Beyond Belief • Vita C Antioxidant Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this product based on reviews here and I am absolutely happy with it. Pleasant, easy to use, a little bit goes a long way and it leaves my skin soft and refreshed. I ordered the one I have over the internet and picked it up when in USA because I could not find it in the UK. Now I'd like to replace it but cannot order. I could buy it because I will be in USA for a day. Does anybody know where they stock it? Many thanks!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This product is just as good as all the others from the vitamin C line. I use this after the creamy gel wash, I take a little (because a little goes a long way with the face serums) and rub it all over my face. This can be used day or night, and of your like me and you love the product- you use it twice a day. It smells wonderful- like crushed up pureed oranges. It feels good- its not sticky, or oily like other serums. It wilk dry after a few minutes so you so move to the next and apply the cream. Like the eye serum, I saw a change in my skin after about a week. My skin looked and felt so much more healthy, it felt soft to the touch, my akin tone was a lot more even, and the imperfections that I could see were slowly fading away. I have had skin that would turn red fairly quickly, because it was so fair, and I have had no problems with that at all since I have been using this product. It has helped so very much. I wilk be a forever customer for this entire line... Its not cheap after buying all 7 products in the line, but it wont break the bank like some of the other creams that give you empty promises. This one is a hit for sure, and I highly recommend you try it for yourself.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My husband noticed how nice my skin has been looking since I've been using this product regularly. It has made my skin tone so much more even. I've got red marks from old acne and a few melasma spots which have diminished pretty significantly. I have no problems with breakouts in the colder weather, but in the summer I broke out on my chin when I use this product. You do have to gently press down on the top of the bottle or it comes out too fast. I'll definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this off a rec from the skin board. They hadn't realized it had been reformulated unfortunately. Whenever I tried to use this I got cystic acne.
Overall this was a cosmetically elegant formula. It wore very smooth under makeup and there was some skin brightening in the areas that got the acne. There wasn't an overly strong smell. I think it was the silicones in this product.
If you don't have an issues with silicones this would be worth a try as it is totally affordable and it would be a good opportunity to try a vitamin c serum.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I loved this up until the point I realized this is designed for mature skin. Being a teenager I don't think it is necessary for me to have this apart of my skin-care routine. I use to use this a lot because it did soothe my skin really well and helped with the puffiness around my eyes. Plus I totally thought it brightened up my skin! So for those positive reasons I repurchased for like a year straight. Yeah, I went through a lot of bottles and the newer formula I didn't like as much. So, after the new formula came out I stopped purchasing. I would have gave this a tad higher rating if they didn't change the dang ingredients. I just don't like the scent as much and the texture is to watered down. I will say this - give my skin a good couple or so years (when this is much needed) and I'll retry this but for now I'll pass. (:
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
OMG, I haven't written a review on MUA for a LONG time! This is how much I love this product! I have melasma, and it lightened it about 3-4 shades! I no longer need to pile on the concealer and my skin is so smooth.
My pores are smaller and even the leftover hyperpigmentation on my chin from previous zits have almost completely cleared. This stuff is really amazing. It's been a WHILE since a serum or cream has done much for my skin... I've even tried RetinA and all it does it make my skin peel.
This stuff is only $10. I've already repurchased another bottle and started buying other Beyond Belief products because I'm so happy w/ my results. ;-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Excellent product! I had tried a couple other Vitamin C serums and none made much of a difference in my skin. In fact one made my hyperpigmentation look worse. I am on my second bottle with this one right now. I have been using it for about six weeks and it has really made a big difference in the clarity and overall look and feel of my skin. I wear it under moisturizer during the day and will occasionally use it at night. Also adds a boost of hydration which I do need. My melasma spots are almost gone (thanks to this, lactic acid peels and a fade cream). No breakouts or clogged pores. It is around ten bucks at Sally's so easily attainable for me. I will buy this for sure again. The price is great and it actually gave me good results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Great stuff, especially for the price. I tried expensive C serums and making my own but I'm just too cheap and busy for both of those options right now. This is a great C serum at a very good price. Everyone is right about the pump, it releases way too much product and you have to cup your hand over the nozzle, but I just put it all over my face, neck, and chest where I have sun damage anyway. I'm on my second bottle and intend to repurchase...although I saw mentioned on the skin board recently that someone thought the formula has been changed. I hope this isn't true. I'll research it more and update here if I find anything. Luckily I have a full bottle of the "older" stuff for now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I just picked up my second bottle of this stuff. I needed a serum with antioxidents because my moisturizer doesn't have any in it. I have extremely sensitive skin & I can't use products with fragrance on my face because it causes irritation. This had a fragrance but it doesn't cause me any irritation. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. I will keep on buying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. It isn't greasy, heavy, doesn't pill under makeup and sunscreen, and sits nicely on skin without being sticky. The smell is a bit strong but it makes my skin brighter, so I can live with the smell. I am hoping that this serum makes my acne marks less noticeable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I started using this product because I read about the benefits of vitamin c for the skin. I started searching for a product and this brand was what I was looking for: had great reviews and was not very expensive to try. I was reluctant to buy something on the high-end range because in my country return policies for beauty products are poor,and you can only get samples of a product almost exclusively after purchasing something at any given counter. So If my skin did not like the product I was not going to end up bankrupt and angry.
