Vitamin C in pure form. SkinCeuticals’ Serum 15 is, in my opinion, the best and most versatile vitamin C on the retail market. This vitamin C serum is a pure, gel-like serum that contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C).
I have seen others with a higher percentage of vitamin C, but they’ve all been thick lotions, which don’t absorb as clean. (Read Why Using A Serum vs. A Lotion Matters for more information.)
The SkinCeuticals Serum 15 AOX+ comes in a small brown bottle with a dropper. At night, you simply apply a thin layer after washing your face. If your face feels sticky, you’ve used a little too much.
- When you begin using Vitamin C, it will tingle, maybe even sting a little. This goes away as your skin becomes accustomed to the product.
- Apply at night before bed.
- For more effectiveness, use a Clarisonic Skin Care Brush to exfoliate the skin before applying vitamin C. Your product will absorb better, penetrate deeper and will be more effective to the anti-aging process.
- Vitamin C is effective at building elastin and collagen, clearing up blemishes, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and giving you that glow.
I have tried at least 10 other vitamin C serums and I can’t say that I saw a noticable difference when I used them. Whenever I switch back to the SkinCeuticals Serum, I see a difference within a matter of days. My skin is smoother, tighter and has a more even tone.
When someone asks me how to clear up their combination skin, this product and Aminogenesis Photolagen-AGF are always in the mix.
Highly recommended and worth the splurge – it runs around $85 a bottle that lasts you 6-8 months. Believe me it’s worth it! SkinCeuticals Serum 15 AOX+, 1oz, $79.50