Ever since I was a little kid, my mom already made my brother and I take chewable forms of Vitamin C. I didn't know what it was for then but I take one anyway because it tastes like candy!
I'm definitely no stranger to this vitamin now because I have been taking one since time immemorial, but it was only quite recently that I discovered the goodness of Vitamin C creams! So today, I can only thank my mom for introducing me to this wonderful vitamin.
Vitamin C is known for giving protection to the immune system, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. It is a powerful antioxidant that may help slow down the aging process because as we age, our production of collagen slows down resulting to fine lines and wrinkling. Which is why I'm so glad I stumbled upon this moisturizing cream from GNC, which is not only affordable, but also, does what is says it would do.
It is basically an oil free moisturizer, which is perfect for those of you who has oily to combination skin. I have the latter so this suited me quite nicely. The scent is a bit overpowering at first but that could be just me because I've always preferred my moisturizers to be fragrance free. However, it doesn't linger for too long and goes away almost immediately. The product I would say has a pretty weird consistency, its like a cross between a cream and a gel, but more like gel. It takes quite a while to sink in, maybe 3-5 minutes, but that's something I don't mind because once it sinks in, it leaves you a really nice canvas for your make up. However, I can't use this alone in the morning because it doesn't have spf on it, so I use a separate one for that, a plus if your foundation/bb cream already has one.
Here are the ingredients: (Because as usual, I'm too lazy to write it down, haha!)
1st photo: Upon application
2nd photo: semi blended
3rd photo: blended
4th: once absorbed by the skin
This is a really promising product, and I've just hit pan with it last week. I always wake up to a more supple and glowing skin. But if you're looking for a whitening treatment, this is definitely the last product you should look into because it does nothing but make your skin feel and look healthier. The jar lasted me for about a month with everyday usage, morning and evening, and so far, I don't see any reason why I wouldn't repurchase.
Its fairly priced at 175php ($4.31) so if it doesn't work for you, use it as a handcream! But I doubt that it won't because its a really nice moisturizer, perfect for an ordinary day here in the Philippines because it doesn't feel heavy at all!
So to sum it all up!
The Good Bits!
- Affordable (175php/$4.31)
- Locally available
- Best suited for those with oily to combination skin
- Does not ball up under make up
- Does not break me out
- Manufacturing date and Expiration date included
The Bad Bits!
- No SPF included
- Only available in GNC stores (although it is also available in their online store)
- Might not suit those with dry or extremely dry skin.
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How about you? Have you tried this yet? If not, what's your favorite Vitamin C moisturizer? Would love to hear about it!