Review: The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%
I’ve been meaning to get to another The Ordinary skin care product. I’ve tried almost all of them. Well, many of the popular ones. This time, I’m here to talk about The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%! I’ve gone through a couple of bottles in the past years. Yes, years, lol. It’s been that long, haha. They seem to last forever too. So this serum is a powerhouse of two antioxidants, Resveratrol (3%) and Ferulic Acid (3%). Resveratrol and ferulic acid helps to improve dark spots, skin elasticity, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I was really interested in this product just because of these two particular ingredients, the benefits, and the price point of the product. Just like all of the other The Ordinary skin care products, it was super cheap. From what I remember, less than 10 bucks for a bottle. I really wanted to add some antioxidants that are truly effective into my skin care routine that wasn’t vitamin c. This seems to be it. It looks like it could work. Also, this was one of the many The Ordinary products that I was very excited for! Well, after knocking out a couple of bottles of The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, here are my thoughts on this product!
I used this serum in combination with The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%. Ferulic acid helps to boost the effects of other antioxidants. In this case, ascorbic acid (vitamin c). I used it in the morning and at night. So this serum is a light golden color. It feels oily on the skin (uh oh) like all of the other The Ordinary skin care products I’ve tried. It doesn’t absorb into the skin well. It leaves an oily film, residue on the skin after application. Feels like there’s a thin layer of product sitting on my skin. I didn’t like that at all. Even though I loved the active ingredients in this product, the overall formulation of the product wasn’t up to par to my liking or my skin type. It feels like it just sits on top of the skin. Leaving my skin feeling oily but drying my skin out over time. Also, after years of using this serum, I couldn’t tell if it was doing anything for my skin. I didn’t see improvements in the condition of my skin. It didn’t help with dark spots, skin elasticity, or fine lines and wrinkles. Nothing at all. Maybe the formula isn’t for me? It contains propanediol (just like the other The Ordinary skin care products I’ve used). Unfortunately, with this serum, I broke out in blackheads and closed comedones as well. Sadly, when I was using this serum, I didn’t think it was the serum causing the breakouts. I was too caught up in the ingredients that I overlooked what it was truly doing to my skin. And that is, clogging my pores and drying it out. Once I removed the serum, my skin slowly cleared up. So, it looks like The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% isn’t suitable for my skin type. Looking at the ingredients, it contains only 3 ingredients. They are propanediol, resveratrol, and ferulic acid. Seems harmless but the propanediol really messed everything up. This product isn’t for me along with the other The Ordinary skin care products that have this specific ingredient. 🤷🏻♀️
Pros & Cons
- Contains 3% Resveratrol and 3% Ferulic Acid
- Feels oily on the skin
- Leaves a thin film behind on the skin after application
- Doesn’t truly absorb into the skin. That explains that oily feeling.
- Breakouts (blackheads, closed comedones)
- Makes fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable
- No results
- Dries out the skin
Here goes another The Ordinary skin care product that didn’t work on my face. 😂 There’s been so many of them that ruined my skin. This one goes on the list. The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% made my skin break out in blackheads and closed comedones. Made my skin feel and look oily. It eventually dried my skin out in the end. No wonder why my under eyes looked so dried and wrinkled when I was using it. Looking back, I can’t believe I continued to use it and kept it in my skin care routine. Such regrets. It was one of the last The Ordinary skin care products I removed and noticed a huge improvement in my acne right away. I love the ingredients in this product (resveratrol and ferulic acid) besides propanediol, lol. That ingredient is the devil to my skin. It’s everywhere in The Ordinary products, and it causes havoc in my skin! I hope they would use something else because it’s not working for me. Even though this serum didn’t work on my face, I still like using it on my body. I would only purchase it again to use on my body but not my face. It works for that purpose. So it looks like I’ll have to find another product that contains resveratrol and ferulic acid. This one was just terrible.
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. 😂