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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F 30ml

4.5 of 138 reviews


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An oil solution for use for night and day, The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F contains a high concentration of Vitamin C that acts as an effective antioxidant, brightening the skin tone and reducing signs of ageing.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F Reviews

4.5 of 138 reviews

89% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Excellent Product!!


great for all skin type

Most Helpful Criticism

Reasonably impressed


FYI I have mature dry sensitive skin. I really wanted a vitamin C product that would be gentle on my sensitive skin so gave this a go and use it in conjunction with TO The Buffet and TO Marine Hyaluronics. I am enjoying it and it hasn't caused me any irritation. I will have to wait longer to see if it really makes a big difference. My big issue is that the lid doesn't stay on, it just pops off which is very annoying
  1. Excellent Product!!


    great for all skin type
  2. great VC derivative


    I started using vitamin C a few years back and found the ascorbic acid was too strong for me. This is a very gentle and effective vitamin C derivative.
  3. My go-to Vitamin C Serum


    I recommend this vitamin c serum. It has a clear consistency, does not have a strange fragrance and is perfect under sunscreen. I do suggest not wearing too many products if you are using this vitamin c as it can pill and react with other products.
  4. Another great product


    I have finally bought this as been sold out for ages. It is more like water based thin serum not thick. There is no colour on this. I use mainly on AM.
  5. Amazing


    This product has been amazing for my skin. Even my boyfriend (who i see every single day) has said my skin is looking so much brighter (which is a big deal for me as I am very very pale and so my complexion can make me look a little ill if my skin is dull)
    I love the texture of this product it feels really lovely on the skin. I only use this at night as there is the risk of increased sensit...
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  6. Obsessed


    I love this product! Although gentle, it still delivers me with a great dose of Vitamin C. When I first purchased I used to mix it in with my other serums but later discovered your water based ordinary products (hyaluronic acid, buffet ect) should be applied first and then the oil goes over the top. Through applying it the correct way I have noticed a huge difference in my skin.
  7. Brighter your face


    Texture is abit running oil but feel great after few second apply it. Overall it is good product to go with Azeliac acid after (The Ordinary or Paula Choice). The combo will make your skin brighter and help unevenly skin.
  8. No BS quality product that doesn't irritate


    No BS quality product. Unlike other vitamin c products this one doesn't irritate my face. Layers well after Buffet product and my daily moisturiser.
  9. Brighter your face


    Texture is abit running oil but feel great after few second apply it. Overall it is good product to go with Azeliac acid after (The Ordinary or Paula Choice). The combo will make your skin brighter and help unevenly skin.
  10. Not for my combination skin


    Unfortunately for me this oil based vitamin c was not good for my combination skin. Tried using on two separate occasions and the next day i had pimples especially blind pimples i get very rarely as well.. tried on my chest the third time and caused whiteheads which i definitely don't get in that area. Did feel nice i the skin though. Bit disapointed, but other products had sold out.
  11. Great value vitamin C serum


    I've tried several of the vitamin C products from The Ordinary, and I think this is my favourite. I actually didn't realise this was a vitamin C serum until I watched the AB YouTube video recently. I have quite sensitive skin, and have been using the L-ascorbic acid for quite a while now, but it's always been quite strong for my skin, leaving it red. This is super gentle, doesn't tingle or sting, ...
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  12. Onto my second bottle


    This is my second bottle and I purchased two this time one for my mother too. This does the job well and is honestly one of the best affordable serums I have ever used. I used to use the body shop's drops of youth beforehand and that used to cost me $50. This is much nicer and well priced.
  13. I prefer The Ordinary's other Vitamin C Products


    This product is ok. I haven't seen the same brightening results I saw from the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% or the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%.
    It doesn't tingle which is nice but it really doesnt like to soak into my skin.
  14. Bright skin


    This brightens and hydrates your skin, a great starting point to introduce vitamin c
  15. Good combination product


    I am happy with this vitamin C product and think it works well with some of the other ordinary products. You do not get the same tingle you can get with some other vit Cs
  16. Good serum


    I bought this to try as I wanted a vitamin c serum that wouldn’t conflict with buffet. I find it easy to apply, dries really quickly. It does smell a bit, but that goes away very quickly. I’ve had no reaction at all from the vitamin c in it, it seems to be very gentle. I would recommend for people that want to try vitamin c and have sensitive skin, and would like to use it alongside buffet.
  17. Worth every penny


    The lightweight serum does the job well compared to some of the really high ended ones. Been using it now for over 3 weeks and my skin is feeling hydrated, glowy and has not caused any breakouts. My brother who is in his teens is also using this and he has the teenage acne and he loves this product. I couple this day and night with the The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml and a sun...
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  18. Great Product!


