After cleansing, toning and essence step, apply 2-3 drops and pat into skin until absorbed. Can be used in the morning routine and will boost the effect and protection of your sunscreen. Can also be used in the evening and will give your skin an extra pick-me up.
The serum sets in pretty quickly but may leave a tacky layer that dissipates after a while, and leaves a dewy, hydrating finish. The texture is beautiful, buildable and layers really well with other skincare products.
Why we like it
Vitamin C serums can be tricky for those with sensitive skin. This serum addresses that by using a vitamin C derivative instead of pure L-ascorbic acid. It is a multi-treatment serum that not only addresses hyperpigmentation and ageing concerns but also hydrates your skin intensely to give a dewy glow.
Ingredients we love
3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid – A stable vitamin C derivative that is resilient to oxidation. It is a safe vitamin C form suitable for sensitive skin. Assists with fading hyperpigmentation.
Niacinamide – The jack-of-all trades in skincare. It assists in targeting many skin concerns such as inflammation, oiliness, dullness and uneven skin tone.
Vitamin E – An antioxidant that is also known to boost the stability and benefit of vitamin C. The vitamin E in this serum is encapsulated by an “extreme melting vitamin technology” that melts and activates once it touches your skin.
Matrixyl 3000 – Combination of two peptides: Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tripeptide-7. These assist to reduce inflammation and slow the enzymatic degradation of collagen to maintain a healthy and younger looking complexion.
Retinol – A form of Vitamin A which assists to combat conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation. It can also assist to reduce signs of ageing and sun damage.
Ingredient List – Water, methylpropanediol, propanediol, glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, betaine, 3-O-ethylascorbic acid (15,000 ppm), tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, bidifa ferment lysate, chlorella vulgaris extract, sodium hyaluronate, melia azadirachta flower extract, melia azadirachta leaf extract, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, curcuma longa root extract, ocimum sanctum leaf extract, coralline officinalis extract, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, hydroxyethyl urea, glucose, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, trehalose, butylene glycol, fructoligosaccharides, fructose, tromethamine, benzyl glycol, adenosine, sodium citrate, sodium phytate, citric acid, ethylexylglycerin, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-7, ascorbic acid (106,05 ppb), biotin, cyanocabalamin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamine HCL, bioflavonoids, glutathione, linoleic acid, menadione, retinol, tocopherol, carbomer, xantham gum.