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Vitamin C Serum, Maple Holistics

23 August 2015 2 comments

Saying that I live for skincare, and specifically serums, may be a slight exaggeration, (because let's be real, it's probably actually for food....) but I like it/them. A lot. I've been looking out for a Vitamin C serum for quite some time and have just never been happy with any I've come across. When Maple Holistics were kind enough to send me a couple of their natural haircare products, (which, as you can see,  I'm very much enjoying using at the moment!) I was lucky enough to also get a couple of skincare bits, one of which is their Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum.

I really had extremely high hopes for this. Topical vitamin C is well known for it's brightening effects, collagen stimulation, free radical defence and sun protection. 

On first impressions, it's a positive reaction, the serum comes in a dark bottle to protect it from light degredation, and with a pipette; thank you. Two really simple details that are often left out. 

Next up, my itch to check out the ingredients list (which I shall print for you as I can't seem to find them sur l'internet);

Water, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vegetable Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Vitamin E Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ferulic Acid, Algae Extract, Pullulan Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate. 

So you can see it's not just a bog-standard Vitamin C serum, there's all sorts of other skin-benefitting ingredients like Vitamin E, A, humectants and algaes. 

The serum is a light textured, clear-ish liquid that sinks in extremely quickly into the skin. I get a slight tightening feeling after I've applied but it's more momentary and not at all unpleasant. I keep mine in the fridge to preserve the vitamin C and stop it from oxidising as quickly (when your vitamin C serums start going yellowish or brown, it's time to throw them out - they've oxidised and aren't any good to you anymore).

I've been using my serum for a couple of weeks now and I've noticed a small but apparent improvement in my skin, predominantly in the form of scar lightening. Every, and I mean every, time I get a blemish, it'll scar, my skin just rebels in that way, but using the serum every night has helped to improve those marks.

In all fairness, I need to give it more time before commenting on any other benefits but it's full of promise and I'll definitely continue with it's use, and most likely repurchase, especially at the price point. Maple Holistics offer a guarantee too so there's really nothing to lose!

Maple Holistics Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum // $12 for 30ml

Have you tried Vitamin C serums?? What are your favourites??

This post contains PR samples.

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