Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum

2.4

18 reviews

44% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 20, Cyclopentasiloxane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Soluble Collagen, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Pca, Laureth-7, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Mica (CI 77019), Fragrance.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

All I can say is, what a mistake it is to purchase a product without researching it on here first. This antioxidant serum is an absolute joke...and a very expensive one at that. I will say, it has some brightening and firming effects but I've personally found that to be true of every C serum/antioxidant topical I've used. I should have returned this immediately because it was already rancid when I opened it up i.e. Bright orange color and putrid smell. At $100 per 1.7 fluid oz, it's a far cry from being acceptable. Peter should be ashamed. I just purchased C crystalline powder to try the DIY route and 16 oz cost me $23. I love a good C serum, but I despise a scam. They go bad so quickly I just don't see the point in spending that sort of money on such an unstable product... And I never will again. Hopefully, now that I have the active ingredient in a safer form I'll be able to come up with a much cheaper yet better product. My skin is normal, with a tendency toward dryness in the winter in case anyone wants to know. Hope this review helps! Trust me, save your money or get the PTR peel pads :) Peter did good there!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this product but don't notice any change. I do like that it doesn't make me breakout, unlike other products. Still keep using it as I haven't found anything else that suits my skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the third time I've tried this product. I repurchase it every time it's included in gift sets/value sets. And every time I retry it (applied twice a day), I remember why i didn't like this product. It does nothing for me - unfortunately. The pump dispenser is crap. Each time I press the pump too much comes out, so you waste a ton of product, as you don't need a lot (it is a serum, after all). The smell is...different. I want to say that it's like orange based, but it's not entirely unpleasant. The second time I tried it, it actually broke me out pretty badly, but the third time around, it doesn't seem to be doing it, but it's probably because its actually doing nothing. Disappointing.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This has been a real miracle worker for me! I love all of PTR's products and I own many of them. His peels, cleansers, masks, etc. This is a great serum for my skin, I am on the oily side but I do have some anti-aging concerns. This really smooths my skin and it does not make it break out, like many serums have done to me in the past. It absorbs quickly and it really seems to make my skin more even toned and (almost) flawless. If you are having issues with this being too sticky , you are probably using too much, which is easy to do because it is a VERY watery serum, not thick at all. If I find I've been too heavy handed with it, I will spritz my face with Caudalie grape water spray and it even out just fine.
This is really good for oilier skin and anyone with uneven skin tone issues. Make sure you're not sensitive to acid -based products because judging from the scent this is strong one (although its never given me any problems) My skin will tolerate fruit acid based products well, so I am in love with this and will use for years!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I use this serum at night, after the PTR Gentle Complexion Correction Pads, and I love it! It is a lightweight serum ... perfect for oily skin. It absorbs completely - no sticky or unpleasant residue. Not sure why some reviewers are experiencing stickiness .... maybe theirs is expired or they used too much? Don't know. But it absorbs completely for me.

I use a PTR Gentle Complexion Correction Pad first.
Wait 5 minutes for my skin to thoroughly dry (and absorb all the acids and other goodness from the pad).
Then apply 1 pump of the PTR Camu Camu Serum all over my face.
That's it.

In the morning my skin looks clearer (has eliminated the acne I used to get), brighter and more even toned (from fading discolorations and acne scars). I could tell a difference from the very first night of using these two products together. Great, awesome night-time combo. Perfect for oily or problem skin. If you have dry skin , you may want to use the PTR Camu Camu Moisturizing cream instead of the serum because the serum is very lightweight and only lightly moisturizes.

Also, I have very fair skin (NC 10) and this serum leaves no tint whatsoever on my skin. It goes on clear. I think the reviewer before me may have an expired product, because I know Vitamin C will turn brown when it gets old, and that may explain the change in color/tint it left on her skin. If you experience a tint from this, exchange it for a new bottle. It should not leave any color on skin.

Plus .... I like the orange scent. :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Ok, so I bought this at Sephora. Beautiful bottle, really enjoy PTR products and was excited to start working on brightening my complexion as well as fading acne scars, and was told Vit C was the way to go... not with this product...
it smells like an orange left in the car in the sun, sickly sweet and pungently off...ewe... and it is sticky and left an unpleasant orange tint on my face. It feels like an organic don't- like when my neighbor comes over with her homemade beauty recipes- this orange peel mashed up and sticky left on my face... not a good feel, not a good look. Two thumbs down...


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The smell doesn't bother me, in fact, some of the high end Japanese & Korean serum has this kind of smell.
The consistency is runny like water, however, upon drying on the face, has a sticky feeling.
Don't let the package fool you, it has only 1 oz. of product in a container that easily fits a 3 oz. of liquid in it.
All of the negative prospects just turns me off and the other Camu products aren't any better. I bought this as a kit with the Camu moisturizer and sleeping mask at Sephora.
They all have a sticky feeling, like putting glue on and left an orangy stain on the skin.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

To sum up--funky smell, no results, save your money.

Vitamin C products are prone to going bad and this one developed the telltale smell not long after I started using it. Either Ulta let it sit way too long or it's just too unstable. I saw no results at all. I'm good about skin care so no one product is going to produce a dramatic result, but this one produced zero. To be honest, I'd rather spend twice as much on CEFerulic, which I know is good.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Other

Absolutely no results. Watery consistency that dried sticky and weird funky smell. Pretty pricey too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Something in this gave me instant blackheads. I know because when I stopped using this serum I had much fewer blackheads form. I wouldn't buy this I you are blackhead prone. Also it does not travel on the plane well. The high altitude turned the serum into this runny liquid.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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