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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Review: Timeless Vitamin C Serum
I’m always on the search for a good, effective vitamin c serum to add to my skin care routine. I haven’t found one that works on my skin yet. This product right here, Timeless Vitamin C Serum, has so many glowing reviews. I had to try it out myself to see if it’s worth the hype. It utilizes l-ascorbic acid (20% vitamin c) along with vitamin e and ferulic acid. I’ve also been searching for a good ferulic acid serum that my skin likes. This vitamin c serum happens to have both vitamin c and ferulic acid. That’s awesome! The purpose of this serum is to brighten the skin, build collagen, and even out the skin tone. I purchased it mainly to brighten my skin and to help fade some stubborn acne scars or any other discolorations that I have. But the other benefits (anti-aging) are welcome just as well. This serum is paraben-free, contains no fragrance and dye (yay!), and it’s cruelty-free. 👍🏻 Love it! I must say, I was really excited about this vitamin c serum. It seems like a very promising product that would deliver. I was really hoping that it would work. My skin was looking a bit dull and needed something to brighten it up and make it look more lively and glowy. So I’ve had this serum for a couple of months now. Did it work? Did Timeless Vitamin C Serum do what it’s supposed to do? What were the results? Well, I’m here to share my experience on this vitamin c serum! Keep on reading…
When I first dispensed the serum into my palm, I noticed that it smelled funny. I can’t pinpoint what it smells like, but it’s weird. Maybe a plastic smell to it. Citrus? It’s a mixture of those things, lol. I was able tolerate it, so it wasn’t a big issue. The product comes out liquidy, colorless (when I first purchased it). Keep in mind that this serum oxidizes very fast, so try using it daily if you can. That’s what I tried to do. I used it in the morning and at night. I also made sure to store this serum in a dark, cool place away from light to prevent the product from oxidizing quick. The texture of the serum is light, runny, and it feels very nice applying it to the skin. It smooths over the skin without much effort. Just pat it into the skin, and you’re all set! After application, I noticed that the serum made my skin look softer and smoother. I noticed an improvement in texture right away. I was stunned and so happy! After a couple of days of using this serum, my skin looked brighter and glowed. I saw the effects of this serum faster than expected. Within a few days!! As for acne scars, it helped to fade them within a month. Not entirely but I noticed that my acne scars weren’t as noticeable as before. They were, in fact, lighter. There were improvements. 😊 My first impression of this product was really good! I loved the results! It worked! I was ecstatic with what I was seeing! Now let’s move on to the next month.
After using Timeless Vitamin C Serum for 2 months, I was still seeing the brightening effect, but my skin was drying out just a little bit. I mean, it is a 20% vitamin c serum (l-ascorbic acid) after all. It’s definitely a concentrated vitamin c serum. So I had to decrease my use to only mornings. The results were pretty much the same when I was using it twice a day (morning and night). Not much of a difference. I couldn’t tell anyways. Just that I had one less product to use in my evening skin care routine. lol. After seeing visible results with this serum, I thought I could make it a staple in my routine. Compared to other vitamin c serums I have used, the results were spectacular. I could visually see a change in my skin. My skin looked brighter, felt softer. Skin tone was more even. Skin texture was the best it has ever been! I’ve never experienced results like this from a vitamin c serum before! It was awesome! My skin responded very well to this vitamin c serum. But, unfortunately, I started to noticed breakouts out of nowhere. 😟 Yep, that just had to happen. Ugh! I noticed blackheads and closed comedones. That’s when my hopes to keep this serum in my routine went downhill. I knew it was the vitamin c serum causing the breakouts. Even though the results were really good, and the product feels lightweight on the skin, I noticed that it left a thin film on my skin. I think that’s where the problem lies. The serum just sat on top of my skin. Whenever a product does that to my skin, it’s a no-go. It won’t work, so I stopped using it immediately. The breakouts eventually disappeared.
Another vitamin c serum down… 😭
This is what the vitamin c serum bottle looks like without the cap. It’s a 1 fl. oz. pump bottle. Very easy to use and very easy to dispense the product out. It’s not messy at all but be aware that this serum can leak out and oxidize. That’s what happened to me. 😔
Pros & Cons
- Contains vitamin c in the form of l-ascorbic acid (20%)
- Contains vitamin e, ferulic acid, and sodium hyaluronate
- Brightens the skin
- Evens out the skin tone
- Softens the skin
- Helps with acne marks, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Improves the skin texture. Makes it look smoother and more refined.
- One of the most effective vitamin c serums I’ve used! It works!
- Breakouts. Leaves a film on the skin. Blackheads, closed comedones.
- Expensive yet effective
Timeless Vitamin C Serum delivers in terms of brightening, evening out the skin tone, and fading acne marks. It also helps to refine the skin texture. My skin felt so soft and smooth. I loved it so much! Too bad it had to do bad things to my skin, such as giving me blackheads and closed comedones. I noticed that my nose had more blackheads. It looked like a strawberry. 🍓 I was very disappointed and sad when that happened. This is possibly the one of the most effective vitamin c serums that I have used. It does what it’s supposed to do minus the breakouts (haha!). It actually helped improve the overall condition of my skin. Well! Since it breaks me out, I’m unable to keep it around. It’s not worth it when it gives me awful acne in the end. It’s time to let it go and move on to something else that my skin likes. 😂