I recently tried a sample of this. I used it for a few days before giving up so I cannot comment on whether it has the potential to improve my skin in any way, but I found it too greasy for me and it caused a few spots on my face. I have normal/combo skin so I am surprised that it made my skin so greasy even though I used it sparingly. I am glad I tried a sample first as the price is terribly high!
I've been using this daily for six months, and I really like what it does to my skin. A friend told me that it wouldn't get rid of my hyperpigmented areas, but that it would make sure I don't get any new ones. And she's right. This is the first summer that my sun spots haven't gotten worse. My skin really does feel protected when I put this on, and it has created a nice clear texture. Most important, it doesn't dry me out at all like some other Vit. C products. My skin does look more clear and my hyperpigmentation is a little lighter, but I don't know if that's due to this or not. I will keep buying. It's pricey, which is the only reason it didn't get 5 lippies.
This is a phenomenal product is you have the right skin type for it. I use this in the winter as my skin gets chapped and dry and in the summer i use the phloretin cf. You can not use this product on: acneic, oily or rosacea skin. Skinceuticals has three options for an antioxidant. Serum 10, Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic. Always start with a sample before making your investment. C E Ferulic: For dry, non-aceneic skin Phloretin CF: For oily, acneic or pigmented skin Serum 10: sensitive skin or can be used on all skin types, lower price point and a good starter vitamin c.
I have been using Skinceuticals vitamin C serum for 13 years, switching to the C E Ferulic whenever it came out, at least 4-5 years now. Vitamin C has proven to be a great exfoliating/renewing compound for my sensitive skin, and the only one I can tolerate, and the C E Ferulic formulation is even better. I am not young, as you can see, but I get a crazy amount of compliments on my skin, even from my dermatologist (who is the greatest, not into fads and trends--she now carries this in her office, and I'm taking the credit). This is the perfect morning face prep after a shower. It apparently neutralilzes the free radicals from sun damage, so is perfect for the AM, but it gives the skin a beautiful glow. It skims over my face, never makes anything too dry or too oily. It stings a tiny bit when your skin needs work, but otherwise feels good. The little bottle of magic lasts a good 4-6 months. Worth every penny. I usually use any old garden variety moisturizer at night, or none. Doesn't matter as long as I use this in the morning. Whenever someone younger than me compliments me on my skin (which still amazes me), I pass the information along, thought I should share it here as well.
-skin feels tight
-gives my skin a nice all over glow
@PUNKADONA, sorry to disappoint, but your beautiful skin is the result of Diane-35... You can forget about ALL of your regimen and use cleanser and ANY moisturizer ' your skin WILL glow, cos you take those hormones, if not mistaken ' there is 0.03 mg of estradiol - your acne is gone... voila...
Love, love, love this serum. It is very effective. Such a shame it costs an arm and a leg. I have been using ANR by Estee Lauder for +10 years and I was looking for something more effective - the price is going up but the product is fundamentally the same.
I have tried the CE Ferulic as my local pharmacy gave me a sample. What a marvellous product. I have sensitive + dry skin. I do not have wrinkles, just a couple of minor dehydration lines. This serum makes my skin glow. I have not had any tingling reaction and I did not develop any blemishes. Such a shame the packaging is not very good (i hate the glass bottle with the dropper). I have contacted SkinCeuticals and they told me that you do NOT need to put it in the fridge and if the colour of the liquid changes slightly it is still effective.
I wish it was cheaper and that the smell was not so bad (like sausage/hotdogs). Overall I am really impressed. I have found a reliable website that sells this at 25% less that the RRP and the product is genuine. i would never purchase this product on ebay.
This is it. I stopped looking for my HG serum. Superb product which really works. I can see the difference even in the first week. My skin is tight firm and glowing. Fine lines and prominent nasolabial folds are plumped and softened. I was concerned about break outs regarding the reviews but it did not break me out, on the contrary it kinda heals the blemishes (must be the effect of vit C). My skin drinks it immediately and I use it with my moisturizer once a day in the morning. It's not cheap I must say but worth every penny.
I am on my fourth day of using this product and I am not thrilled. I have irritation and noticed little zits starting to form around my cheek and forehead. My skin feels itchy and uncomfortable. I was so excited when I received my skincare items and now so disappointed.
I bought box of samples via Ebay. They were small vials with a dropper. Easy to use, but if too much was placed on the skin it left a noticeable residue (my mistake of using too much) and it could leave a slightly sticky feeling. So I used in the evening under my moisturiser. I have combo of aging skin as well having occasional break outs (which I think having read another review, this serum may have made worse). I am sorry to say, this just didn't work for me. Its very expensive and does have good reviews, but some products just don't work on everyone. I'm glad I bought a small box of the samples as if I had paid full price, I would felt like I had completely wasted my money. I have taken to trying out the homemade vitamin c serum