Product: Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum
Where to Buy: Amazon
Cleanse your face and dry as normal. Apply two pumps on fingers and massage unto face. Use daily in the evenings for best results.
Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum Review:
You’ve probably heard of the celeb skincare holy-grail Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum retailing for $166. We’re not all blessed with deep pockets, especially now that most of us are wearing pajamas most of the day without any pockets. That means we’re on the hunt for the next affordable best option. Enter Timeless Skin Care.
The beauty of the original best-seller lies in the specific ratio of the components. The serum promises smoother skin, anti-aging benefits with reduced sun damage and a brighter, glowing complexion. Timeless delivers the same dosage at a fraction of the price, promising to transform dull, uneven skin to a bright, youthful counterpart.
I was excited to use it as soon as I got it, so I cleansed my skin with a gentle cleanser and pumped out one pump of the serum. It was enough to hit my target areas. There’s the typical “vitamin C” product smell and the formula is runnier than I expected. It absorbed rapidly, stinging a few parts of my face in the process due to what I suspect were little scratches and scrapes from an earlier exfoliation.
Because the serum absorbed almost immediately, I followed up with hyaluronic acid and my moisturizer and went to bed. In the morning, I noticed the hand I used to apply the formula had a slight yellow/orange tinge. The serum is definitely doing something.
My skin looked bright and glowing. While I don’t think it’s fair to say my fine lines were unnoticeable, they looked a lot less pronounced! I couldn’t believe how effective the serum was after only one use.
As I write this, I’m at the end of week 1 of use, and my skin looks more even and brighter. I already have plans to order another bottle as soon as I’m done with this one, making this a staple-product in my skincare regimen that will replace my The Ordinary Vitamin C powder.
My one gripe? They seem to sell in mainland China according to brand reps. That means the product undergoes animal testing due to China’s regulation and I cannot consider it cruelty-free.
Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.
- Not cruelty-free due to distribution in mainland China.
- All ingredients are good-for-you formulas.
- Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is comedogenic, so it might be problematic for oily and acne-prone skin.
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Not ideal for oily or acne-prone skin due to vitamin E