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Vitamin C cream/serum

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superstar63 · 21/01/2023 19:49

I have read a bit about this and how it is supposed to make you all glowy etc. Can I please have some recommendatios that have worked for you?

I have quite dry skin too.

Thanks

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yousmellnice · 21/01/2023 19:50

Vichy vitamin c serum. It does make my pillows go a bit orange though?

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Bowbellsx · 21/01/2023 19:51

I use the Super Facialist vit c cream it’s good and leave your skin soft only cream I can use that doesn’t break me out

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PAFMO · 21/01/2023 20:45

I used to wax lyrical about the vitamin C above (Vichy) (though I used it in the morning so didn't get orange pillows) it's probably still my favourite but did oxidise quite quickly even though I kept it in the fridge.
I'm currently using the N7 one and really liking it.
Others I've used but didn't like are: La Roche Posay (slimy) Timeless and Garden of Wisdom (oily) and The Ordinary (like running wet sand on your face)
What's important about vit C is that the "best" kind is l-ascorbic acid and should be at least 12% active ingredient. If a product doesn't give you its percentage (same with Retinols) it means the active ingredient percentage is too small to make a difference.

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Triffid1 · 21/01/2023 20:47

Cheap and cheerful - the inkey list vitamin c serum. Doesn't work instantly but over a few days and long term, is good. Nice texture and good for dry skin.

Spendy- murad vitamin c serum. Goes on v easy, moisterize over almost immediately, ditto make up. Instant glow.

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Duvetdweller · 21/01/2023 20:48

I like the Skin Ceuticals serum but it’s obscenely expensive.

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Christmascracker0 · 21/01/2023 20:54

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F (what a mouthful!) is meant to be a good dupe of the expensive Medik8 C-Tetra serum. Annoyingly I didn’t get on well with it but it may work for you?

Boots have their ingredients brand one or and Revolution have a few in varying strengths.

The one that works best for me is the Simple vitamin C booster, it’s only £3.99 so nice on the wallet too! I have also heard good things about the Garnier one.

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Shayisgreat · 22/01/2023 09:51

The two that I've used and really liked are Dr Strum and Medic8. I use them in the morning and avoid any actives at the same time as it then irritates my skin.

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superstar63 · 25/01/2023 14:12

Thank you all, I will have a look at them.

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Farmageddon · 25/01/2023 14:16

Duvetdweller · 21/01/2023 20:48

I like the Skin Ceuticals serum but it’s obscenely expensive.

|i used this years ago and really loved it, but can't justify the price - especially since it only lasts a month or so.
I now use Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow which as far as I'm concerned is a pretty identical dupe to Skiceuticals, and about a tenth of the price!

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tonystarksrighthand · 25/01/2023 14:26

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urrrgh46 · 25/01/2023 14:32

i'm using the Simple one at the moment have used far more expensive ones but this was what the dermatologist in Tv used so figured price was somewhat irrelevant!!

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NorthFaceofthelaundrypile · 25/01/2023 14:50

The oskia vitamin C capsules are amazing… but quite spendy!
I keep looking at them, but then look at my Smart Meter and decide against it!

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BodyShapeWoes · 25/01/2023 14:51

I like the boots vitamin c one I got it the a £5 off voucher

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ChardonnaysBeastlyCat · 25/01/2023 14:54

I use BeautyPie, I use it in the morning, so no issues with staining.

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FlannelandPuce · 25/01/2023 15:14

Q+A vitamin c brightening serum. It is more like a very light cream, which my dry skin likes, than a serum, and it absorbs easily. I especially like using it under a night cream and my skin is no longer dry (a miracle this time of year!) and does feel brighter. You can get it in Holland and Barrett for £9. Holland and Barrett is quite a good place to look for skin care as they have quite a lot of clean products and tend to have online offers.

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Vanessashanessajenkins2 · 25/01/2023 15:58

I have used quite a few but one that's really working for me right now is the Garnier one. It smells gorgeous too and has an anti darkening use too. I have a few marks left over from hormonal acne and they are lighter. I feel my skin looks less dull too and brighter!

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LadyOfTheCanyon · 25/01/2023 17:09

No7 is pretty good - I usually stock up when it's 3 for 2 and there's a voucher floating about

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HiddenGiraffes · 25/01/2023 17:09

Just a word of caution: it gave me really deep, almost cystic spots which is something I've never had before in my life. Not everyone's skin can tolerate it in concentrated amounts.

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Duvetdweller · 25/01/2023 18:29

Farmageddon · 25/01/2023 14:16

|i used this years ago and really loved it, but can't justify the price - especially since it only lasts a month or so.
I now use Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow which as far as I'm concerned is a pretty identical dupe to Skiceuticals, and about a tenth of the price!

I’m looking now!!

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greenspaces4peace · 25/01/2023 18:46

i've tried sunday riley and now trying avene....and next up will be strivectin
sunday riley was fine, but i didn't notice a thing
avene is suppose to be gentle and not cause pigmentation (something that worries me as an olive skinned woman), it smells lovely and it's a cool moist lotion but again really does little no matter how much i slather on.
sooo this brings me to strivectin which is a combination vit c, moisturizer with spf 30. potentially it could make for a very easy morning routine.

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beguilingeyes · 26/01/2023 10:55

I like the Sali Hughes Vitamin C Serum, also her acid thing is really good.

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Motorcycleemptyness · 28/01/2023 11:55

I use the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-aging Serum and I absolutely love it. My holy grail product.

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JerkintheMerkin · 28/01/2023 12:04

Eclat Vitamin C serum from Amazon is really lovely and inexpensive too. I alternate between that and the Lacura one which I love also.

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Montague22 · 28/01/2023 12:07

This was is lovely

NordicC

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