    Great Product - brightened my skin while getting it hydrated. I pair this in the AM to hydrate and protect my skin throughout the day from the sun, pollution etc. Ultimate hydration and brightening for my dull and dry skin!
  19. Good intro to vit C


    I used this for six months as my first vit c serum and noticed great results (skin brighter, less dull) which prompted me to move to a stronger formula in another brand. Great way to test the benefits of this ingredient at low price point.
  20. Good Value for Money


    Good product to use in addition to your existing skin care routine. It does the job, and the price point is great, however I can't use it alone without a moisturising my skin first as it is a little harsh for my skin. Also come in a glass bottle which is better for the environment than plastic.
  21. Reasonably impressed


    FYI I have mature dry sensitive skin. I really wanted a vitamin C product that would be gentle on my sensitive skin so gave this a go and use it in conjunction with TO The Buffet and TO Marine Hyaluronics. I am enjoying it and it hasn't caused me any irritation. I will have to wait longer to see if it really makes a big difference. My big issue is that the lid doesn't stay on, it just pops off whi...
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  22. Vit C to the rescue


    PM application and this has a water feel to it but it goes in for deep absorption. This is helping me with my pigmentation and any spot marks. I like to use this on alternate nights that I use my Vit A. (Never together tho) it gives a nice glow to the skin and I like to add it to my 'Skin Food group' I follow up with the Green LED face lamp for a salon experience at home to really kick pigmentatio...
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  23. Prefer Alpha Lipoic acid for vit c


    I have a lot of scars so really wanted to work on pigmentation and unevenness, skin brightening etc. Found this solution to feel a little oily/slippery so have started using The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic acid instead. Would recommend for sensitive skin or beginners though!
  24. Love the product, problems with the packaging


    So enjoying the use on vitamin C. The product feels fantastic on the skin, no irritation, fabulous texture, I look forward to see the results.
    The lid does not screw on properly and pops off, it does not seal, very frustrating.
    Great product for a even better price, of only the packaging wasn’t faulty.
  25. Good Product


    I love The Ordinary as a brand, and this product is no exception. While it not exceptional, it is a great supplemental product to add to your existing skin care routine. The bottle is glass, which is a major win for the environment. I'd take it easy and slowly with this product if you have sensitive skin.
  26. Not for me


    I badly wanted to love TO as it has so many products at such an awesome price point but I haven't loved any of their stuff that I've tried, this one included.
    It made me break out (which is unusual for me) and upset my sensitive skin, although I have no trouble with other Vit C's that I've tried.
    May just be my skin, but I wouldn't recommend based on my experience.
  27. Good Product


    I think this is a really good product, especially if your main problem is uneven skin tone.
  28. Hydrating and light


    The squalane in this makes it a great hydrator but it's not oily at all. Its super light and a very runny liquid. I just add 2-3 drops to my hand, rub my palms together and press it all over my face. It sinks in quickly and does not pill. Only thing is it's just not a strong vitamin C product so I prefer the C-Firma by Drunk Elephant but it costs so much it's almost criminal or The Ordinarys Vitam...
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  29. Love it


    Love how it makes my skin feel when applying. Automatically makes your skin look more radiant and alive. Only bad thing about it is the lid on the bottle doesn't screw on properly so make sure it's always up right. I've lost 2 bottles of product because I had it in a carry bag. Good price.
  30. Nice but not a miracle


    Lovely non irritating formula but havent noticed drastic changes as with other vit c after a couple months
  31. Pills like crazy


    Pills like crazy. Tried so many different ways to use it - before cream, after cream, by itself, left to dry completely then cream. It doesn't matter as it doesn't skin into my skin. Used so many times, not cannot see any effect. Unfortunately doesn't work for me.
  32. Effective and good value.


    I am 47 years old with skin that has evolved from being sensitive in my teens and 20's to an evening out to normal/dry in my 40's.
    My main desires with a skincare regime are for anti-ageing properties, maintaining a fresh and wrinkle-free look and effective hydration.
    I have found every product from The Ordinary does just that.
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  33. Such a powerful solution


    As someone who is a fan of Ordinary products, I was excited to try this product given its great reviews. I was very pleasently surprised that the product has a nice texture that is like a very light and thin oil that is absorbed quickly. It hasn't got any smell and I tend to use it as part of my evening routine given that it is slightly oily. It truly is a powerful serum and always leaves me with ...
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  34. Bright and cheerful


