It is a lightweight serum, infused with pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to help retexturize skin, even out uneven tone, and decrease the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. Everything for a more youthful, radiant complexion.
Sodium Hyaluronate and Collagen also appear in the formula, achieving a very common combination, used to hydrate and soften the skin.
In the description they already warn us that this serum is ideal for combination, oily or dry skin, so it is surely irritating for sensitive skin, both because of the type of vitamin C it is, and because of other irritating ingredients that it will surely include.
But instead of speculating, let’s go straight to analyzing the ingredient list, which is the one that never lies. And when you finish reading it, I recommend this other article with The Best Vitamin C Serums for Men on the market.
After the analysis, you also have a lot of interesting information about vitamin C serums, so that you can make an informed choice.
Vitamin C Serum Analysis by Mario Badescu
- Propylene Glycol : Analyzed in the eye contour Revitalift Laser X3 of L’Oreal .
- Ascorbic Acid : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract : Tested in Clinique For Men anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Panax Ginseng Root Extract : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics’ anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Collagen : Analyzed in the eye contour of Nezeni Cosmetics .
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice : Analyzed in Powder Blossoms’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil : Analyzed in the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye eye contour .
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Hexylene Glycol : Tested in Clinique For Men Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
Summary of Vitamin C Serum analysis by Mario Badescu
Although the serum starts off on the wrong foot due to the irritating and sensitizing ingredient that is found in higher concentration, the thing improves from the second, where the vitamin C is.
The chosen vitamin C is, as I said at the beginning, ascorbic acid. It is not the best option, since as I explain in the article linked above, it is very unstable and tends to rust easily.
In addition to vitamin C, there is another antioxidant, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other ingredients that support collagen synthesis. So the formula attacks several fronts of aging.
However, I am afraid that these actives are not going to be enough for me to choose the serum, since below I have also found another irritating and another harmful ingredient.
At the moment I am looking for something more natural, without these types of harmful ingredients, and that is why I choose other options.
One of them is the Nezeni Cosmetics vitamin C serum, an alternative more akin to what I need for my skin. Without harmful ingredients, and with a fairly powerful cocktail of active ingredients.
And what’s more, the price differs quite a bit. Surprisingly, Mario Badescu serum is much more expensive, integrating worse ingredients. That is why you should never trust the price when buying a cosmetic.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.