4.6 /519 reviews
CONCERN: lines, aging, dullness
"This is the first serum I've ever used that actually does what it says on the box...saw results in days, not weeks....my skin just looks...plumper, more even, less lined, brighter...it's more a subtle difference..."
4.8 /59 reviews
CONCERN: lifting/firming, line-filling
"...a thick silicone type serum that fills in any wrinkles or imperfections. I like putting it under my make up. It makes my face look smooth it makes my eyes and forehead feel lifted or tightened, in a good way."
4.7 /524 reviews
CONCERN: acne, lines, exfoliation
"...just amazing!...cheap...but the ingredients [are] top notch [non-comedogenic] and it is the right pH and concentration to actually work...I saw immediate results after one night. My skin is smoother and my blemishes
4.7 /526 reviews
CONCERN: multiple, including antioxidant protection, hydration
"Packed with an amazing combination of actives, vitamin c, l-carnosine, hyaluronic acid, EGF, sea kelp and more...new version is clear and doesn't oxidize(?)...[and is no longer gritty]."
4.3 /524 reviews
"...my skin is constantly hydrated. [A] few of my friends have commented...super light [texture that] dissolves [immediately]...after seeing the results, I completely think it's...worth it...[for] dry skin repair..."
4.6 /513 reviews
"For the price...the performance is pretty much perfect. My skin is...much more balanced and hydrated [with] no additional redness or breakouts so far...so I think I can safely say that it's pretty safe for the average person..."
4.6 /57 reviews
"I am in BIG trouble. I tried this serum, and now I am going to have to find a way to purchase this on a regular basis... $250 for 1oz of serum sounds INSANE...But honestly, the way my skin looked...the next day?...worth every penny."
4.5 /526 reviews
CONCERN: acne, lines, exfoliation
"Best retinol product on the market...I use every other night and my skin is smooth and fine lines are reduced especially around my eyes. Priced very [reasonably]..."
NOTE: silicone base
3.8 /512 reviews
CONCERN: eye area
"I am on my 7th or 8th bottle, and that's unusual for me. I am in my late 50s, and I don't think my eye area has aged at all since I started using this 2 years ago. I can use it all around my eyes without any irritation."
4.5 /524 reviews
CONCERN: soothing irritation, healing
"This...calm[s] any redness or irritation from peels and AHA s, and it keeps my skin moisturized enough [to avoid] unpleasant flakies. It hasn't led to any pimples or extra shine [on] my greasy, acne-prone skin."
4.4 /536 reviews
CONCERN: brightening, exfoliation, plumping
"This serum is refreshing, energizing, and softening. It makes my skin feel like silk, and my skin appears more even-toned...plus this serum includes Salicylic acid for exfoliation, and peptides for plumping."
4.4 /5191 reviews
CONCERN: hyperpigmentation, roughness
"I have not had any new spots, my dark circles under my eyes are barely noticeable, and my skin is smoother, my dark circles under my eyes are barely noticeable, and my skin is smoother, plumper..."
4.4 /523 reviews
CONCERN: dullness, unevenenss
"My complexion has become SO much brighter, firmer and just overall even toned. I have been getting compliments left and right."
NOTE: some experience breakouts w/ 20%, and use 15% from this line instead
4.4 /542 reviews
CONCERN: hydration, reducing inflammation
"It feels so nice when you put it on. But most importantly, the results - UH-MAZING! It just works - my skin feels dewy and balanced...makeup goes on better...[helped] eliminate my inflammation."
4.4 /57 reviews
"...easily absorbed. I have dry-combo skin and it feels like drinking water when putting it on. Then I apply the moisturizer to lock the water in...[it's] hydrating enough to use alone in summer."
NOTE: heavily perfumed
4.3 /529 reviews
CONCERN: inflammation; Vit C-intolerant
"I have tried about every antioxidant and vitamin c serum out there and either they would be cone based/break me out or my skin would be left a tad irritated/red. I love...that it is green tea based."
4.4 /514 reviews
"Excellent, anhydrous 12% vitamin C serum. Very stable for a L-ascorbic serum since it contains no water and is packaged in a tinted glass bottle with dropper. No fragrance. Amazingly inexpensive."
NOTE: contains butylene glycol
4.2 /531 reviews
CONCERN: acne, KP
"If you suffer from keratosis pilaris (those pesky red, goose bump looking things on upper arms, thighs) you must try this serum. [No other product has] worked so efficiently as this in only 2 applications."
4.1 /538 reviews
"Phenomenal moisturizer that by far surpasses...a considerable array of other moisturizers...I use it at nighttime...and wake up with perfectly hydrated skin. I have been purchasing it for several years now..."
NOTE: mixed results
4 /535 reviews
CONCERN: tone, texture, price
"While I don't think the results of Timeless are any different than other good vit C serums, the price is right."
NOTE: mixed reviews
4.1 /521 reviews
CONCERN: acne, texture
"It works to get rid of melasma and hyperpigmentation from acne!"
NOTE: love or hate
4.1 /511 reviews
CONCERN: multiple - acne, hyperpigmentation
"My pores look smaller and my skin is less oily. I haven't had any new breakouts in 3 weeks since starting this, which is pretty amazing. My skin is smoother and fine lines and sun spots are diminishing."
4.9 /510 reviews
NOTE: this serum - and those that follow - have great ratings, are still available, but haven't been reviewed in some time. Worth a look!
"This...definitely tightens and evens out my complexion."
4.7 /57 reviews
CONCERN: lifting, tightening
"...a great tightening serum that I use [daily] under my [moisturizer]. It does exactly what it claims, lifting my face and supporting the skin, [without] breaking me out."
4.7 /515 reviews
"This serum is amazing . Was so glad to see everyone else agrees . I'm quiet oily but I don't find this to rich or heavy it doesn't sit on top of my skin it's hydrates my dehydration and gives my skin a glow without looking oily."
4.6 /58 reviews
CONCERN: lack of glow
"This feels light and soothing, even cooling, and glides on. My cheek pores are tiny now and a month ago, during an overworked period, they were ragged. Keeps skin hydrated and silky."
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