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Review: Melano CC Vitamin C Essence (empty)

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Melano CC Vitamin C Essence

Another vitamin c serum that I’ve been using along side The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% <<< review! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to do a review on this vitamin c serum! I thought I would wait until I finish the whole tube!

About Melano CC Vitamin C Essence:

Review:

I finished my first tube of Melano CC Vitamin C Essence in about 3.5ish months! I started using it after The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%. I thought, why not? It has really good reviews on it! A combo of vitamin c products from The Ordinary and Melano CC Essence will do. 👍🏻 Here are my thoughts on Melano CC Vitamin C Essence!

The packaging is amazing! It’s sealed shut, so the active ingredient is protected. All you have to do is snip the tip of the spout open, and you’re set to go! No spillage. Nothing like that. Love!! When dispensing the product, give the tube a good squeeze. The product comes out in single droplets. I use about 3-5 drops. Not only for my face. I apply it to my décolletage too. It feels a bit oily (not too oily) when applied to the skin. It absorbs into the skin well. What I do is gently pat it into my skin. It doesn’t leave any oily residue behind. So I started using this product twice a day. I realized that was a waste of product. Vitamin c only needs to be applied once a day for it to be effective. I haven’t noticed miraculous changes in my skin by using it twice a day. For me, once a day is good enough for benefits. Any more than that, it’s just a waste. So I only use it in the morning, once a day.

With this product, I didn’t see results right away. It’s not a quick fix. I was/am also using another skin brighteninig product too (The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%). It could’ve been a combination of the two. Who knows. All I know is that it took time for my skin to brighten up. After 3.5 months, I can see my skin evening out just by a little bit. Some acne scars lightened. They’re not gone yet. I can see a slight change in my overall complexion . I’ll take that as a good sign. If you’re using this to lighten freckles, it didn’t work for me. I wasn’t trying to lighten freckles to begin with but get rid of acne scars and give my skin a more brighter, luminous appearance. It’s just an observation that I wanted to point out. 🙂 Currently, these two are my to go-to vitamin c products. Looks like it’s working. Surely but slowly. They don’t clog my pores. My skin doesn’t appear irritated or red after using them. 👍🏻 Even if I didn’t have acne scars to fade, I would still use these products. They’re good antioxidants with anti-aging benefits. They’re also affordable, and I’ve spent a good amount of money on high end vitamin c products before. I’m going to wait it out a little longer and continue to use these vitamin c products. I’ll make another update soon! So far, so good. 🙂

P.S. I know I ended up using both around the same time, so it’s hard to tell which one works. My skin is working with both. I hope this review helped. ♥

More reviews on The Ordinary skin care:

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% Serum, Day 1

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 1

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 2

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 3

The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution, First Night

The Ordinary Skin Products Did Not Work for Me + Reviews

The Ordinary Niacinamide Zinc Serum

Update on The Ordinary AHA 3% BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Review: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

Review: The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

Review: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Review: The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

Review: The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

Review: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Updated Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

Review: The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%

Review: The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%

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The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%

I have another product from The Ordinary! It’s Pycnogenol 5%. I’m about halfway done with the bottle, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it!

About The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%:

Review:

I’ve been using this product for 2.5 months. I started off using it in the morning and at night, but I only use it in the morning now. Actually, for a while now. Using it twice a day was a waste. I think once a day is more than enough. Also, it comes in a 15 ml bottle. It’s a tiny bottle. So not a lot of product. I picked this up just because. I wanted to try something new from The Ordinary.

What do I think about it?

After 2.5 months, I honestly haven’t noticed any changes in my skin. As the product states, it’s supposed to rejuvenate the skin, enhance skin hydration and elasticity, protects proteins from degradation, nourish from the inside out, scavenges free radicals, and so on. It has a lot of claims, and they all sound amazing! But, unfortunately, like I said, I haven’t noticed changes in my skin. I think it’s one of those products I’m going to continue to use just because until I get to the point that I don’t think I need it anymore. I mean, I know what the main ingredient in this product can do. It hasn’t damaged my skin. My skin looks good (from other skin care products). I’m just going to hope that one day I’ll notice a positive change in my skin or maintain good skin with it in my routine. I’m neutral about this product right now. At least it didn’t break me out or clog my pores. I’ll make a new update when I finish the whole bottle, or when I see any changes in my skin. We’ll see what happens in the future. Stay tuned for another review! 🙂

More reviews on The Ordinary skin care:

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% Serum, Day 1

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 1

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 2

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, Day 3

The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution, First Night

The Ordinary Skin Products Did Not Work for Me + Reviews

The Ordinary Niacinamide Zinc Serum

Update on The Ordinary AHA 3% BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Review: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

Review: The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

Review: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Review: The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

Review: The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

Review: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Updated Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

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