This New Drugstore Vitamin C Serum Should Be On Your Radar
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector Review
After months of holiday-related partying, from late nights to libations, leading up to the new year, chances are your formerly-dewy complexion isn’t looking and feeling its best. Your wallet probably isn’t in the best shape either after purchasing holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Luckily, you can kickstart 2018 with better-looking skin without breaking the bank thanks to a new vitamin C serum by Vichy. The Skincare.com team was lucky enough to receive a complimentary sample of LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector prior to its official launch to try and review. Curious to know our thoughts? Find out below in our review of Vichy’s new LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector.
WHY WE LOVE VITAMIN C IN SKIN CARE
Vitamin C is one of the most popular ingredients in skin care, favored not just by our editors but by dermatologists alike. “Vitamin C is a great antioxidant,” says board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Michael Kaminer. “It helps neutralize free radicals and reduce environmentally-induced damage to cells.” For those of you that don’t know much about free radicals, they are unstable molecules triggered by various environmental factors, such as UV rays, smoke, and pollution. When free radicals come into contact with your skin, they can begin to wreak havoc in the form of more visible signs of aging. That’s where vitamin C and other topical antioxidant products come in. As Dr. Kaminer mentioned, vitamin C can help neutralize free radicals, forming a protective barrier when used in tandem with broad-spectrum SPF 15 or higher.
If you’re not already using a vitamin C serum in your routine, there’s no better time than now to start. Formulas are a dime a dozen, but not all are created equal. Dr. Kaminer recommends choosing a product with “good data and science behind it,” as well as one that’s stored in a dark bottle. This can help avoid exposure to light, which can break these products down and cause them to be less effective.
THE BENEFITS OF VICHY LIFTACTIV BRIGHTENING SKIN VITAMIN C CORRECTOR
Looking for an affordable vitamin C serum to add to your routine? Look no further than Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector. The formula—with 15% pure vitamin C—helps fight against signs of skin aging. But vitamin C is not the only ingredient inside. Vitamin E, pine polyphenols, and powerhouse hydrator hyaluronic acid are also formulated in LiftActiv Brightening Skin Vitamin C Corrector. What’s more, it’s paraben-, fragrance-, and silicone-free.
The biggest benefit, in our opinion, of LiftActiv Brightening Skin Vitamin C Corrector is that you can see results in as little as 10 days. With 10 days of use, the skin is visibly illuminated, brighter, more even, and feels tighter as if lifted. Another benefit worth noting? The fact that you can snag this vitamin C serum for under 30 dollars at your local drugstore—cost-friendly and convenient.
HOW TO USE VICHY LIFTACTIV BRIGHTENING SKIN VITAMIN C CORRECTOR
Apply once per day by placing four to five drops into the palms of your hands and using your fingertips to pat onto a clean, dry face. Avoid the eye area and follow up with an application of broad-spectrum SPF 15 or higher before sun exposure. If peeling or dryness occurs, reduce your use to 2-3 days per week until your skin is better acclimated. Store the bottle in a cool, dry place.
VICHY LIFTACTIV BRIGHTENING SKIN VITAMIN C CORRECTOR REVIEW
Before I apply a new product to my face, I always give it a test run on my hands first to ensure a negative reaction won’t ensue. One of the first things that I noticed when applying LiftActiv Brightening Skin Vitamin C Corrector was that it made my skin feel softer and smoother immediately. Comparing the skin on my right hand without any product to my left, one felt and appeared significantly smoother than the other. Passing my initial test, I then applied about four drops of the serum to my face and was immediately drawn to how easily it glided onto my skin.
I’ll admit that I haven’t incorporated a vitamin C serum to my regimen for quite some time, so I was eager to try this out for a few weeks. As promised, my skin looked much brighter and felt tighter after 10 full days. I’m also starting to notice that spots of discoloration on my skin look much less visible. I’m looking forward to noticing how my skin changes with continued use.
Vichy LiftActiv Brightening Skin Vitamin C Corrector, $28.50 MSRP