Vari:hope

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My skincare regimeCombination Skin, Cruelty Free, Dehydrated Skin, fragrance free, oily skin, serum, vi-ta-min C12th Aug 202128th Aug 20218 Minutes

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Where lớn purchase: Available on Yesstyle: HERE

Or Stylevana (US): HERE / (UK): HERE / (FR): HERE / (CA): HERE / (AU): HERE / (DE): HERE / (EU): HERE

Price: £16.08

Volume: 60ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: A Serum containing 5% Ascorbic Acid (Pure vi-ta-min C) which helps khổng lồ brighten the skin (fade hyperpigmentation) & improve an uneven skin tone.

What does it do?: Brighten the Skin / Reduce the look of wrinkles / Help with Scars + Pigmentation

Supposedly Good for: All Skin Types. & for the Skin Issues: Uneven Skin Tone, Acne Scars, Dullness, Loss of Firmness, Hyperpigmentation.

What I think: I bởi agree that sensitive skins could use this (as 5% vitamin C is gentle and low). I also agree that Oily-Combo skins could use this as it’s hydrating, not greasy & lightweight.


To prevent Oxidation, the hàng hóa arrived not in the pump, but sealed with a hygiene seal to prevent air getting in.

pH: 3-4

Vegan?: Yes

Cruelty Free?: Yes

Packaging: Plastic Bottle with a Pump that you screw on. As you can see from the images, this came sealed và separate from the pump, to lớn try và reduce any chance of air getting into the bottle until you, the customer upon it and start using it. I lượt thích this as it does help prevent the hàng hóa from oxidising before it gets to you.


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Directions: Can be used Daily both in the AM và PM. Use after cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps for the face.

This can be used in the Day but apply an SPF on top. Vì chưng not use in conjunction with other exfoliating acids. Apply a little and then increase your amount use, the more you get used tot he product.

NOTE: Purito state that it’s normal khổng lồ feel a tingling sensation due khổng lồ the Ascorbic Acid, therefore using a toner is useful before applying this serum, và if one has very irritated skins, then use a moisturiser to ‘buffer’ this sản phẩm before applying.

How I use it: I use this in the AM under my SPF và in the PM after toning and before a moisturiser. I use 1 pump for the face and 1 pump for the neck.


Oxidisation?: Purito state that this Serum has been re-formulated from their previous vitamin C serum khổng lồ reduce the time it takes for the serum lớn oxidise. I believe they’re talking about the addition of the Antioxidant – Hydroxyacetophenone (Antioxidant). This works as a preservative booster as well as an antioxidant & an ingredient to lớn soothe the skin. I think this is what helps slow down the oxidation process of the vitamin C. Và of course using a dark brown bottle helps prevent sunlight from oxidising the vitamin C. I’m not sure if changing the water to Bamboo Water also helps slow down the oxidation process. Và of course the way the sản phẩm came first NOT in the pump & with a hygiene seal also helps protect the vi-ta-min C from oxidising too quickly.

NOTE: I also think that the low % of vitamin C also prevents this from oxidising as fast as, for instance, the usual 10-15% vi-ta-min C Serums out there. Or the COSRX 23% vitamin C Serum which seemed to lớn oxidise so fast for me. (10-15% Seems to be the sweet-spot for vi-ta-min C, so 5% is quite low. It doesn’t mean that it’s totally redundant, but I vì think that Purito is focusing on sensitive skins that can’t handle 10-15% vi-ta-min C, especially daily. I vày think those who prefer 10-15% Ascorbic Acid may not prefer this serum.



Purito have stated that: ”You can use it if it’s Light-Yellow to Orange. However, if it’s dark-brown (Dark-Orange), it means that it’s getting oxidised so please refrain from using.”

As you can see from the picture above – after using this sản phẩm (opening it) for almost 2 months now, the liquid and it’s at the almost Mellow Yellow Stage. I think that’s pretty decent for a hàng hóa that isn’t exactly air-tight. So I think I have about a month left until this fully oxidises.

Key Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid (5%) – This is not a vitamin C derivative, so you can get quite a lot of Ascorbic Acid absorbed into the skin. Vi-ta-min C is not only skin / pigmentation brightening, but also an antioxidant (works well with an SPF).

Niacinamide (Anti-acne, brightening + skin-barrier reinforcing). Adenosine (helps with fine lines + wrinkles).

Also contains Hyaluronic Acid (Humectant) + Bamboo Water instead of regular water (supposed khổng lồ be more skin-beneficial i.e. Soothing).


