my skin. I have some scarring left from previous breakouts and I feel that the product is already helping to even out some of the discoloration. I also like the inclusion of AminoFil for it’s firming properties as well as Vitamin E in the serum which helps with the efficacy of the Vitamin C.
— BSDC

bea Vitamin C 20% & Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Price

£49, 30ml

Product Description

A lightweight formula with essential fatty acids, topical vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, designed to lighten hyperpigmentation, minimises sun damage and decrease skin puffiness. Additional antibacterial and antioxidant ingredients hydrate the skin without leaving it congested.

IngredienTS

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C Complex), Hyaluronic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine

BSD TOP TIP

Apply directly on to clean skin before any other skin care products.

Good to know

This serum is part of the bea Skin Care’s 5 Step Daily Regime. Every product contains biologically active ingredients that have been formulated to target every layer of the skin. When used regularly, skin tone and texture will become more resilient while sun damage, hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores will diminish.

This serum sinks into skin quickly, with no residue. Lightweight and non-greasy on application it made my skin feel smooth and instantly plump. It sits well under both moisturiser and make-up. I started seeing an improvement in my skin within a week, evening out the tone of my skin and spots of hyperpigmentation. Over a period of weeks, I saw a a distinct difference in the tone and brightness of my skin.
— BSDC

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Brighten & Perfect 10% Vitamin C Corrective Serum

PRICE

£245, 30ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A fast acting serum that helps protects skin elasticity, stimulates collagen synthesis and creates a shield to protect against environmental aggressors.

Stabilised Vitamin C is used to address the visible effects of UV activated hyperpigmentation, age spots and to reduce skin tone imperfections resulting in a brighter and more luminous skin tone.

Dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Water), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Acetyl Glycyl Beta-Alanine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Lactate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglucuronic Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lecithin, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Citric Acid

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Clinically proven to reduce pigmentation and brown spots by 39.7%
  • Clinically proven to brighten skin by 29.4% over 30 day.

BSD TIP

This serum contains Shea Butter, acneic prone/oily skin types beware!

This serum felt hydrating on my skin, in fact I could use along without a moisturiser. It also absorbed easily and didn’t leave a tacky residue. It’s a pricey (wow!) but powerful product and within the first week I felt that my scars were clearing up. Also a little goes a long way. 
— BSDC