Review (Gifted)¦ My skin has been problematic since I hit my teen years, unfortunately. I never outgrew acne and my skin has gone through phases of being oily, dry or both! When I was pregnant last year, my skin became the best it had in years. I have no doubt it was in part due to less stress in my daily life and no longer wearing makeup, as well as the hormones. While I’m still rarely wearing make up, my skin has definitely gone downhill since I gave birth in January. My skin tone and uneven pigmentation seems to have been worse than ever, plus I’ve had lots of dry patches. I’m always keen to try out new products, so I was excited to put Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum to the test.
What it claims to do
- Nourish skin
- Provide antioxidative protection from free radicals and UV stress
- Reduce uneven pigmentation
- Improve tone
- Support collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis
- Contain a unique mixture of vitamin C in three skin-friendly forms and concentrations
- Use zinc as a booster to transport vitamin C effectively into the skin without irritation
The clinical design of the bottle and its box look and feel expensive (as it should for a retail price of £110). The 30ml bottle is a good size that should last for quite a while if you’re using one pipette at a time as recommended. The serum is runny and a little goes a long way! It glided across my skin beautifully and sunk in quickly, unlike a lot of products.
It can be used in the evening as a night-time serum and it can also be mixed with other serums, drops or moisturisers! However, I’ve been applying it in the morning after cleansing and toning but before moisturising. I’ve kept my routine exactly the same, just added this product to it.
4 weeks later
My skin definitely feels SO much softer and hydrated after using this serum for three weeks. It also feels a lot firmer. I’m also sure some pores have got smaller and my skin looks and feels healthier overall! My skin is sensitive and prone to irritation from products, but this doesn’t sting my dry skin upon application and hasn’t caused me to have any breakouts. In fact, I’ve had less breakouts. I think my skin tone has evened a bit and redness has gone down too.
I have really enjoyed using this product and the effects of vitamin C on my skin without the irritation some products cause. This skincare is scientifically based and I’m sure the zinc is the reason that I’ve been able to use vitamin C on my face without breakouts. My skin permanently feels like I’ve just had a facial treatment due to this serum, which is lovely!
I do wonder if my skin would continue to improve with using this product or if I have plateaued. Unfortunately, the £110 price tag is out of my budget so once I have finished the bottle that will be it for me. I’m looking forward to using the rest though and comparing my skin to the photos I’ve taken once I reach the end of it.
With my skin being problematic, I wasn’t expecting miracles, but I don’t think there has been enough difference for me to want to scrimp and save to try to buy another bottle. However, if money is no object, I would recommend giving The Good C Vitamin C Serum a try! A 10ml bottle retails for £40, while a 30ml bottle retails for £110.
Disclosure: I was gifted a 30ml bottle of Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum in return for this review. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.