Full Ingredients: Bambusa Vulgaris Water (Skin Conditioning Agents,76.23%),Pentylene Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agents),Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant,5%),Butylene Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agents),1,2-Hexanediol (Solvents),Niacinamide (Brightening),Water (Solvents),Sodium Hyaluronate (Skin Conditioning Agents),Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate (Stabilizers),Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Stabilizers),Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agents),Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (Skin Conditioning Agents),Hydroxyacetophenone (Antioxidant),Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agents),Glutathione (Reducing Agent),Adenosine (Anti-Wrinkle Agents)

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

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Texture: Almost Identical Texture lớn the Purito búp phê Serum (Review HERE) – This balls up under certain products & not under others – so it’s better to apply like-for-like textures/products on vị trí cao nhất of this lớn prevent any pilling. This feels smooth & glides along the skin. It absorbs in decent time and doesn’t make my skin feel dry-er after applying. It doesn’t feel oily, sticky or tacky.


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AS you can see this glistens


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Definitely makes the skin feel hydrated after applying.

Layerability: This is, like The Ordinary Serums – a product that balls up under certain textures and remains fine under others. You’ve got khổng lồ use like-for-like to lớn prevent balling up, and then this is absolutely fine.

Stings if the Skin is Sensitised? (Irritated): Yes – vì chưng not use if the skin is sensitised.

Summer or Winter?: More of a summer serum due to lớn the lightweight texture but of course can be layered under a cream in the winter.


Hopefully you can see how lightweight this product is & how it spreads easily và doesn’t take forever to lớn absorb.

Fragrance?: Fragrance + Essential Oil không tính tiền BUT this smells really off-putting khổng lồ me. Like a metallic, rusty smell. And almost like coffee. It’s very strong and I’d say it might be the worst-smelling vi-ta-min C sản phẩm I’ve tried (Second is the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic HERE).

Good Under Makeup?: I would not recommend wearing this under foundation in case of any potential balling up due to textures/bases not matching up.

How long have I been using this?: For almost 2 months. I’ve been using this sometimes in the AM and sometimes in the PM (I like to demo it under different SPFs và PM skincare products).

The Effect?: Hydrated skin initially (also feels soft) + of course protected skin after using diligently. In terms of skin brightening, no I haven’t noticed a big difference in terms of SPECIFIC Dark Hyperpigmentation BUT I can tell that the overall tone of my skin has brightened và is beginning khổng lồ even out, so I will continue to lớn use until the sản phẩm has oxidised và I can no longer use it.

I vày not doubt that 5% Ascorbic Acid everyday will help with pigmentation gently. Less is more in terms of active % (i.e. You don’t need 30% Ascorbic acid, but 5% Ascorbic acid daily may work better and more gently in the long run).


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What I like:

No Fragrance and/or Essential OilsLightweightNot Greasy / oily Skin feels soft after usingHydratingEasily SpreadableFast AbsorbingLike the addition of skin-beneficial ingredients (i.e. Could have just put vi-ta-min C in here and nothing else skin-beneficial). Contains Pure vi-ta-min C (Not a Derivative – better results)I am a fan hâm mộ of low % Actives for the face, so I appreciate that this has a low amount that makes this hàng hóa easy to lớn use daily without the skin falling off and increasing sensitivity/irritation, & yet 5% is still effective at providing skin benefits (but of course the, the longer for results khổng lồ be seen, so be patient!)

What I don’t like:

The smell is very off-putting (smells lượt thích bitter coffee)I think this’ll fully oxidise in about 3 months (or just under), so I’m not a tín đồ of having a time limit with products, I.e. I want to lớn be able to finish the hàng hóa instead of the hàng hóa finishing on me. Can ball up under certain bases/textures and not others. I recommend using like-for-like ingredient base products khổng lồ prevent any balling up.

Overall Rating và Conclusion: 4/5 – A nice, gentle Pure vitamin C serum (not a derivative) that is essential oil và fragrance không tính tiền as well as including additional skin-beneficial ingredients. It can potentially ball up under the wrong base-formula type products so make sure you apply like-to-like. Yes the smell is really bad và off-putting (I should say the smell does disappear once rubbed in, but it takes a little time), but other than that – the sản phẩm has done pretty well at not getting fully oxidised too quickly và providing my skin with beneficial ingredients. I will continue khổng lồ use it until it fully oxidises!

Would I repurchase?: Yes I would! I’ve been pleasantly surprised with this. Although the smell did make me second-guess this answer XD

Dupe?: The Geek&Gorgeous C-Glow (Review HERE) OR The Drunk Elephant C-firma (Excellent layerability) My review HERE

My Skin Type: I am acne prone và have slightly dehydrated full bộ skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan hâm mộ of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas khổng lồ prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t lượt thích essential oils either & I try khổng lồ avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast và not a skin expert. I am not qualified to lớn give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions và warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.


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