All Bright C Serum: A Morning Essential for Brighter, Glowing Skin from Beautycounter
Updated: Jul 26, 2020
I once paid $200+ for a Vitamin C face serum. I still can't believe it!
But Vitamin C products WORK really well for the skin, especially for brightening and aging.
BUT SERIOUSLY... this was pre-kiddo! Did I even understand signs of aging yet!?!? LOL.
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is the holy-grail antioxidant... of the nutrition and skincare world.
Not only does it provide some amazing benefits (we'll get to those!) it is a great addition for just about everyone's skin whether you are working on acne, dryness, aging skin, etc. You could be 14, 21, 44, 68 or 80 with oily, normal, or dry skin. Of course, it is always suggested to spot test, but in general, skin LOVES it!
The benefits of Vitamin C range from encouraging glow, to improving clarity, and enhancing smoothness. It also helps support the skin's natural collagen production.
Since Vitamin C is an antioxidant, it helps to combat free radials helping to protect the skin from the environmental stressors all of us encounter daily, such as UV radiation, sun, pollution, smoke, etc.
Overall, it makes skin happier and healthier :)
The Problem with Vitamin C Products
The issue with Vitamin C products, especially the L-Ascorbic Acid form, is that they are susceptible to temperature, light, air, and humidity. Meaning they may work great for the first couple uses, but the effectiveness breaks down quickly as the product oxidizes (especially if water-based solutions).
L-Ascorbic Acid can also be irritating, especially at higher concentrations (which are needed to help combat the breakdown). Note: the highest concentration allowed in a product of Vitamin C is 20%.
It's a goldilocks formula... too high causes a chance of irritation and too low won't deliver as many benefits. Beautycounter really nailed this one!
As always, quality matters, too.
About All Bright C Serum
Beautycounter's All Bright C Serum is loaded with amazing, skin-loving, clean ingredients, even beyond Vitamin C
10% Vitamin C:
Beautycounter created an ultra-stable blend of two forms of Vitamin C.
5% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: A more stable form of Vitamin C that can be used at lower concentrations and still provide the benefits. Reduces appearance of dark spots + boosts brightening. Helps increase skin's natural production of collagen to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion.
5% Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate: Moisturizes skin while providing antioxidant benefits known to protect from damaging environmental stressors. Helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Camu Camu (Myrciaria Dubia) Fruit Extract:
Strong antioxidant properties that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots while brightening to improve signs of skin fatigue
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Root Extract:
Antioxidant defense helps to improve radiance by evening skin tone and helps improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
I'm really impressed with Beautycounter's product, performance AND price. This product cost $79 for 30 ml, about $2.63/ml.
When looking at other similar options, they range from $80-225 and are closer to $5.50/ml. Make sure you look at the size of a Vitamin C product (not just the price!)
How to Use:
The C Serum is a treatment, and can be used as such in any skincare routine.
In the morning, after cleansing and prepping your skin, apply your typical treatment and layer the C serum overtop. Apply to face, neck, and décolletage. Allow to dry and finish with a moisturizer.
Other options: You can rotate your C serum and current serum on alternate days (C serum Monday, current serum Tuesday, etc). You could also use the C Serum every morning and the other serum every evening.