By now we have all known that vitamin C is not only good for the body but also for the skin. It is an ingredient that’s good both topically and nutritionally. According to theempoweredme, Vitamin C serum helps reverse lines and wrinkles as well as preventing them. One of the main benefits of vitamin C is that it boosts collagen production. Collagen is a protein that makes your skin more elastic and youthful looking. As people age, collagen production drops resulting in wrinkles and fine lines that make them appear older. Luckily, increasing this protein reverses the natural effects of aging and prevents your skin from sagging in the first place. Vitamin C Serum also helps even out your skin tone and brightens your complexion. If you suffer from uneven skin, discoloration, or under eye circles, you’ll notice a difference once you start applying this antioxidant.
I started using vitamin C serum last year with Jumiso. This year I got to try Neogen and it gives quite an impression to me.
This is a super potent vitamin C serum is supposed to help brighten up the skin tone by diminishing the appearance of photo damage, providing radiant and luminous skin.
Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid(12ppm), Citric Acid, Octyldodeceth-16, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coptis Japonica Extract, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate(0.1ppm), Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool
According to the box, the actives in this serum are Vitamin C 10% and Vita C Acerola-plex 12%. I love that the second ingredient is Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate because it is a stable form of vitamin c so it means less risk for irritation. This serum also contains niacinamide (it’s the 5th ingredient so the percentage is quite high?) citrus fruit extracts and vitamin complex (Vitamin E, Vitamin B5) that all work together to brighten and firm the appearance of skin for healthy-looking complexion. According to Neogen, this vitamin C serum helps produce collagen synthesis, protect skin from oxidative damages, improve appearance of fragile and dull skin and also prevents skin from further troubles and breakouts.
Texture and Smell
The smell is not strong nor distinctive so I have to sniff closely to detect the light citrusy scent.
This is a very pale yellow serum, feels quite lightweight with some viscosity to it but it’s only a bit thicker than water.
My skin feels a little tacky at first as I spread it on the face but the finish is not sticky at all. It has a bit of a slip and leaves no filmy residue. It dries off semi matte so you need to add hydration to this if you have a super dry skin. I don’t expect this serum to be hydrating too because I can always use a hydrating toner or moisturiser with it.
First and foremost, the formulation and the texture really wowed me. The fact that they use a stable form of vitamin c but also include ascorbic acid is something that I find really great and shows how they are trying to reach a balance between efficacy and skin-friendliness. There are also barrier-friendly ingredients in this such as panthenol and hyaluronic acid. It is hard to achieve a well-balanced formulation so when they come up with this concoction it really impresses me.
So glad that this doesn’t irritate me at all. I experience no bad reaction to this, not even any redness or drying effect. I love how it sinks in completely with no residue, making it easy to layer other products after. I have no worries about having to use heavy moisturiser or products. I also use this both in the AM and PM. I use this AM and PM, there’s no burn or tanned effect observed like how some people feared but this is me. I can’t say so for other people because each individual skin is not the same.
I have been using it for a month now and I love how it evens out my complexion, enhances glow, and make my face look more awake. My acne are kept at bay too even though I still get a few pustules on my period.
As for the scars, I can see that both old and fresh scars are still there. For dark brown scars (old ones) they still seem the same to me but for red scars (new ones) some have vanished while most are a lot lightened. I am so excited to observe how this performs in longer use in the future and I will update on this post.
This is also great for both minimal and longer routines because it layers well with all of my products without any pilling or pore-clogging effect.
My rate: 5/5
Everything about this makes me so satisfied and I have no complain.
Will I repurchase? Definitely!!