Neostrata • Vitamin C Concentrate • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This has a strange, slippery texture. It seems to cover your skin in a silck film, which makes me think it just sits on the surface and does not get absorbed like liquid vit c serums. It also makes other products you try to apply on top slide around and changes their color slightly. For example, my sunscreen is slightly streaky and gives more of a white cast when applied over this than over other serums.
Overall, I'd say there are other vit c serums out there that are easier to use and also have a higher concentration than this so I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
SO FAR SO GOOD, DID NOT BREAK ME OUT
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product comes in capsule form and is meant to be used like a serum. I initially bought this because I heard that it was good for improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation/melasma (because of the 10% high-potency vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid). The first batch I bought I only used every other day at nights only because I was afraid it would temporarily darken my skin, cause redness/irritation, etc. Now that I've built up a tolerance for it (about 2.5 months), the second batch I bought I have been using twice a day, every other day. I think the package says to use it morning and night everyday but I heard that it is better to apply any vitamin c serum only every other day. As far as any improvement in my hyperpigmentation/melasma, I have yet to notice any significant difference - I continue to use it because I usually give skincare products 3 months to "work its magic" before deciding if it actually doing anything for me. However, the serum does make my skin feel soft and smooth after applying to my face and neck, it hasn't broken me out, and although it's pricey, the product will last a few months (depending on how often you use it). A bad point is that you have to cut open the capsule to get all the product out.
I will update again after finishing the second batch.