    I have been using this for a few months now and am very happy with how bright my skin has become. I did use thos as my 1st step in my skincare for a little while until I realised it was considered an oil, and now use it after my water based serums as recommended with better results. A little goes a long way. It glides on beautifully.
  35. Dropper faulty


    Been ordering products for couple of months now. Reordered this noticed new writin on packaging. The dropper is terrible keeps popping open,cant close it, top is off white colour.
  36. Great


    My acne scars have reduced and my skin looks so much better and there is no irritation
  37. Vitamin boost


    Love this product super silky easy to apply I’ve noticed pigment in my skin lightning up
  38. Great value


    Love this serum! It’s such a good price and works well with brightening my skin! I feel the difference if I don’t use it every day. Love! Just got my mum onto it as well!
  39. Smells great!


    I love this stuff. Really hydrating with a nice silky texture and a great scent!
  40. This works a treat


    I bought this as a night serum but now use both AM
    & PM after Buffet and HA. My skin has been amazing with this trio and I have noticed a big difference in texture and hydration when using this twice daily. Highly recommend.
  41. Gentle but not effective for me


    I have freckles and pigmentation and have continued to get them while using this product. I have tried other vitamin Cs in the past and have notice visible brightening and lightening of my freckles whilst using SPF. With this product I don’t get any brightening or lightening. It is gentle, i get no tingling what so ever, but it isn’t working how I want to.
  42. Good Value

    Rubber Goanna

    Have been using this product for about 18 months now, on conjunction with other Ordinary products. I use this in my AM routine after cleansing and apply the dropper to the palm of my clean hand (about 5 drops is plenty) and quickly rub with other palm and apply to face by gently patting in. The bottle lasts ages even though I know it looks a small bottle.
    It feels like it is oily but it si...
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  43. Good Value

    Rubber Goanna

    Have been using this product for about 18 months now, on conjunction with other Ordinary products. I use this in my AM routine after cleansing and apply the dropper to the palm of my clean hand (about 5 drops is plenty) and quickly rub with other palm and apply to face by gently patting in. The bottle lasts ages even though I know it looks a small bottle.
    It feels like it is oily but it si...
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  44. Great Vitamin C for sensitive skin!


    My skin is easily irritated by Vitamin C Products, and I have tested a dozen or so before this one, my search is now over. This is a great resource for Vitamin C, especially if like me your skin doesn't always react well to it. Have been using each morning before moisturiser for almost 2 months, and my skin is brighter for it. Highly recommend this one.
  45. Budget in price, lux in results


    In an effort to save more $$, have been looking for less expensive products that could achieve similar results - this is one of them. It's not quite as remarkable as my previous C - Dermaceutics Tri Vita - and doesn't sit as well under my daily moisturiser (a common thing I've found with Ordinary products), but if you don't have $150+ to spend on serums this is a great option.
  46. It's ok


    It's alright. Didn't really see any results after using it for a while. Make sure you really let it absorb before putting on any other products or makeup as it pills a lot.
  47. incredible


    It is very hydrating as it penetrates deeply into the skin and leaves a lovely scent afterwards
  48. Amazing


    This has reduced my hyper pigmentation and made my skin more nourished. My skin also looks brighter now
  49. Didn't see much improvement


    I'm not sure if I really like this product. It applies a lot better than the 23% suspension and my skin doesn't react to it at all which is a positive but I haven't really seen any improvement in my skin.
  50. Glowing


    Once you get sorted as to how best apply this product, the finish is beautiful. It leaves a lovely glow which when used with other quality products reduces need for makeup.
  51. In love with this serum!


    I have been following a Hyper Pigmentation routine on The Oridinary website under Regimen Guide.

    I was doing both the AM and PM regimen without Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F at first. I found my PM routine to be very drying, I think it was from the Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%.

    I decided to get this serum for hydration. This is the best thing to hy...
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  52. LOVE IT


  53. Very promising


    This feels very light on the skin, completely non-irritating (which is saying something since I have very sensitive skin) and leaves a very slight shine. There is a subtle odd smell, but not too off-putting. My skin definitely looks brighter and I've only been using this for a couple of weeks. I have a few hyperpigmentation spots that definitely look lighter since using this.
  54. A gentle vitamin C


    This gives you a lovely dewy radiance and absorbs quickly without causing any stinging or redness. If you're using it after a hyaluronic acid make sure it has fully absorbed otherwise a lot of pilling will occur the moment you apply this. As it's quite runny, I found it was best to dispense a few drops in the palm of my hand instead of applying it straight onto my face.
  55. Great for dehydrated skin


    I have been using this product in line with a few other Ordinary products and I’m in love!
    It’s a slightly oily consistency that soaks in super fast and makes the skin feel nice and hydrated!
  56. one I can't go without.


