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If you’ve been a beautysparker, you’ll know that the love I have for vitamin C is extreme, and why’s that?, Vitamin C has been my most cherished skincare ingredient because of its skin brightening, anti-aging and antioxidant potentials. And ever since I introduced it into my skincare routine, my skin has found its best friend. My comparison review between Timeless and SkinCeuticles vitamin C did great for my face, while Medix:55 Vitamin C brightening cream also made an impact on my body.
Now, I’ve encountered a new vitamin C cream – Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream, and for the love of skincare and the fun of honest-skincare-review, I bought it, put it into the test, to test its efficacy, and after six (6) weeks of using this vitamin C infused cream, here’s my candid experience about this brightening cream.
Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream.
A brightening vitamin C cream ladened with two forms of vitamin C, ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative) to revitalize skin complexion, protect skin from free radicals and improve skin elasticity, which in turn minimizes anti-aging signs like wrinkles, all thanks to vitamin C’s collagen boosting potentials.
This vitamin C skin brightener also contains other skin soothing, nourishing, hydrating and antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamin E, green tea, coconut oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera. The prominent ingredients infused in this product will be briefly explained below.
- Ascorbic Acid: The purest form of vitamin C which protects the skin from skin damaging elements, help boost collagen production and restores skin natural glow by Improving skin complexion which helps address minor hyperpigmentation.
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: A vitamin C derivative, which converts to L-ascorbic acid (or ascorbic acid) when it absorbs into the skin, to deliver antioxidant, anti-aging and skin brightening potentials.
- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant vitamin which help to protect the body from damaging compounds called free radicals, while also hydrating it.
- Green Tea: Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling. Its anti-inflammatory properties helps soothe minor cuts and sunburn.
- Coconut Oil: Contains nourishing fatty acids that help hydrate and protect skin. These fatty-rich acids includes linoleic acid (vitamin F), which helps skin retain moisture, and lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties. Coconut oil applied on dry skin helps soothes it, keeps it soft and hydrated.
- Jojoba Oil: This humectant helps attract water to the top layer of the skin, to keep it optimally hydrated. Its rich-emollient nature helps moisturize, soothes and soften the skin.
- Aloe Vera: Contains medicinal anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, which helps keeps skin well and kicking, as it intensively hydrates and soothes dry irritated skin. It also heals wound and cuts.
- Ferulic Acid: This is an antioxidant that works to boost the effects of other antioxidants. It’s popularly paired with vitamin C to boost its efficacy for a effective result.
Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream comes in an air-tight pump, spa-size jar container. To dispense product, you have to apply pressure on the pump.
Has a creamy-light texture, glides smoothly on the skin and absorbs fast without leaving greasy residue behind.
Unlike the regular white color, Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream has a light-brown (not white) color. At first I was bothered about the color as I was expecting to see something white, but on getting to know that’s its color, my mind was at rest, because I thought it has oxidized, considering the fact it contains vitamin C.
But frankly speaking, I’m not a fan of off-white body creams, (especially if they contains vitamin C) as it won’t let you know when the cream has oxidized or not.
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide.
My Honest Review On Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream.
Initially I planned using this vitamin C brightening cream for four (4) weeks, but because I didn’t see any visible result in skin brightening, I decided to enlongate the testing period for an extra two (2) weeks, making it six (6) weeks in total, and you know what? I still didn’t see any obvious brightening effect — disappointing right? Well, it could be my skin doesn’t really love this cream, or the cream doesn’t really suit my skin.
When it comes to hydration, yes, my skin feels very moisturized after applying the Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream, all thanks to vitamin E, coconut oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera extract contained in the product. I love this cream for that.
But talking about the skin brightening aspect, I didn’t experience any brightening effect like I did with Medix Vitamin C Brightening Cream – which is such a shame anyway, because for the fact that Medix Vitamin C Brightening Cream which I previously used for four (4) weeks SLIGHTLY brightened my skin, I really hoped Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream will do more. But for the fact the cream is very moisturizing, I’ll take that as a compensation.
So many people swear by Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream, so don’t take my review as your final verdict because skin types differs, so shall results differ too. If you feel the need to give this cream a trial, why not? Your skin might love it.
What I Like About Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream.
- Cruelty-free (vegan can use it).
- Wallet-friendly (very affordable).
- Well packaged and sealed in an airless pump container to adequately preserve ingredients from oxidation (especially vitamin C).
- Doesn’t contain parabens, animal-derived ingredients, drying alcohols, PEGs, Sulfates, dyes, formaldehyde, triclosan, propylene glycol, mineral oil and tale.
What I Dislike About Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream.
- Cream Color Is Off-White: Which is a turn-off for me because vitamin C products are supposed to maintain a white or clear color so as to know when vitamin C has oxidized.
When a product with vitamin C oxidizes, product takes a brown or yellow color, so when a product color (which contains vitamin C) is originally brown or yellow, this will make detecting oxidization difficult.
- Contains Fragrance: Although it doesn’t state if it contains natural or synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrance are known to potentially give rise to irritations especially if skin type is sensitive, but since the product claims to contain natural ingredients lets keep hope high that the fragrance is a natural one.
- The Scent Is A Turn-Off: Personally I find the scent unpleasant. I cannot really describe for sure what Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream scents or smells like, but I find its fragrance strong.
My experience with the Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream didn’t go as expected. But for the fact it moisturized my skin, made it useful for me, as I had to keep using it as a moisturizer till it exhausted. Like aforementioned, don’t take my personal review of this product as your final verdict, remember all skin types aren’t the same, a product that works for me may not work for you. Going by the reviews online some people love Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream, while others don’t.
So if you feel the need to give it a trail, why not? Who knows? your skin might love it.
Possible Questions & Answers.
Q: While using the Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream on your body, did you also apply it on your face?
A: No. And I recommend you shouldn’t too. Irrespective of it says “apply on face”, limit use to body only and use only facial products suchlike serums and moisturizers on your face and neck. The face & neck are delicate skin areas and should be treated as such.
Disclaimer: This is a personal experience with Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream, you may have a whole different experience, as skin type differs, so as result differs too.