There’s just a few things you need to think of when using a Vitamin C Serum. Are your first tiny lines about to appear? Red spots, scars and discoloration drive you insane? You want your birth-face back? Well, me too. I’ve found a very good combat companion against premature ageing in Vitamin C serums. Vitamin C is, as you may still remember from school, an antioxidant. It combats those free radicals and stabs those skin cells in their butt so they produce collagen. Vitamin C is essential for your body, and it possesses quite pleasant side-effects for your skin too. No, please don’t rub lemon slices on your face.
Secondly, if you happen to be a human or a guinea pig, you cannot make your own Vitamin C from glucose, you need to ingest it through your diet. As mentioned above, it plays a vital part in collagen synthesizing. Collagen is present in almost every tissue in our body, from head to toe, collagen is everywhere. It plays an important role in regenerating other antioxidants such as Vitamin E.
Just wash your face and apply on a not completely dry face to ease application. If you apply too much, it may oxidize on your skin and leave you with orangey brownish blotchy skin. If you feel really uncomfortable leaving it on your skin throughout the day, you can let it sit on your face for 25 min (at least) and remove the excess with a cotton pad.
Application routines should always be from thinnest to thickest.
First time users might feel a stinging sensation or a slight redness of the skin. For all matters it should be bearable and not make you feel like you want to rip off your skins’ face. If it burns too much and leaves you in serious pain, please refrain from using it and switch to a less potent formula. Klairs formula ‘only’ contains 5% l-ascorbic acid, which is, compared to many other products very low in concentration. I personally recommend it for everyone trying vitamin c serum for the first time. You can always build up the concentration of your serum if you feel like it isn’t doing it’s designated job. Also, vitamin c can be ‘stored’ inside your skin for up to 72 hours, hence I recommend application every 2-3 days, depending on environmental exposure.
It might take weeks before you see any significant changes, especially if your aim is to lighten acne scars. I’ve seen fast results because my skin loves skin care products but not me. It’s cheating on me all the time, you know.
I’ve relatively soon noticed that tiny red pimples don’t stand a chance against a good dose of vit c serum. Also that annoying redness in the crease of your nose is a thing of the past if you use your serum regularly. I have a lot and I mean a lot, of discoloration on my chin and neck area due to my hypertrychosis. I have very thin and sensitive skin and hairs grow-in fairly easy and very frequently, also usually in the same spots, which leads to infection, which leads to scarring, which can become hyperpigmented. I have a 5 o’clock shadow consisting of scars. My life is a mess. But vitamin c is nice, it donates its electrons to neutralize those nasty free radicals.
I have fine lines on my front head because I love to raise my brows. Their texture has improved so much that I almost feel like they are gone.
As I never or rarely wear foundation, it’s a big concern to me how my skin looks, and I feel like my hard work paid off quite well, it’s more unified, radiant and bouncy (lol).
I used the serum in combination with the Centella Blemish Ampoule by COSRX. It worked really well.
What I especially love about the KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Serum is that it doesn’t smell like a goddamn perfume store. You know about my non-existing love for smelly garbage products. I love the warm feeling it gives me as soon as I apply it and as I only use it in the evening I never have problems with blotchy skin or residue build ups.
I hope this was somewhat helpful to understand the way Vitamin C serums work in general and how to use them.
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Have you ever thought of putting wine on your face? No? Me neither. The consistency makes it a bit difficult. I’d rather just drink it and complain to my girl friends about stupid boys and later have a guilt trip for no reason at all. I’m wandering off, I’m sorry.
Long time no glow talk. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about an ancient remedy which has been a steady ingredient in many K-Beauty products over the past years: Propolis. The ancient Greek citadel? No… Not Acropolis. Hydrating, soothing and a powerful weapon against acne and oily skin are only a few good things about Propolis. Keep on reading why Propolis is the employee of the month when it comes to many skin care ingredients. Let’s talk about honey, honey.