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: iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream
I’ve been eyeing this eye cream for a while. 👀 Thought I’d pick one up just to see if it’s any good. I’ve used a couple of serums from this brand here and there and thought I would give the eye cream a try. The purpose of this eye cream is to help improve skin texture and skin elasticity. It contains Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, and Idebenone. These ingredients help provide moisture to the skin, brighten the skin, improve dark under eye circles, and prevent dullness. The majority of iUNIK skin care products I have used have been moisturizing and full of skin-loving ingredients. This eye cream seems like it would work very well on the skin around my eyes just based on the ingredients alone. It looks like it could be a good product. Well, is it a good product? Did it work? So I was able to finish a whole tube of iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream within 4 months. I can’t believe it either. Yay! 🎉 After 4 months of using this eye cream, here are my thoughts on it!
This product is a cream. It feels rich and thick but doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. It’s soft and smooth. Glides under the eyes smoothly, gently, and effortlessly. It provides intense moisture around the eyes. I love it for that. I always end my skin care routine with this eye cream because it provides so much freaking moisture. The skin around my eyes love it. So this eye cream is very gentle on the skin. I didn’t experience any redness or irritation. It doesn’t absorb quickly, but it eventually does. All you need to do is gently pat the product into the skin. Let the rest sink into the skin. After application, the product soothes, moisturizes, and really truly does help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It won’t get rid of them, but it helps to diminish them by providing a good amount of moisture to the skin. It’s all about the moisture that it provides! It does an awesome job at that! My under eye area is never left dehydrated with this eye cream. I’m in loooveeee!! 🥰
On the product, it does state that this eye cream can be used on the eyes and the face. I haven’t tried it on my face. I feel that the texture of the product is too heavy for my facial skin. I’ll probably end up breaking out in acne if I used it on my face. So I’ve only used it as an eye cream and neck cream. I prefer to use it only as an eye cream because the tube is pretty small. It’s only 30 mL. Given the size, it’s more of an eye cream than a neck/face cream. As an eye cream, the results have been pretty good so far, and I’ve tried so many eye creams out there. It’s so rich and creamy. It gives my under eyes so much moisture that it’s been lacking from other skin care products. Even though it did a great job at providing moisture, I haven’t noticed any brightening on my dark under eye circles. I can’t tell if it did. All I know is that it has helped with moisturizing, fine lines, and wrinkles. Just because of that, I can see myself using this for a very long time. This eye cream is going to remain a staple until something else better comes along. Can’t wait to open a new tube! 🍾
A new tube of iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream! It’s sealed! 🙂
A drop of eye cream. 💧
Pros & Cons
- Very moisturizing on the skin around the eyes
- Can be used as an eye cream or/and face cream (if you don’t have clog-prone skin)
- Helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Doesn’t brighten the eye area. Well, I haven’t noticed anything yet.
It looks like iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream made it into my skin care routine! 🤗 This is one of my favorite eye creams so far. It’s rich, moisturizing, and helps with fine lines and wrinkles. No brightening effect on my dark under eye circles yet. Just not yet, lol. I hope I’ll see something with the next tube I open. But I’ve been looking for something that improves my under eyes for so long. Look no further! This stuff is amazing. For the price, it makes it even better. It’s even better than Clinique All About Eyes, and it’s more affordable. One downside when it comes to this product is that it’s not vegan. It does contain Propolis Extract. Otherwise, it works on my skin. I’m going to continue to use it until then. I highly recommend trying this out if you need a very moisturizing eye cream. You won’t be let down!
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