    This product has done wonders for my overall complexion. If I had to use only one product this would be it.
  57. My new favourite


    This is my favourite ordinary product so far. I have noticed my skin is brighter and look forward to using it each day. I have sensitive Skin and this has helped it without any issue. Love, love, love!
  58. Love this


    This has made my skin so so soft and has brightened my complexion
  59. I love this


    So nice, I’ve really enjoyed this. I see some wonderful changes in my skin and feel like it’s been really good!
  60. Bright and soft skin


    I’ve been using this serum for about a month and have been loving it so far. I use it morning and night and don’t find it heavy or irritating for my sometimes sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and have noticed it’s a lot brighter after adding this serum to my routine.
  61. Good for sensitive skin


    So many products make my skin red or irritated
    This.is.ome that is safe and feels nice
    Leave for a few minutes and finish with.moisturiser in the morning
    I think skin looking more even complexion
  62. Moisture!!


    I’ve only used this twice, however first thing I noticed was that it soothes my dry itchy skin immediately which I didn’t get from other products. Love it! Will see what longer use brings!
  63. Buy this


    Sooo good. Im 42 and just starting noticing my face aging. I have super sensitive skin but I can use this no problem. Skin looks brighter within days of use
  64. Good


    I use it morning & night as a serum. It absorb very fast and can see the skin more brighter after a week using.
  65. Every product makes me smile


    Just added this to my list of products I now use from the ordinary range. Nothing but ordinary. LOVE LOVE
  66. Excellent


    My skin is certainly looking more even and bright. Ive been using this twice daily for a few weeks and I’ll be repurchasing once the product has run out.
  67. Moisture


    This has left my skin looking healthier. It is so nourishing and my complexion has improved so much. Will buy again
  68. Great for dull skin


    Great for dull skin and pigmentation and a great way to get the antioxidant protection of vitamin c without the harshness sometimes experienced with more sensitive skin, or if your using another product that isn't compatible with straight up vitamin c. It's a light oil, that absorbs easily. I only use 3 drops in the morning and the same at night. It gives a lovely glow under foundation.
  69. good for my scars


    Good for dark spots or acne scarring. It is more creamier than other vitamin C serums and doesn't irritate my skin like some others.
  70. The best!


    This makes my skin so plump and beautiful. I use it all the time and see my skin glowing and looking healthier than ever. A definite in my skin routine!
  71. Bit of an addiction


    I LOVE this stuff! If I go to put makeup on without applying this first, everything seems to 'drag' instead of flow on smoothly. I enjoy the texture of this product and use it on my face, neck and decolletage.
  72. Excellent product


    This product is on par with all of The Ordinary skin care. This stuff is rich and nourishing and shows immediate effects of smoothing and plumping/firming skin. Luxurious to apply, I use it every evening and my skin tone has never been more even!
  73. High concentration


    Love this for brightening up dark spots. High vitamin C concentration and the serum formula just soaks right in
  74. Good


    My complexion is so much better after using this product and it is so affordable
  75. Brighter, blemish free skin!


    This serum is the first vitamin C product I have used and I absolutely love it. I use it at night and by morning my skin is so soft and smooth. It is slightly oily but as my skin is on the dryer side it’s perfect for me. I used the online chat and this is what was recommended for my skin type.
  76. Great


    I love it
    I use this in the mornings before moisturizer and it doesn't affect to makeup. It soaks in well if you remember to use the tiniest bit.
  77. Wonderful product


    One of my favourite vitamin c products. I love using this every second morning. Leaves skin very smooth and complexion is improved. Use this with the ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and spf 50.
  78. skin brightening benefits for a clearer complexion.


    The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F has for me brightened my complexion and definitely improved the overall texture of my skin.
  79. Great


    This smells really good and glides on easily, a great alternative to the other vitamin C treatments.
  80. Great vitamin c option


    I have tried a few vitamin c options from the ordinary and this is my favorite. I love the fact that its oil so my dehydrated skin is always appreciative of that. I pop this on every morning and leave it for a few minutes before adding the rest of my skin care routine. I have found my face is looking brighter but I also started using this as the same time as the Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsi...
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  81. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F


    This is perfect for my slightly dry, ageing skin and really glides on really nicely. I definitely think my skin looks brighter. I am using mostly in the morning, as I have other products for the evening. I feel it gives me a lift each day.
  82. Great vitamin C starter


    I’m loving this little bottle of goodness - super lightweight, and effective... not to mention; it also smells amazing. It’s been super gentle on my skin, which has always been dry and patchy, until switching the THe Ordinary, no more dry patches!
  83. Does the job


    Having never used Vitamin C before, I was worried that this would irritate my sensitive skin, but was pleasantly surprised. It's the kind of product that you have to use over a long period of time to see any benefit, but I have noticed improvement to the evenness of my skin tone and some fading of the brown pigment I've had on my face since pregnancy. It's very slow-going but worth it as it's abou...
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    This is lovely on your skin and a little goes a long way.
    havent been using for long but happy with the results .
  85. Booster


    I used it as a booster for my other anti oxidant and feels nice in skin.
  86. Fantastic Vitamin C


    This was the first vitamin C from The Ordinary I tried, and it has been the best for my skin. Silky, smooth, easy to apply, and genuinely brighten!! Which is what I want - an actual improvement to my skin clarity and diminished dark spots. This product sinks in and sits undetected under my moisturiser/SPF. I have combination skin. After my bottle was gone, I tried the Ascorbyl Glucoside from The O...
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  87. Once again a 5 star for the ordinary


    This is my second vit c from the ordinary. I chose this one as I have very dry and aging skin. It's just beautiful to use! The lightest oil! I do let it absorb slightly before adding other oils and moisture on top, but only if I have time. I have been using it now for around 3 months and just love it! It looks unused! Lasts a super long time as it spreads so far.. bonus! I use 3 small drops in the...
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  88. Beautiful finish!

    Miss E

    This product was recommended to me in a live chat. I am glad I purchased it. It leaves skin looking brighter and feeling (almost velvety) smooth.

    Also, my package from Adore also came with some surprise little gifts that also made me feel super special!
  89. Gentle serum


    I can smell the oil fatty acids but absorbs quickly. Very gentle on my skin. I have dry sensitive skin and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. Effective serum!
  90. No noticeable difference


    This product is very watery and can be hard to apply. I tried it over different The Ordinary products and by itself and still could not find a way to make it work for me. I seemed to break out more when I used this product. My skin is fair, dry and very sensitive and it really didn't do my skin any favours. I wish I could have made it work for me.
  91. Perfect consistency for morning moisturiser


    Because of my love for night oils, I use this in the morning as a light oil to act as an moisturiser before sunscreen. It's definitely not ideal for makeup application, so I do need time for it to set into my skin, which isn't a long period of time. I find that I need to pat in this product rather than rub, because it can create a rolling effect of the other products or maybe dry skin? I'm not 100...
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  92. Wonderful for dry, sensitive skin


    I have dry, sensitive skin and live in a very humid city. I had previously been using TO Vitamin C spheres in HA, but experienced a lot of tingling/itching. This product is a lightweight, oil-like formulation that feels sooooo lovely to massage into the skin. It sinks in quickly, no tingling or itching and pairs well with my richer cream products. I do notice some pilling if I use it too closely f...
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  93. Super Soft


    Very soft and soaks into skin very fast. Skin glows the next day.
  94. Great addition to the range... but


    This is a great vitamin C alternative to a few others I've tried with The Ordinary, but I still prefer the powder! It just seems to lack the strength of the powder & I haven't seen any real change in my skin pigmentation with this product.
  95. Recommended for sensitive skin


    I use a lot of The Ordinary products and this is one of my favourites. I use this every morning, and also in the evening if I am not using the 23% vitamin C product. It feels like a light oil when it goes on, but soaks into my skin really quickly. It brightens my skin and feels like it has some moisturising qualities. If you have had stinging from other vitamin C products, then this is the one for...
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  96. Good vitamin C


    This product is easy to put on and feels great on my face. It has definitely dulled down the red tones in my skin.
  97. Great Vitamin C


    This is a nice thin oil that is absorbed quickly and skin looks instantly brighter.
    I prefer this consistency to their other vitamin C options too.
  98. Skin is clearer


    I'm in my fifties with good skin. This product has made my skin slightly more clear and bright. No reaction. I may try the stronger vitamin c next time.
  99. Great!


    It really works well! The oil is super thin and non greasy and is really nice for my dry skin! Helps my hyperpigmentation especially because I can use it night and day.
  100. Lacklustre


    Initially I thought this was AMAZING, but then I went a few days without using it, and my skin seems to have deteriorated even further. It feels more rough and damaged than before I had begun using the product.

    So I reapplied myself to the regimen, and again, skin felt amazing when I was using it daily, but as soon as I stopped (late nights out/holidays), then my skin seems to not re...
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