Review: Purito Vitamin C Serum
This was one of the vitamin c serums I tried out during the summer. It’s Purito Vitamin C Serum. This vitamin c serum contains 5% ascorbic acid. The purpose of this serum is to brighten the skin, even out the skin tone, help fade the appearance of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, improve dullness and loss of firmness. In turn, making the skin look more healthy and radiant. It also contains sodium hyaluronate to provide adequate moisture to the skin. This vitamin c serum comes in a dark brown bottle to protect the ingredients from sunlight. Everything looks good about this vitamin c serum. It also comes in a 2 fl. oz. bottle! It wasn’t too expensive either. I’ve used Purito Vitamin C Serum for 4 months already. I think I’m due for a review on it. Here’s my experience with this product! 🙂
This vitamin c serum bottle is sealed before using. It comes with a pump applicator. When dispensed, the product itself is yellow. 😑 I really don’t like it when a vitamin c serum is yellow in color when it’s new, upon opening. It’s like they’re trying to hide something. This makes me worried that the product has already been oxidized, so it’s useless, and the skin won’t benefit from it. After saying that, let’s take a look at the ingredients. It contains sodium hyaluronate, 5% ascorbic acid, niacinamide, adenosine, and a bunch of extracts. I’ve also noticed that a lot of skin care products I’ve been using contain 1,2-hexanediol. I wonder if it’s a problem for my skin too. The last two essences I stopped using contained this ingredient. They are Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. 1,2-hexanediol is a just a moisture binding humectant. But, maybe my skin just doesn’t like it. I’m really not sure. Ever since I stopped using those products, my skin is doing so much better. Just an observation. I’ll have to give it more time to see what’s going on. I know for sure my facial skin really hates propanediol. lol. It ruins my skin to the core. 😭 It’s also in a ton of skin care products.
On the box, it says to use the serum within 3 months after unsealing. Since that’s the case, I used it in the morning and at night. It also says to store the bottle in the fridge. I didn’t store mine in the fridge, but I placed it in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight to prevent the product from oxidizing. I hope that’s good enough. That’s what I usually do to my vitamin c serums anyways. They all turn out fine.
With Purito Vitamin C Serum, I use 1 pump for the whole face. I think that’s more than enough. I don’t think it’s necessary to use any more than that. It’ll just be a waste of product. haha. So the serum feels thicker compared to the average serum, but it glides over the skin smoothly. It feels like jelly to me. It leaves the skin feeling well-conditioned, soft, and smooth. I actually really like the texture of this serum. It’s one of the more moisturizing vitamin c serums I’ve used. It does a great job at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles too. Leaving my skin feeling nice and firm.
After using the serum for 4 months, it didn’t help brighten my overall complexion or fade acne marks. Well, I didn’t notice any brightening effect. I think 4 months is a good amount of time to see results. And I didn’t see any of that besides it leaving my skin feeling very hydrated. Thanks hyaluronic acid! 😘 But I had to stop using this vitamin c serum. It was for a very good reason too. The serum stained my skin orange every time I used it. I think it oxidized. Perhaps before? Since it was yellow. As I continued to use it and reached halfway through the bottle, the serum looked even more yellow-orange. I thought I was imagining things until I took some photos of my face and noticed that it looked like I had a fake tan going on. Well, that’s too bad. Not sure if it caused breakouts, since I was using a bunch of skin care products during this time, but I loved how it hydrated my skin wonderfully. It’s a very moisturizing vitamin c serum! Walking around looking like an oompa loompa is not my thing. haha. So, this vitamin c serum isn’t for me.
Freshly, sealed out-of-box Purito Vitamin C Serum. ☺
Pros & Cons
- Contains 5% ascorbic acid (vitamin c)
- Contains hyaluronic acid (second ingredient!)
