Monday, May 19, 2014

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Day by Day Beauty's Exclusive Vitamin C Serum provides thirsting skin with antioxidants & rich, hydrating ingredients.

These ingredients naturally...
brighten skin tone
diminish superficial fine lines and wrinkles
reverse sun damage effects
lighten acne scarring
restore healthy elasticity
clarify skin
shrink pores
retain moisture

Vitamin C Serum is the #1 natural approach to anti-aging on the market today, and is endorsed by physicians, aestheticians, and celebrity figures like Dr. Oz.

This serum is safe & effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Our premium formula is plant-based, without parabens, alcohol, or fillers. And of course made Cruelty-Free in the USA.

Day by Day Beauty's unique Vitamin C Serum is...
gentle & NON-STICKY
ideal CONCENTRATION of Vitamin C for maximal absorption for any skin
packaged in a COBALT BLUE bottle minimizes light exposure
uses a PUMP APPLICATOR to minimizes serum’s contact with air & bacteria
Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid balanced

I have been using this serum for about five weeks now, and while in some respect, I can feel my face absorbing my moisturizer better, I think it is too harsh on my skin. My skin has felt rougher the past few weeks, and I've had more acne outbreaks than usual. While acne and sensitive skin is a problem for me overall, it got noticeably worse after and while using this product. I had pretty smooth and blemish-free skin before using this product.

The main product claims for this serum are that it minimizes wrinkles and fine lines AND helps with uneven skin tone. Overall it seems like this product would increase skin elasticity and give a "luminous glow" but none of these happened to me. I am not at that stage where I need to worry about wrinkles yet (I'm in the 18-24 age range), but the main reason I wanted to try this product was to even out my skin tone, for instance, for the sun damage and acne scarring. Sadly, this didn't happen either, and it in fact exacerbated my acne.

The serum itself is hardly a serum; its consistency is more like that of a toner. It looks like water, though maybe a little less clear (it has a translucent shade, like starchy water) but is just as runny as water. It does not have a particular fragrance (which is good, because I'd rather it be all-natural than have added fragrances), but it does have an almost-medicinal smell to it. It is not noticeable when applied, thought.

It isn't greasy at all but after putting it all over my face, my face does feel a little sticky and tacky, rather than soft and smooth. That's why I definitely recommend using a moisturizer over this; the product itself does not really moisturize (even though it claims to have moisturizing ingredients). 

What I did love is the packaging. Rather than the dropper bottle that other serums use, this uses an easy, sanitary pump bottle. I like this because you don't risk contaminating the entire bottle every time you open it, and also because it's spill-proof (for when you're traveling).

I don't think I would purchase this serum on my own. I will not be using it again after I finish my bottle, just because I don't think it benefitted my skin at all.

I will be making a Vitamin C comparison post for all the Vitamin C serums I have tried, on my main blog.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using You can purchase it on Amazon by clicking here. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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