People Keep Telling Me I'm Glowing, This Is What I'm Using

I remember it like it was yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and I received what I declare to be the most flattering compliment known to skincare junkies, “Wow, your skin is glowing.” And what’s even crazier is the compliments just kept on coming. 

At this point I feel the need to clarify that I was not dealt the good skin gene, and I never would have described my skin as compliment-worthy. My teenage years were plagued by acne, which persisted as I entered my twenties. I once had a friend ask me what a cleanser was. Turns out this clear-skinned, glowing goddess hardly ever washed her face, while I was shelling out hundreds for skincare products. Urgh, the rage. 

How I Got The Glow:

The truth is some of us have to work really hard to get good skin. For me, it took medication to clear the breakouts and professional skin treatments to treat the scarring, but even then my skin was just, blah.

Now I was dealing with dull, dehydrated skin and uneven skin tone from post-inflammatory pigmentation. That was until I introduced a strict cosmeceutical skincare routine containing my new favourite ingredient: Vitamin C. Specifically Medik8 C-Tetra + Intense Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

Recommended by my dermal clinician, I’ve seen more visible results from this little bottle of magic than any other product in my arsenal. This stuff will make you GLOW, people.

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The Benefits Of Vitamin C:

Often hidden behind the spotlight that Vitamin A soaks up, Vitamin C is actually a real hero ingredient that I think should be celebrated more. It's a powerful antioxidant that boasts anti-ageing properties among a list of other benefits.

  • Vitamin C promotes collagen and elastin production for firmer, more youthful-looking skin

  • It brightens skin and restores radiance to dull complexions

  • It can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • As an antioxidant, it fights and repairs free radical damage for a more even skin tone

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Why Do I Like This Serum?

An upgrade from Medik8’s best selling C-Tetra, the Intense version is a stronger formulation boosted with additional brightening and nourishing ingredients for amplified results. I’m not a fan of many Vitamin C formulas, but this has a lightweight oil consistency that sinks into the skin beautifully. I just make sure to give it a few minutes to absorb before following with the rest of my skincare. 

As far as what it’s done for my skin, the results really do speak for themselves. In just three months it has faded much of my discolouration and improved the overall clarity of my skin. The result? A visibly more plump, even-toned and radiant complexion. My skin just looks healthier. I now have the confidence to go makeup free most days, something which my teenage self would have never thought possible. Now that I’m part of the glow club, I never want to go back. 

Cannot live without

Jessica

I have been using this product for a few months now and it has honestly become one of my holy grail products! I apply every day just before moisturiser and sunscreen. I was recommended this product to brighten my acne scarring and have noticed a difference with how much lighter they have become with regular use. Definitely cannot recommend this product enough for someone who struggles with acne scarring or pigmentation - it works!