- Very moisturizing
- Comes in a dark bottle to prevent ingredients from oxidizing
- Comes in a 2 fl. oz. bottle
- Affordable compared to other vitamin c serums
- Made my skin orange 🍊
- Oxidized quickly even with proper storage
- Feels sticky on the skin
- The serum is yellow upon opening. I wonder if it has already been oxidized before using. 🤔😔
I really wished Purito Vitamin C Serum worked, but there were many aspects about this serum that I didn’t like. It’s awesome that it comes in a 2 fl. oz. dark bottle to prevent ingredients from oxidizing, and it’s an affordable vitamin c product. But, this vitamin c serum starts off yellow (sealed). It makes it difficult to tell if the product has been oxidized or not. It makes it hard to trust this product. Also, I didn’t notice any brightening benefits, such as evening out the skin tone, fading acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. That is the main reason why I purchased this vitamin c serum in the first place. The only thing it’s good at is moisturizing the skin. In the end (lol), it turned me into an oompa loompa. 😂 It gave me a really bad fake tan. So there’s something going on with this serum. I don’t think the formula is that great as they make it out to be. After this experience, I can’t recommend it. There are better vitamin c serums out there that won’t turn the whole face orange. I’m still laughing about it because everyone else noticed it too. hahahah.
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I tried Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop again.
Since I’m halfway done with Yeouth Vitamin C & E Serum (review here), I decided to give a vitamin c serum with a lower concentration of ascorbic acid a shot. I chose what I have, lol. It’s Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. The good reviews are getting to me! It should work! 😂 So Dear Klairs contains 5% ascorbic acid. I’ve been using it on my body for about 4 months (moving on to 5 months soon) after using it on my facial skin for a few weeks. Even after nearing 5 months, I still have a lot of product left. This stuff seems to last forever, lol. The serum is still clear. It hasn’t oxidized one bit. Maybe it’s not too bad after all? Hmm. Since it only contains 5% ascorbic acid, it should be less irritating compared to the higher concentrations that I have. My skin is feeling a bit sensitive right now but not too sensitive. I’m looking for something that isn’t too strong but effective enough to give me some results. My skin is looking kind of dull and lifeless. I need something to make it glow. So I thought I would give this vitamin c serum another chance. Here’s my experience with Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop once again. haha.
Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is exactly how it was before. The serum feels oily on the skin, which scared me a bit. I continued to use it regardless. I had hope that it could work. Everything went well the first night. Since my skin felt a bit dry, the oiliness of the serum wasn’t too bad. It actually left my skin feeling hydrated. It smoothed over my skin nicely. And I really liked how it felt on my skin. At that moment, I really thought it could work out in the end. The next morning, I enjoyed using the serum. It helped keep my skin lightly hydrated as much as it can. It’s not the most hydrating feeling, but it was nice to have something new in my routine that moisturizes my skin just a little bit. And this serum did just that. I didn’t have any issues with it until nighttime. I looked at my skin and noticed large pores on my forehead and nose. I also noticed some blackheads on my forehead. I rarely ever get blackheads in that location unless a product is breaking me out. So! I stopped using Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop right then and there.
Yep, Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop broke me out. I’m really happy that I caught it before the breakouts went nuts. I usually keep using products until I know it’s the problem (or I just have too much faith that it might work!). But this time, I just stopped using it because I didn’t have these breakouts before I started to use the serum again. Well, it looks like this serum causes my skin to break out in acne. Honestly, I really thought it could work this time around. I took a look at the ingredients beforehand and afterwards. But, you know, sometimes I just try out products even though it contains an ingredient that I know is pore-clogging or could potentially clog pores. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Unfortunately, this vitamin c serum didn’t work. So, this vitamin c serum contains Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract. It’s a fermented ingredient. I’ve used fermented ingredients before that broke me out. Benton Fermentation Essence is one of them. It doesn’t contain the same fermented ingredients (galactomyces, bifida) as Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, but the breakouts look very similar. It’s just a thought. Maybe my skin can’t handle fermented ingredients.
Looks like the second time isn’t a charm. I’m going to have to let this vitamin c serum go. It didn’t work for me.
More reviews on vitamin c serums right here.