After 2 weeks of use I noticed my skin cleared from the acne break out I was experiencing, the morning redness had reduced significantly and just felt way more hydrated. I am really happy with this product! I use it immediately after cleaning my face (while still damp), wait for it to get absorbed and then I apply my moisturizer. Morning and night. I took of a lippie because the pump is kind of stiff. It sends the product flying across the room!! I usually use only half a pump, that is more than enough for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I just started using this product two days ago as part of my new anti-aging skin routine (Daily Retin-A, antioxidants, and sunscreen). I haven't noticed any difference in my skin yet, but really my expectations are not for miraculous results, but for long term skin protection from the environment. This product does that at a fraction of the price of other products. It has a milky consistency and fantastic orange smell, and goes on easily. I have combination skin and it absorbed right away. I'll be using this product long term.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love this product, and although it had several good qualities it did not make HG status for me. For starters I have oily skin, this serum has a very nice milky texture and yummy orange scent that got ne going in the monring but for me it did not absorb quickly enough. It did though make my skin brighter and pores appear smaller but after application of foundation, within an hour or two I was an oil slick. For that alone I had to return. Oil is a no no. This would be a better product for normal to dry skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with everyone else. This serum is fantastic! I really wanted to incorporate a serum in my routine, especially one with vitamin C. I did a bunch of research and I tried a bunch of serums from high end to low end. My biggest fear in trying a serum was the breakouts it might cause and this is the only one that has NEVER clogged pores. I've been using it since March of this year. I have noticed a vast improvement . My skin is more even toned and it has a "glow" now. My co-worker said my skin looks like it's been "poured from a bottle". That's when I knew this serum was it for me! It smells like creamsicles. It has a light milky texture coming out of the bottle and absorbs quickly. It definitely adds a nice boost of moisture, but I always apply a separate moisturizer on top. I only use it at nite. I tell everyone of all ages about this gem and no one believes how well it works for the price. I've been so amazed with the skincare products I've tried from the Beyond Belief line. I use the eye cream from this Vita C line and I also use and enjoy the Intensive Repair Serum from the ABH line. Man, I love Sally Beauty Supply! I feel sorry for women who feel like they have to spend a fortune to get results!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Decided to give this a try and I have to say I'm happy so far. The price is great for a serum, not as moisturizing as others I've tried but thats o.k. I believe I'm getting better results from this than my last C serum in terms of my skin is looking a bit more evened out in color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a serum that 1. Doesn't cause breakouts or clogged pores 2. Affordable and 3. Works! I've tried many DS and department store serums only to be left disappointed. Some were so oily and clogged my skin. Some were basically just cones in a fancy bottle that provided smoothless upon application but faded once you washed your face. I stumbled upon this serum browsing on MUA. This serum is extremely affordable at $9.99 w/ my Sally Beauty Store card. My experience: I really didn't like this serum at first. The smell and feel of this is exactly like orange juice! I found it to smell too sweet and it was sticky. When I pumped it out, it squirted in a messy runny glob and way too much shoots out no matter how gentle I pump it. Once on contact, it feels uncomfortable and sticky but it does sink into the skin fast leaving no sticky residue behind. I noticed after using this serum once a day for three straight days, I began to break out on my nose and cheeks. However, I didn't notice any clogged pores. I stopped using it for a few days letting my skin clear up. I do have reactive skin and almost all new products will cause a breakout. I introduced this serum back into my rountine and now I'm starting to like it. I notice no new breakout but I use this sparingly and only once a day. I feel that this REALLY plumps up the skin and makes your face so smooth. Plus, the smooth feeling doesn't vanish when the serum is gone. This is an actual working serum that really does improve the skin's texture and appearance! I apply this serum at night. When I wake up, my skin is less red, smooth, hydrated and near flawless. The bottle states that this helps with wrinkles. I can't comment on that because I don't have any. I basically use it for my rough texture, dullness and uneveness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an effective, inexpensive Vit C/Antioxidant