I’ve been on a quest to find the ultimate serum to combat my hyper-pigmentation. Sun spots, uneven skin tone and brightening. I need help with it all! Vitamin C products have been on the market for a while, but which ones are actually effective?
What does Vitamin C do?
There are so many “power” ingredients in skincare products from snail mucin to bee venom and I’d rate Vitamin C as one of the best. A belief that is validated with a lot of research and agreed upon by many skincare experts. As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps combat the signs of ageing by brightening skin, evening out skin tone, improving texture, revitalising and is extremely hydrating.
Klairs is a Korean brand renowned for its powerful sensitive skincare line. Klair’s Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop UK
is an established favourite in the Korean skincare market and incredibly popular in the US. Beauty bloggers rave about the results this serum produces and after using it for four weeks, it was easy to see why. I was amazed to see the immediate results even just after one use and wanted to share my thoughts on a review for you. Straight away my skin looked more hydrated, brighter and healthier.
What’s in Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop?
If you take a look at the ingredients list (see below) then you’ll notice that Ascorbic Acid features towards the top. Ascorbic Acid is found within the Vitamin C complex so it’s good to see it feature so highly. Research has shown that Ascorbic Acid helps to even skin tone and firm up skin to make it look more youthful. There are other products on the market that claim to have very high concentrations of Vitamin C but don’t be sucked into the belief that the higher the concentration, the better the results. My skin has not always reacted well with products that boast very high levels of Vitamin C which I often find can sting my skin. Klairs Vitamin C serum UK
is effective but gentle, so it’s perfect if you also suffer with overly sensitive skin. Whilst there is concern over the shelf life of Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid has a shelf life of around two years which has enabled Klairs to bring out a stabilised Vitamin C serum. The ingredients list also shows many natural extracts which contain Vitamin C. It also contains Broccoli, a potent antioxidant which is good source of Vitamin A/Retinol, great for anti-ageing as it boosts the skin cell production.
Results after four weeks of use.
I started to use this serum for four weeks and whilst I saw the benefits straight away, it was the long term use where the results were so noticeable. My forehead is usually much darker than my cheeks due to sun damage and Asian heritage, but after use the colour between them looked more even. My sun spots appeared lighter, less noticeable and I can see the improvement in them every week. Apologies I don't have a before and after photo, but in the picture of my cheek above shows the results after four weeks. My freckles and sun spots are so much lighter and skin is more even. Overall my skin looked brighter, younger and fresher, I'm really pleased with the results! It was also more hydrated - using a serum everyday protects your skin, especially in this current cold dry weather. Overall I could tell the antioxidant properties of this serum had got to work on my skin, it’s a fantastic treatment for all skin types this winter especially those with sensitive skin. Klairs Vitamin C Drop UK
is very affordable at only £18.90, for the effective results it produces it’s no wonder it’s one of Buttermilk Skincare’s best sellers. I found a similar product by OSKIA, their Renaissance Brightlight Serum. The ingredients are incredibly similar to the Klairs Vitamin Drop except they charge £85 a bottle!
How to apply Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop
In the evening, as I always do, I start with a Korean double cleanse and tone with Aromatica’s Sea Daffodil Toner
which is also fantastic for sensitive skin. Klairs also have a sensitive skin toner, Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
. Apply a few drops of the Vitamin drop to your hands and gently tap into your skin. Patting the serum into your skin will ensure the Vitamin Drop
penetrates deep into your skin and absorbs well. Follow with your favourite Korean moisturiser, I’m currently using Missha’s Snail Renew Cream
. In the morning after single cleansing with Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser
, a great product that doesn’t disturb the PH of my skin, I tone and then just apply a drop to pat into my face before applying Aromatica’s Rose Fluid
to moisturise my skin.
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Full Ingredients List
Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid , Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract , Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract , Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil , Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH- Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol , Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol