Directions: Apply a small amount of this cream formula to face AM and PM, after application of water-based serums.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Dodecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglycerol-3 Diisostearate, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, nut-free, pH 6.50-7.50
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Elaina: a few months ago
As for providing moisture it does it's job. It's a bit heavy on the skin at application but absorbs well after several minutes. As for its brightening of the skin, I can't attest to that as of yet...I haven't noticed any difference other than better hydration. Time will tell.
Sarah: a few months ago
Compared to water-based vitamin C products, I find this a lot easier to use. Easy to dispense a small amount, absorbs quickly! Does not cause any irritation to my fairly sensitive skin. Not sure about the overall effectiveness yet, but I certainly don't have anything negative to say.
Heather: a few months ago
Hate the texture. Its like a zinc sunscreen or an ointment, greasy and white. A vitamin C product should go on after acids (and their waiting period) but before moisturizers. When the skin already feels greasy and heavy from this i don't feel the moisturizers can absorb as well and i can't layer as much on afterwards.
I haven't seen any brightening effects beyond those of my niacinimide/licorice results. I don't deny that vitamin C is beneficial to a skincare routine, this one just isn't pleasant enough for me to want to use daily.