Peter Thomas Roth • Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Over the course of 4-5 weeks, I went to various Sephora stores in my area to get samples of this product. Having fallen into and OUT OF love with a number of PTR products in the past I wanted to be sure I liked this before I handed over my hard earned cashola. I like this serum so much it's unreal. My skin looks brighter and the texture is improving. I apply to dry skin immediately after cleansing. It absorbs super quickly and feels like there is nothing on my skin at all... and that is exactly what I wanted. I hate vitamin C serums (or serums of any kind for that matter) that leave my face feeling sticky or slimy or coated or anything of the sort. The scent is pleasant, kind of citrusy but doesn't not linger. Yes, the packaging could be improved - it isn't the best but it's far from being the worst or even anything worth complaining about. I purchased the full size finally since I was (and continue to be) very happy with this serum. I'm picky about my skincare products and this one, for me, is an absolute winner.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I don't like the smell. It makes my feel dry,and tight, even after moisturizing. Too expensive to continue buying for lack of results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm a ho for Peter Thomas Roth skincare, I skimp and save to afford Mega Rich moisturizer and Unwrinkle Peel pads but this product is a joke.
I use The Body Shop Vitamin C Boost - costs pennies compared to this, has stabilized - and ethically sourced! - camu camu, works better and has good slip.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am returning this product ASAP. I wanted a serum to use under makeup/sunscreen/night moisturizer. I usually use Clarins, which run about the same price as this ($85), except this is a 1.7oz size versus a 1.0oz. I thought I was getting a deal, with almost double the product. It comes out as a very thin liquid, like an oil, except there's no oil in this product. It doesn't irritate, feels good on the skin & smells fantastic but there's absolutely no moisturizing properties to it. It's similar to splashing toner on the face. I can't comment on any of the "brightening effects" because I won't be using it long enough. The ingredients make it sound like a great serum, but the product itself is disappointing. Get a sample to take home & try before you purchase. If your skin is very OILY and you're looking for a super light serum, this is for you. Sadly, it's not me. I need a serum to moisturize a bit, as well as contain anti-oxidants & brightening ingredients, this doesn't hit that mark for me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've tried a variety of Vitamin C Serums on the market including my own home-made recipes using health food store quality Vitamin C that I've been using for over a dozen years now. Why do I still try ones on the market? Out of curiosity. Or I'll receive gratis, or I'll buy one of those packages that contain a sampling of products and it contains a Vitamin C product in it from a particular line. With that said, Peter Thomas Roth's Camu Camu is a dud.
The Camu Camu is a wild jungle berry that grows in the Amazon jungle and is supposed to yield about 30 times the Vitamin C content of oranges or lemons. I wondered what it was. It also has reputed astringent, antioxidant and emollient properties, as well.
The smell will remind you of perhaps fresh oranges of course, that's the idea. But unfortunately fragrance is added to this product. Not a good idea for your face. But it's more of a sickly orange smell, not a good one to me. After it dries, it remains and I didn't appreciate the fragrance.
The serum goes on both smooth and tacky, it's a bit hard to explain. It took a few minutes to dry but once it did, my face felt smooth. No tackiness remained.
With other Vitamin C serums, I would see a slight redness or brightening appear to my skin. Not so with this product. Absolutely nothing happened. With others I've used, I've always seen some type of brightening effect. My skin has always appeared more radiant. That's what Vitamin C serums will do or are supposed to do for your skin. They're also good for premature aging, fighting skin cancer and a host of other good things. But as far as brightening and giving my skin a healthy shot of radiance, PTR's Camu Camu just didn't have that effect for my skin.
As far as firming, tightening and wrinkle improvement with Camu Camu, again, the product just was not effective for me in the short run.
WATER/AQUA/EAU, 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 (PARFUM).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got a sample of this from Sephora. I was not really planning on even trying this sample, but I am so glad I did. This did no do much brightening that I noticed, but my acne started to improve. I was so shocked and was not expecting to see a difference. I only used this for a few days so I would love to try this longer and see how much more it helps my acne.