Serumtologie Vitamin C serum 22 is a well formulated, reasonably priced Vitamin C serum. It contains 22% vitamin C in the stabilized form of sodium ascorbyl phosphate. Using stabilized vitamin C is important, since it’s much less likely to cause irritation for sensitive skin. It’s also less likely to oxidize and go orange-brown on you before the bottle is empty. Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant for skin since it does so many wonderful things. It helps lighten dark spots, tightens skin, and provides an overall brightening effect. It can help repair sun damage, signs of aging, collagen depletion, and acne scarring. Vitamin C also helps prevent sun damage from occurring in the first place by boosting spf effectiveness. Just always make sure to apply sunscreen on top of your vitamin C serum.
This serum also contains 5% hyaluronic acid for hydration, 1% ferulic acid as an antioxidant, and 1% vitamin E to nourish and repair skin. The serum comes in a dark blue dropper-style bottle. The dark colour of the glass bottle help to protect the serum ingredients from light degradation.
Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water) with an infusion of Organic Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), and Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid (L-Arginine), d-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
I have gone through a couple bottles of this serum already, and the fact that I have actually repurchased it says a lot. I rarely ever purchase anything more than once. I’ve noticed an overall brightening and evening of my skintone since I’ve been using it. It has a nice light texture that soaks in to skin quite well without leaving any residue or film and it layers well with other products. It is a colourless, translucent liquid slightly thicker than water. It’s best if you give it a minute or so to fully absorb before applying moisturizer/sunscreen over top.
Serumtologie Vitamin C serum 22 is a great option for sensitive skin, since it contains no added fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, or dyes. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.
A 1.15oz bottle is $35USD, available on Amazon.