2 mths ago

Skinceuticals vs other Vit C serums & Cost vs Efficacy,

Hi Beauties,

I’m keen to try the Skinceuticals Vitamin C E Ferulic serum based on the robust research backing it; however, I can’t justify the cost at present.

I have used The Ordinary products with mixed results and I’ve just commenced using Timeless Beauty Vitamin C 20% serum.

Do you have any favourites that you swear by or are you a Skinceuticals fan?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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  • 10 hrs, 42 mins ago

    Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin from the negative effects of free radicals that attack and damage skin cells.

  • 2 days, 22 hrs ago

    On @Ray_jay’s recommendation, I purchased Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow.

    It’s a watery texture compared to Timeless and a little goes a long way.

    I’m not minding Timeless but I’ve heard that G&G is more effective and it’s much cheaper at $17/30ml

    I’ll do a G&G update in a month.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    I posted all my favourites but website isnt letting it show up. annoying af

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    pls see all -last week for my latest post

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Update on Timeless serum:

    I keep it refrigerated so I get to appreciate it cold while slowing its oxidation.

    It’s quite viscous compared to other serums I’ve used.

    I’m detecting the hot dog water smell from the Ferulic acid inclusion.

    I am noticing a brightening effect but I’m keen to try Geek and Gorgeous as a point of comparison.

  • 2 mths ago

    Has anyone considered consuming megadoses of vit C to reap the benefits? I know I most likely pee out the excess but it supposed to help with collagen production.

    • 2 mths ago

      Vitamin C: everything you need to know

      I remember reading in this Bh article:

      … At the right pH and the right concentration, vitamin C can penetrate the skin through to the dermal layers. In terms of ingesting antioxidants and specifically vitamin C within fruits, very little actually makes it to the skin, as it is used up by other organs first.

      • 2 mths ago

        I forget where I heard it but dermatologists studied people whose diets were high in vitamin c, lycopene, balanced Omega 3 and Omega 6 and found that they had markedly less UV damage.

        I did find this: D r Ellen Marmur writes in her book ‘Simple Skin Beauty’, “A study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that vitamin C and E supplements taken for three months significantly reduced sunburns and sun damage.” (2009, p.139).

        It’s all rather fascinating!

      • 2 mths ago

        That is interesting. Thanks for the information Lucy16

      • 2 mths ago

        Hi Sootyhere,

        I highly recommend Ellen Marmur’s book!

  • 2 mths ago

    Yes I have. I like It. But it’s a bit greasy and runny. But it would be in my top 3be

    • 2 mths ago

      Have you used it recently? I wonder if they reformulated since you used it. Definitely agree it is runny because consistency is watery, but not greasy at all.

  • 2 mths ago

    pls see all for my replies

    • 2 mths ago

      Ray_jay, I’d never heard of theformulaskincare until you mentioned it. Thanks!

  • 2 mths ago

    Not a chance, pal.

  • 2 mths ago

    I love the C O S M E D I X Pure C vitamin C mixing crystals, they come in little balls that you mix in with any liquid items in your skincare routine, because it isn’t in liquid form there is no oxidisation issues.

    It’s a bit pricey but the small container I had lasted me over a year.

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