Something in this serum made my skin break out on red itchy bumps.
Unfortunately this did nothing for my skin. At least it never broke me out or irritated my face, but it also had zero effect. I guess it's not for everyone!
I used the sample size for 4 weeks, every night and 3 mornings/week. I never saw a difference in overall brightness, acne scars (red marks), or really anything else.
It's a hassle to apply but so are any serums. The applicator for the sample is quite nice, a dropper that makes it possible to get a small, controlled amount.
The smell is stronger at first, which is weird (after 3 weeks I smelled nothing), but overall I didn't find it problematic.
I never tried it under makeup, as it seemed too sticky when applying it.
Worth a try for sample-price, but miracles aren't a guarantee!
I had a massive break out due to spicy food and nightshade veggies last year. When I finally figured out this allergy, I decided to finally order this to help my skin heal. It has only been 3 days, I already see a difference! My face is less irritated, some spots are lightening up and there's a reduction in breakouts. Now, I wake up much happier and less stressed out. I am also happy with the free trial size bottle. Tip: I pipet out enough product from the larger bottle, transfer it to the smaller one (shelf life approx 7 days). That way, oxidation is prevented from the bigger bottle and the product remains potent and goes a long way.
I wanted to have the same experience as everyone else but this made my skin FREAK OUT. I added 2-3 drops to my moisturizer. My skin broke out into a rash, felt tight and looked awful. I thought it may have been due to overexfoliation (I am using the AHA 5% daily) and let my face calm down. I added ONE drop to my moisturizer and again I broke out into a million tiny red bumps. I have never had a problem with sensitive skin before. This stuff is harsh.
I'm not sure why, but I wasn't in love with this product. I went through an entire bottle and didn't experience any discernible results. My skin is in good condition, so maybe this is a better product for someone with skin that needs improvement (then again, don't we all need that?). I'm trying out a new Vitamin C product soon, and may consider going back to NuFountain, which I liked a lot. Bare bones, but freshly made, and seemed to show visible results in terms of brightening my skin.
I returned this item for my money back. After about 3 days of using a couple of drops on my face, my face felt like it had been severely sun burned. It totally dried my skin out and made it red and itchy. It took about a week for it to recover.
Bought this based on reviews here and have been using for about ten days now. I am frankly amazed at the difference it has made already. Skin is noticeably more even, tiny bumps are gone. I use about 4 or 5 drops twice a day, not mixed with any other product. I apply moisturizer a few minutes after applying the Resist C-15. At first was trying to see how few drops I could use to spread this all over my face, but then realized that after three or four months the potency of the serum will start to degrade. So there is really not much point in trying to make it last longer than that. No matter -- with results like I have witnessed already, I will happily purchase more. This has now joined my my regimen -- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Purpose cleanser, Sukin moisturizer, azelaic acid (for rosacea), salicylic acid for occasional breakouts. These, with the new addition of the Resist C-15, are the must-have products for me, gleaned from having tried --many, many more.
I've been adding 3 drops of this to my "Cerave AM SPF 30" Moisturizer each morning. There is a wealth of research that supports the use of topical Vitamin C to improve the skin. For a long time, Paula resisted endorsing Vitamin C in skincare, but now that she has, she's made it both affordable and easy to use. I've seen an improvement in the depth of wrinkles on my forehead and an overall more even complexion. Paula's products are definitely worth checking out, including this one.
I have been using some form of vitamin c product on and off for almost 20 years. Aout five years ago I got more serious about my skincare and started using Skinceuticals C Ferulic. I liked it, but it is crazy expensive and oxidizes quickly. Then I found Cosmetic Skin Solutions and used that for three years (different strenghts of VitC, depending on what was on sale)....Still hated how quickly these also oxidized. Enter Paula's Choice. I have been a Beautypedia fan for years, but just realized how good/affordable her products actually are (thank you Wayne Goss!) I purchased this serum the day it was released and am sold! My issues with the other two companies mentioned above (oxidation) are resolved with the air tight pipette packaging on the PC serum. I use six drops of this (I have no clue how someone could get away with using on two drops) mixed with one of my PC AOX serums and it is a lovely combo. I can't tell it is working any magic, but last year I moved and forgot to order Vit C serum so had to do without for a few months (I live overseas, shipping takes forever!) my skin looked BAD during the time I was without! I am now on my second bottle of my PC VItC booster. I try to use it within 3-4 months. With six drops a day, that works out perfectly. I tried adding it to my Resist Wrinkle release Retinol serum at night, but that was overkill and I starting getting some clogged pores near my chin. I won't be without this again and can't reccomend it highly enough!!
I purchased 3 samples of the C15 because it was so highly regarded on SCB. They were on sale plus free shipping so total cost was $22ish. Packaging was cute. However the serum felt oily to me and I just couldn't be sure if the C had oxidized due to its odd color. Patch tested on my cheek and by day 4 had a cluster of clogs on my test area. Shipped the samples back. Yet another PC item I can't use. Her line does not work for me. I suggest sampling if you are motivated to try the product.