80% would repurchase
on 3/17/2019 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by noBSbeauty
Volition Beauty has just released their new Strawberry-C Brightening Serum and so for I'm loving it. Volition is claiming that Strawberries contain a significant amount of vitamin c in an amount that gives oranges a run for their money! I'm happy to see a vitamin c serum on the market that doesn't contain any potentially skin sensitizing or photo-toxic citrus oils on the ingredient list. I enjoy using the Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum in the morning underneath my moisturizer and sunscreen. The Strawberry-C Brightening Serum layers well underneath moisturizer and absorbs into skin quickly. A few drops of the Serum is all you need to cover your entire face. The Strawberry-C Serum is minimal scent, really just a very light scent of strawberry that dissipates almost immediately. The ingredients list does not contain any comedgenic ingredients so if you have acne prone skin this is a winner. I've enjoyed most products from Volition Beauty that I've tried so I wasn't totally surprised I am enjoying this serum. I really like that they tend not to include lots of fragrance or unnecessary ingredients in their formulas. My more detailed review can be seen here: Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Bentonite, Picea Abies Extract, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).
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on 9/14/2018 4:16:00 PM
More reviews by theman
TLDR: I like this more as an oil-controlling primer than as a sunscreen.I've used this as a sunscreen a couple of times, using the recommended 1/4 teaspoon each time. It feels heavy, and there's a drag when I touch my face. I'm used to my Biore Watery Essence which feels like nothing on the skin. The Volition sunscreen takes a while to rub in, and gets gunked up in my brows and hairline, which makes me look like I have gray hair and makes it hard to apply brow products as the sunscreen sticks to brow pencils and wands and doesn't allow my brow products to deposit color. I don't really notice the pearl finish on my face, but it must be there because I can see it on the palms of my hand. I like that it's adding a sheen without being obvious. I think this sunscreen leaves a white cast on my face. I don't notice it after I've rubbed it in, but when I apply foundation on top, my foundation seems to be about a half shade too dark for me even though it matches when I don't wear this sunscreen. I've worn this to the gym, and it doesn't irritate my eyes. It's pretty tenacious, so it would probably do OK as an outdoors sunscreen, but you'll want to use an oil cleanser to remove it.As an oil-controlling primer, this stuff is amazing. I've never used any other product that's controlled oil as well as this sunscreen. I have combo normal/oily skin, and I had a long day where I had this on for 18 hours, and didn't get any oil breakthrough at all. It was incredible. Also, despite it feeling heavy, it hasn't broken me out, so I will continue to use this as a primer on top of a different sunscreen.Just a quick note about the packaging: the product is a runny liquid. Typically, for this type of product, I'll dispense it into one hand, put it down upside down so the product doesn't leak out, apply to my face, then cap the bottle after both hands are free. The top of this bottle isn't flat, so it doesn't stay upside down. I had to twist the cap back on with one hand the first time I used it. The next time, I left it lying on its side uncapped, and the liquid didn't leak out, so you don't have to worry about that.Update: Now that I'm using this strictly as a primer, it doesn't seem to be controlling oil that well. I think the reason is that I'm only applying a small, primer-appropriate amount, whereas when I was using it as sunscreen, I was really coating it on.
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