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SkinActives - Antioxidant Serum

4.9 /5

10 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, niacinamide, ferulic acid, green tea, lycopene

"Finally a Vit. C serum that doesn't break me out or turn my skin into a red mess...I use this in the A.M. under my sunscreen and it dries to a nice finish and is not gritty at all."

SKII Signs Up Lifter

4.8 /5

9 reviews

CONTAINS: Niacinamide, vitamin E

"This is [the most] wonderful face lift serum I ever used. I can see an improvement after a week of using both day and night. My face feeled more firmed and deep laughing line had less visible. Very happy..."

Lifelink Metazene Niacinamide Gel

4.3 /5

8 reviews

CONTAINS: Niacinamide

"I was recommended Metazene 5 when in search for a simple niacinamide product. My criteria...[correct] percentage of niacinamide...relatively inexpensive...a lightweight feel...and minimal ingredients. Lifelink fits the bill..."

Skin Actives Scientific - Collagen Serum

4.5 /5

28 reviews

CONTAINS: Pomegranate, niacinamide, green tea

"...100% improvement in the clarity of my skin [and no breakouts]. The skin is plumper looking and...crepey lines...are softened. Store cold in the fridge and only [use] at night...sticky...under make up..."

InnisFree Green Tea Pure Sleeping Pack

4.1 /5

17 reviews

CONTAINS: Green tea, niacinamide, vitamin E

"...i am loving it. it is...refreshing to apply, my skin feels instantly hydrated and calmed, but without that sticky or oily feeling, and it...doesn't clog my pores...will definitely [repurchase]..."

No Brand (DIY or homemade) Homemade Vitamin C Serum

4.4 /5

193 reviews


"I started making my own Vitamin C serum in January 2015, after reading the famous Reddit thread...I make a batch every week or so and keep it in a cupboard at RT. I use it copiously every morning...noticeable improvement..."

Aura Cacia Apricot Kernel Oil

4.4 /5

39 reviews


"Apricot an outstanding oil. [I] pat it into my face, under my eyes, and suddenly, it disappears into my skin, without any greasiness...I was amazed the first time I did this..."

NOTE: may cause breakouts

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Fruit & Seed Oil Blend

4.4 /5

47 reviews


"I don't think any product has ever helped my skin this much. I have rosacea...After a few months...all the bumps are gone and I only have a faint pink glow...This product is pure magic."

NOTE: mixed reviews

Beyond Belief Vita C Antioxidant Serum

4.3 /5

35 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin E, vitamin C

"for $8.99 it's a fantastic product! [It's] refreshing, energizing, and softening...makes my skin feel like silk, and...more [it has salicylic] acid...and peptides..."

Ren Rose Synergy O12 Restoring Facial Serum

4.5 /5

31 reviews


"This the only skin care product I have ever used that I could never imagine living without. It's truly a miracle worker for me..."

NOTE: mixed reviews, fragrance irritating to some, preservatives can be problematic for some

Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate

4.4 /5

28 reviews


"This product gives me life!!...I use it a couple of times during the night time...This makes [my] dull, congested skin turn into a radiant, clear and luminous palate for make up. My make up goes on..."

Skinceuticals Serum 20 AOX with Ferulic

4.3 /5

23 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, ferulic acid

"It has definitely reduced the appearance of many of my red acne marks. It's not a miracle serum but I can...see slow does smell of soy sauce..."

NOTE: $$$ for small qty; scent off-putting for some

Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel

4.4 /5

15 reviews


"I mix just a dab of this in with my night moisturizer when my skin is extra dehydrated and I wake up looking much brighter and rested. This also makes a great balm for chapped lips as the corners of my lips tend to crack easily."

Cellbone - C23 Serum

4.4 /5

7 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, Idebenone

"AMAZING product. I've used more expensive C serums but this one is the most potent for the price."

NOTE: contains menthol

Philosophy Resurface Kit - The Microdelivery In-Home Vitamin C Peptide Peel

4.3 /5

552 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A

"I've purchased this peel 4 or more times already...My skin feels soft and glows after using this. The glow can last few days afterwards...I will continue to buy it regardless [of] the steep price."

Pure Vitamin E Oil (all brands)

4.3 /5

180 reviews


"Vitamin e is the only one that actually penetrates my skin and hair to deeply nourish. My tight, flaky skin is banished. It speeds the healing of blemishes and is fading my acne scars like no other. I...wake up to...radiant skin."

Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail Intensive Care

4.3 /5

48 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin E, vitamin C

"...this doesn't have remotely the same benefits as using a good quality C serum like Skinceuticals, but...I can actually use this and it solves my...severely dry skin..."

NOTE: Vit. C is at bottom of ingredients

Topix Replenix Green Tea Serum CF

4.3 /5

30 reviews

CONTAINS: Green tea

"I have rosacea/sun damage [and] The redness is not nearly as visible...Pretty amazing...And I heard about it on the skin board -- thank you Makeup Alley!"

NOTE: Caffeine is 2nd ingredient; camellia sinensis is green tea extract

Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum

4.1 /5

29 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, vitamin E, grape seed, white tea

"I [use] in the morning under sunscreen and my skin [is]happy with this creamy serum. It didn't oxidize in the 5 finish the bottle."

NOTE: pump can fail, requiring product to be scooped out

RX for brown skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum

4.4 /5

15 reviews

CONTAINS: pomegranate, green tea, grape seed

"Don't let the "For Brown Skin" part fool you...I am Hispanic and I have [light] olive skin...Hormones made my skin uneven and splotchy, and this has fixed that."

NOTE: at least 1 reports darkening of skin

Trilogy Age Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum

4.4 /5

16 reviews

CONTAINS: Green tea, vitamin E

"Just started my 3rd bottle. This is a great serum. Very light, spreads very easily onto clean skin and you can feel your skin firming. Great morning and night under your moisturiser."

CSI Vitamin C + 12% Youth Serum

4.4 /5

19 reviews


"This serum has only 2 ingredients, butylene glycol and l-ascorbic acid. Your ability the use this serum will depend almost entirely on if your skin tolerates butylene glycol or not. For many sensitives...this serum is [an] option."

Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Serum [DISCONTINUED]

4.2 /5

113 reviews

CONTAINS: Pomegranate, vitamin E

"i have sensitive/oily skin with rosacea. this serum is a godsend.i put it on at night and by the next morning my skin...has calmed down. it doesn't irritate my skin or cause...breakout[s]."

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid+Plus Retinol Brightening Solution

4.2 /5

33 reviews

CONTAINS: Ferulic Acid, retinol (vitamin A)

"After three months of use I do notice a difference. My skin produces less oil and my pores on t zone are less noticeable with less white heads. I am almost 40 years old and t zone behaves like teenage skin."

Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

4.1 /5

79 reviews

CONTAINS: Resveratrol, niacinamide

"I love some [PC products] and dislike others. This one I love ...absolutely lovely...It has a light texture, sinks in immediately, doesn't clog my pores and doesn't make me oily. I have repurchased many times..."

Trader Joe's Nourish Antioxident Facial Serum

3.7 /5

23 reviews

CONTAINS: Vitamin C, pomegranate, retinol (vitamin A), resveratrol, vitamin C, coffee seed, green tea, vitamin E

"The [rosacea] redness hasn't abated significantly but the [bumps have]."

NOTE: mixed reviews; those for whom it works say it's great

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