There are two skincare items that are staples in my skincare routine and I always recommend to clients; they are vitamin C and sunscreen. In my opinion every skin type can benefit from using these two products. Before I go into the review of KLAIRS VITAMIN C SERUM, I would like to discuss the general benefits of vitamin c.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
It is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radicals. Vitamin c is an important vitamin needed for proper repair of tissue and skin. VITAMIN C helps fight against aging and promotes collagen production in the dermal tissues. Vitamin C also renews vitamin E by allowing it to neutralize free radicals. When it is applied topically, it has been found to lightening the skin as well as increase collagen.
When ingested vitamin c also has tremendous benefits that it adds to the body. It can be found in citrus foods, leafy vegetables etc. It helps the body fight colds or diseases and also destroys free radicals found on the body.
Needless to say, there are a lot of positive to incorporating vitamin c into your daily routine either for your skin or overall wellbeing.
WHAT IS KLAIRS VITAMIN C SERUM (CLAIM)
Klairs is a skincare brand based in South Korea. Klairs freshly juiced vitamin c drop is a L ascorbic acid serum that helps protect the skin from UV damage while fighting free radicals, stimulating collagen production and improving skin tone and texture.
Ascorbic acid 5 percent - ascorbic acid and its derivatives are said to have skin lightening and antioxidant properties. It is the antioxidant that helps protect the body from many forms of oxidation and from problems involving free radicals.
Propylene Glycol- this is the second ingredient mentioned after water. Next to water, this is the most common moisture carrying vehicle used in cosmetic formulations. It penetrates the skin better than glycerin and it also gives pleasant feel with less greasiness than glycerin. It absorbs water from the air. It has preservative properties against bacteria and fungi when used in higher percentage but this is also a concern because it can be irritating to the skin used over 5 percent.
Hydroxyethyl cellulose- a thickener, a protective binder and stabilizer which is obtained from wood plump.
HOW TO USE IT
I use it every morning. I cleanse, tone and essence. Then I fill the dropper up and pump 4 drops of serum in my palm and apply it on my damp skin, from my face and down my neck.
After that I wait for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the serum absorb into the skin. Finally, I apply my moisturizer and SPF.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT?
June 15 to date (3 months)
All skin types can use this product including pregnant women.
Beautiful plastic bottle with a dropper pump. The positive of storing it in a plastic bottle is you worry less about breaking the bottle plastic bottle and spilling the content however this is the first vitamin c serum that I have used that comes in a transparent bottle. Usually I prefer the serum is stored in an opaque bottle that would preserve it from losing its effectiveness or changing its color. I didn’t have any issues with this product but I advice storing it away in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Usually when I purchase vitamin c serums, the minimum strength purchase is 20 percent but I decided to test this product in order to have options/recommendation for first timers to vitamin c serum or sensitive skin types. Based on latter, I would recommend this product to the above mentioned.
It is non irritating
It didn’t dry my skin out at all
It is slightly moisturizing
It did not clog my pores
The serum is slightly thick so it is easy to apply
In the three months of testing this product it never oxidized.
My skin was brighter but it was gradual and nothing drastic.
I would have preferred it was stored in an opaque bottle just to further guarantee stability
Please share in the comment section what brand and percentage of vitamin c you use on your skin. Share your experience with it and if you have never used Vitamin C serums before and would like to I would love to help or answer any questions you may have about it. Thanks for reading.