Brightening Up My Skin With A New SerumI‘m pretty new to incorporating serums into my skincare regime and I’ve especially wanted to use more by way of Vitamin C what with how it reduces hyper-pigmentation and aids overall skin brightness. So having the opportunity to try the Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum* came at just the right time.
As well as Vitamin C, this serum contains hyaluronic acid, marine collagen and rose oil. 100% cruelty free, it promises all the skincare benefits you would look for from brighter, plump and hydrated skin; to reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars and hyper-pigmentation. What’s more, there’s enough of each ingredient to maximise the effects.
To really reap the benefits of using this serum, the recommendation is to use 3 to 5 drops twice daily. However, although it is meant to serve as a great primer for makeup, I already have that area covered and instead stick to using this at night.
I was a little apprehensive about the high Vitamin C content, especially after hearing that it can cause redness and irritation but luckily I didn’t have any problems in this department. The pipette applicator makes application super easy and in terms of consistency, I’d say it’s neither overly runny nor thick. There is, however, a slight tackiness left on the skin which does disappear but something to be mindful of – provided you don’t use too much, it does absorb into the skin fairly quickly.
“overall there is a smoothness and brightness to my skin….”
Over time I’ve noticed the dry patches on my skin have reduced. More importantly, the hyper-pigmentation around my chin and mouth is less visible which normally in the summer, no matter how good I am with SPF, always makes more of an appearance. It’s hard to say whether any wrinkles have reduced (I don’t think I have too many), but overall there is a smoothness and brightness to my skin that makes makeup application as well as the overall finish of my skin a lot better.
Whilst I wouldn’t label this holy grail, it is a good serum that even if used occasionally leaves some long-lasting benefits to the skin. Something to take into consideration though is that you only get 20ml of product for £29.95 so it is somewhat on the pricey side. That said, if you want a serum with a high concentration of active ingredients, then this product is ideal. I also think the addition of collagen makes this stand out from some of the other serums on the market.
Whilst I have been enjoying using this beautifully packaged serum, a repurchase probably isn’t on the cards just yet. Mostly because I do like to try difference things but I will most certainly be using up what I have and it’s something I would consider revisiting at a later stage.
If you are interested and want to find out more you can check out their website here.
So what do you think….and what serums have you been using lately? x