serum that you will actually see results with. I can't believe more people aren't raving about it, honestly! The ingredients in this are better than so many overpriced, dept store/Sephora skincare products. It comes in an opaque pump bottle so the serum never gets exposed to air or light, which as many of u know kill the antioxidants. It isn't irritating in any way, it makes my skin glow, AND, now here is my fav part, which is most likely different from everyone else's reviews (i haven't read them all)- it makes a fabulous base for a DIY vit c serum!! I get jars of L-Ascorbic acid powder from my local health food store for quite cheap. I was making my own vit c serum from just l-ascorbic acid powder and water, sometimes adding glycerin as well. After awhile, I decided I wanted my serum to contain more antioxidants, and I hated how the glycerin made it all sticky. But to make it myself, loaded with antioxidants, would've been pretty expensive, and time consuming, so I decided one day to just add some of my L-Ascorbic acid powder to this serum to make it more potent, and OMG it worked wonders. A-mazing results! What a fabulous and EASY and QUICK idea if I do say so myself! Just wanted to pass that along on the chance that someone else could benefit from my fabulous idea too! If not, this serum is good on its' own too. I just like something to pack a little extra punch, that's all, because it seems like whenever I use a product a lot, my skin starts getting used to it, and it doesn't work as well. I know I'm not the only one that's experienced this: You start using a product, and it works soo good, and then after some time, u are no longer seeing those results, and ur skin goes back to how it used to look, or it kind of reaches a plateau, and won't improve anymore. I solved that problem by simply making it more powerful. The form of vitamin C in this serum is Ascorbyl Palmitate, which is not as potent as L-Ascorbic acid, but the two combined? That has to be better, right? Makes sense to me. My dark circles have lightened up a good bit, the overall clarity of my skin has improved, pores look smaller, my few fine lines have diminished (nothing miraculous, but def diminished), and my skin is just brighter and healthier looking! If ur just starting out with a vit c product, this would be ideal, and then as u get used to it, u can make it more potent if u desire. Ok, I'll shut up now:) Oh, yeah, and it is sold at Sally's Beauty for less than 10$, just in case u don't know that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I apply this at night with vitamin e oil and alba's un-petroleum gel. It helps minimize my pores and evens out my complexion. I would definitely repurchase this, it's a great serum at a low price!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This works.. almost too well! I am a 27-year-old olive-skinned Latina. I have been using this product for about 2 months. One of my friends looked at me the other day and said "Why do you look so pale?". It took a couple of days for it to click, but it is this serum! I don't take offense to this "pale" claim because healthy skin, to me, takes priority to a tan! I had noticed that my face was looking brighter in pictures lately as well. It completely brightens the complexion and I love it! I used Clinique's Even Better with the same results as this serum: my face was insta-brighter within weeks. I do not wear foundation daily but I now mix it in with my moisturizer to even out my face with my darker body color. A small price to pay :)
I bought this product at Sally's because it was on sale and I had been looking for my first Vitamin C antioxidant serum. I am so pleased with this bargain purchase. Having oily, acne prone skin, I am in shock that this serum hasn't sparked any reaction other than a great glow :) The smell is pleasant and it is a light formula. The pump does in fact dispense enough for the face, neck, and top of the chest. I make sure to spread as far on my chest as i can and on top of my hands. I've seen too many premature wrinkle on chests and hands living in South Florida.
I recommend this product for anyone that is looking for a "steal" brightening serum. Pick it up on your next Sally's haul... it's worth a try!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Yes, I've bought this many times over. It's a really good no-fuss affordable anti-oxidant preventative treatment serum that is a treat to use. The smell is great, the amount is generous and my skin loves it and I like using it - I use it day and night. I don't feel like I have to invest my retirement fund for something that's affective, nor scrimp on usage because it's so dear. One pump can do my whole neck and face but I'm going to try speading over a larger area now because I think I might be concentrating it too much. It does dispense a generous amount (maybe overly generous) and you can't control it so I took a lippie off for that. But Beware: With this product you simply must cup your whole hand over the spout because this stuff will shoot three feet across the bathroom in a streaming explosion - I kid you not! You might say it's happy to see you! Ha!