Wednesday, April 18, 2018

derma e Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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In May 2017, I was fortunate to be invited to derma e Spring Soiree and received a swag bag at the end.

Here are the products I received. I already reviewed derma e Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil (fifth from the left), derma e Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer (third from the left), and derma e Vitamin C Intensive Night Cream (fourth from the left). For this post, I will review the second product from the left.
Product Review: derma e Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

Where to purchase: Target, ULTA, CVS, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and online at
Price: $24.50 for 2 fl oz/ 60 mL

Made in USA

Description from the package: This concentrated serum helps to boost collagen health, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. Intensely moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid plus nonoxidizing Vitamin C work together to protect skin from environmental stresses, helping to prevent signs of aging. Soothing Aloe and Vitamin E deeply moisturize for a rejuvenated you.
Purified Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Propanediol (Vegetable Derived), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Plant Derived), Cellulose Gum (Plant Derived), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (Vegetable Derived), Polymnia Sonchifolia (Yac√≥n) Root Juice, Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus (Probiotic), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract *, Allantoin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Natural Fragrance Oils.
Thoughts: I have never tried any of their serums and for that reason, I was excited to try it out.
Here's a closer look at the pump and the opening.
Here's a swatch of the serum on my hand.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's a slight scent while applying. It's so light that I hardly notice anymore and I'm towards the end of using this product. I just sniffed the product and it is light. It does have a slight scent of citrus. Secondly, I like the packaging. The packaging fits with the theme of their derma e Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer. The only difference is I would finish derma e Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer a lot faster than the serum. I will go into that in a little bit. It's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick plastic. The top is also sturdy. I can hear a clicking noise when I close the top. Also, I can feel a tight seal when I open and close. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also thin enough to hold with one hand. The pump is nice too. You have full control of the quantity you pump. This might sound weird but I like there's a slight see through in the back. The label does not wrap around the whole bottle. I like seeing my products go down. Third, the consistency is medium. It's not too liquidity that it runs everywhere. It's also not too thick that it's hard to work with. It's a good thickness serum. A little goes a long way with this product. Three pump covers my whole face and neck. Going back to the moisturizer, I use a lot more than the serum. It's more like two bottles of the moisturizer will equal one bottle of the serum. I don't know why companies do that like with shampoos and conditioners. You know what I mean right or am I the only weird one? It's probably the second. With that said, it's easy to use. It spreads easily and sinks into the skin quickly. It leaves a nice, smooth texture and not greasy at all. I honestly believe this product is the beginning step of the skincare routine. Without this product, the other products (eye cream and moisturizer) will not make a huge difference on the skin. You need to use all three in combination. Without all three, you only get the minimal effect. You want the maximum effect or at least starting in your early 20's. I noticed my skin looks more youthful and alert. I also noticed it's hydrated, more plump, and less noticeable fine/deep lines. Lastly, I'm glad I got to use this product. It's a good serum. It's not great but it's a great first step of the skincare routine for people in their 20's and 30's.

* It has slight scent while applying.
* It has a slight citrus scent.
* Matching packaging with the vitamin C line.
* Well-made and sturdy packaging.
* Sturdy top; makes a clicking noise when you close and feel a tight seal when you open/close.
* Travel-friendly.
* Thin bottle; easy to grab with one hand.
* Full control of the pump.
* Slight see through in-between the label.
* Medium thickness consistency.
* Easy to use.
* Spreads easily.
* Sinks into the skin quickly.
* Leaves a nice, smooth texture.
* Not greasy at all.
* Great first step of the skincare routine.
* Skin looks more youthful and alert.
* Hydrating.
* Skin looks more plump.
* Less noticeable fine/deep lines.
* Great for 20's and 30's.

* Might not be too strong for mature, older skin in their 50's or on.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Other derma e products reviewed/swatch:
Hydrating Night Creme
Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil
Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
Vitamin C Intensive Night Cream
Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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