Need a really good vitamin c serum

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Walnutcakelover Sun 03-Mar-13 21:41:38

I am looking into buying a really good vitamin c serum, not too expensive but not cheap either, any recommendations please. Thank you.

WLTMEET Sat 11-Jul-15 10:51:04

I also second making your own. Vit C is very unstable so there's a question mark about how much of the active ingredient is actually in the shop bought products. It's super cheap to make your own, but does require a little effort once a week or so

SuperFlyHigh Sat 11-Jul-15 08:08:28

Bookmarking as this sounds like what I need.

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Beautystreet Thu 08-May-14 23:36:24

I'm loving Medik8 CE-Thione. Loads of good review I think it's similar formula to the Skinceutucals CE-Ferulic but less greasy. It's normally about £80 but I buy from Effortless Skin for £70.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 05-Feb-14 15:04:33

Wow, this does not sound like spam at all.

it does, it does

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Weelady77 Thu 09-Jan-14 08:56:51

Do you use it instead of moisturiser or with it??

Kirstine1213 Thu 09-Jan-14 08:20:49

I read online about vitamin C 's benefits for the skin so I decided to do some research on it, and I found on Amazon about VoilaVe Triple Action Vitamin C Serum. I never took care of my skin until I got older, I wanted something like this to help the damage I'd already done and stop the constant dryness. After using this for a few weeks now, I can definitely feel the difference in my skin. It makes my face feel smooth and refreshed. I love this product so much, it quickly became my daily skin care routine. It is effective and affordable. It's worth a try.

cedge Wed 13-Mar-13 13:39:05

gd1976 - I agree. There are simple recipes on the net. Much more effective IMO.

gd1976 Mon 11-Mar-13 21:56:11

Make your own, far cheaper and more effective than anything else. Search vitamin c on makeupalley and you will see the rave reviews and recipes for making it. Quite amazing, and not what the cosmetics companies want us to know about!!! smile

cardamomginger Sat 09-Mar-13 21:48:50


Walnutcakelover Sat 09-Mar-13 21:23:52

Hi just reporting back on the vitamin c serum that I bought
I have only used it twice, but my skin already feels so radiant, fresh, smooth and dare i say young looking, even my Husband commented smile.

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 21:17:08

cardo that is really good, glad your skin looks good. I will try this vitamin c serum and report back.

cardamomginger Mon 04-Mar-13 20:08:58

The combination of RoC Wrinkle Filler, the 2 Skin Ceuticals serums and some very reasonably priced moisturisers from La Roche Posay have done utter wonders for my skin. Never felt so smooth, even and soft. And never looked so clear. smile

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 19:49:08

mcnally thanks. I already use the medik8 c tetra which has 12% strength, and i have been fine with that. I have just bought this one.

McNally Mon 04-Mar-13 19:45:01

I've not come across the Obagi one so can't compare them unfortunately. I've been pretty happy with the one I've been using so haven't felt the need to try others (partly because i know it works well with other products I use). I'd try to get a sample of either and see how you get on and then try the other if you feel it could do better. The Obagi one has a higher Vit C level so maybe build up to that one? If you do try both I'd be interested to see how you get on though.

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 19:37:58

cardo no never tried roc products, I have heard vitamin c is really good for fines lines, thats why i was looking to buy some.

cardamomginger Mon 04-Mar-13 19:29:42

Have you tried RoC Wrinkle Filler for the fine lines?

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 19:23:18

mcnally I am using it for just general brightening and anti ageing, starting to see fine lines appear, so hopefully it will be good for that. I am also thinking of buying the obagi vitamin c 15%, would that be any good? or would you say the phloretin is better?

McNally Mon 04-Mar-13 19:07:09

I use the Phloretin CF and would really recommend it. I was probably using it for different reasons than you though. I used it, and a prescription cream, to sort out acne (was really desperate and so prepared to pay the high price tag). It did really improve my skin generally though. Going to investigate cardo's source. As she says, it lasts ages.

Fanjounchained Mon 04-Mar-13 18:06:14

Does this work ? If so what does a VIT c serum actually do ? Brighten the skin ?

QuinnFabray Mon 04-Mar-13 12:10:29 I mean.

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 10:37:12

cardo wow a month thats great, gonna take a look a buy some.xx

cardamomginger Mon 04-Mar-13 09:05:30

The sample sizes she has are 4ml vials. You only need a few drops and each one lasts me over a month!

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