No good skincare routine is complete without a good Vitamin C Serum, but which one deserves a place in your Beauty Bag?
STYLE STORY gives the lowdown on our must-have K-Beauty Vitamin C Serum!
WHY VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C offers a myriad of benefits to the skin, including increased hydration, antioxidant and anti-ageing properties, and can help improve active breakouts, increase collagen production and provide UV benefits.
However, perhaps the best known benefit of Vitamin C is the brightening effect it can have on skin, assisting with pigmentation, post-acne scars and sun damage.
HOW TO PICK A GOOD VITAMIN C SERUM
Not all Vitamin C Serums are alike.
For a Vitamin C Serum to be effective, it must have the right concentration of Vitamin C as well a good blend of other stabilising ingredients to prolong its shelf life.
STYLE STORY has tried and tested a range of Korean and other Vitamin C Serums. Our top pick for the product that deserves pride of place in your beauty bag?
Vlancvere’s Power VC 15 Ample.
WHY IS VLANCVERE’S VITAMIN C SERUM SO GOOD?
This standout Korean Beauty Serum contains 15% Vitamin C, which is the perfect amount to give visible skin brightening results without irritating the skin. In higher concentrations, Vitamin C can cause stinging and irritation.
This serum is also designed to target ageing skin and has antioxidant and skin smoothing benefits.
Vlancvere’s Power VC 15 Ample is a light brown coloured serum that is lightweight and liquidy smooth without being runny.
It comes in a dark coloured bottle that is designed to prevent oxidization of the serum’s active ingredients. This is important because if a Vitamin C serum oxidizes, it looses its efficiency.
The Serum comes with a convenient and hygienic dropper that helps control the amount of serum dispensed.
The product smells earthy and smoky when you first open it.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Vlancvere uses Class-A ingredients from the US, Switzerland, France, Germany and Korea.
In addition to star ingredient Vitamin C, Vlancvere’s Serum is also packed with Vitamin E, Hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, and ferulic acid.
The 15% pure Vitamin C content that is made in Switzerland and France acts as a natural antioxidant that helps prevent premature signs of ageing while also protecting, softening and moisturising skin.
The light brown colour in the formula is due to the presence of Ferulic Acid. This is a natural ingredient that can help remove melanin causing age spots, dark spots, blemishes and imperfections. It also has wonderful antioxidant properties.
The serum also contains Vitamin E to smooth and nourish skin.
HOW TO USE IT
To use Vlancvere Power VC15 Ample:
1 Give the bottle a light shake before use to help redistributed the serum’s ingredients.
2 It is best applied to skin straight after cleansing in the morning.
3 Simply take several drops of the serum and apply them to your face and neck, patting it in to assist with absorption.
When you apply this onto your skin, it melts quickly, leaving it feeling lovely and hydrated.
Tip: As the effectiveness of Vitamin C is pH dependent, it is best to wait for at least 20 to 30 minutes before applying any next step of your skincare routine.
WHAT RESULTS SHOULD YOU EXPECT AFTER USING IT?
Like any good Vitamin C serum, the best results are obtained with consistent, prolonged use.
Using the serum daily you should notice a skin brightening effect and an improvement in PIH, acne scars and redness.
SHOP THE STORY: Vlancvere Power VC15 Ampoule