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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.

testbunny Sun 03-Mar-13 21:46:59

I use the body show one, but you may be looking for something a bit more spenny

testbunny Sun 03-Mar-13 21:48:03

I meant bodyshop, damn predictive text!

chartreuse Sun 03-Mar-13 21:50:03

La Roche Posay Active C

McNally Sun 03-Mar-13 23:34:29

Skinceuticals - it is pretty expensive but does last a long time and is very good.

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 07:36:24

Thanks for the replies ladies. mcnally which one,
I don't mind spending the money as long as it works.

QuinnFabray Mon 04-Mar-13 08:12:04

Mario Badescu does one, from in the UK.

cardamomginger Mon 04-Mar-13 08:18:05

I alternate CE Ferulic with Phloretin CF. I get sample sizes from an Ebay store, which I have been buying from for ages:

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 04-Mar-13 08:25:27

body shop one is really lovely, no need to spend a fortune

Walnutcakelover Mon 04-Mar-13 08:53:23

Thanks ladies. cardamom thanks for that, glad i can get sample sizes, cuz i really want to try before spending.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

Have you tried RoC Wrinkle Filler for the fine lines?

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.

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 19:49:08

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.

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 21:17:08

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

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.

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


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

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