Thursday, May 2, 2013

OST Vit C 20 Serum Review

 Many of us are still new to the concept of including serums in our daily skin care regime.
Even i started using them just a year back and since then it has become an indispensable part of my routine.
This is my second serum bottle.

What is a Serum?
Serums are a skin care product with high concentrations of certain active ingredients. These ingredients can be things like hyaluronic acid (to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles), vitamin C (to brighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and age spots) or glycolic acid (an exfoliant), to name just three.

Difference Between a Serum and A Moisturizer?
Moisturizers are formulated to keep the skin hydrated by putting a protective barrier between it and the outside. Serums are formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver key ingredients.

You can read more about Vit C serums HERE


 PACKAGE-
It comes in a tinted glass bottle .
Tinted because Vit C gets oxidised on exposure to sunlight.
I prefer to keep it in its original box and keep it somewhere cool.
Once the Vit C is oxidised it will be of no use to your skin.
You can know that your vit C serum is spoilt if the clear fluid starts turning yellow.

It comes with a dropper .
And you can easily monitor the amount of product you use.
 TEXTURE-
It has watery and little sticky consistency.
Spreads easily.
And gets rapidly absorbed.
Feels sticky on the face for the initial 5 seconds and then makes your skin really smooth.

FRAGRANCE-
It has a very nice citrus smell.
But the smell fades once applied.
 HOW I USE IT-
I use this after cleansing my face before applying moisturiser.
Just take 2 drops and lightly pat it all over the face focusing in the areas i want to brighten.
Last month i was going through the pimple phase and i got tiny zits on my chin that left behind red spots.
Whenever i go out i needed to use a concealer.
I used this product consistently morning+evening and have seen slight reduction in the redness.
But the one spot near the corner of the nose is still persisting.
It gets concealed with foundations/BB creams though.

Many people have claimed to see improvement from day 5 of using the product.
However in my case it is taking really long .
But different people have different skin types so i probably need to use this for longer duration.
OVERALL
You can clearly see the improvement in the pic.
My face feels firmer and more toned.
I'll use this for a month more and re-update the post to show the improvement.

You can buy it from wishtrend.com HERE

HAVE YOU USED SERUMS?
PR sample :Honest Opinion

16 comments:

  1. very nicely reviewed as usual :) how much does it retail for?

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  2. I use a Clearly Corrective serum from Kiehl's, it really helps with my acne spots. It has activated c and white birch in it, I think.

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  4. in fact its half the price of the usual serum i was using :p

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  5. i've tried it.
    didnt really help. :(

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  6. thanks :)

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  7. Sounds really awesome! I havent used lots of serums/ oils before but this does sound lovely

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  8. even i have been using them for just a year now :)

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  9. I really like the shape of your lips. lol Good thing that it worked on you. :)

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  10. haha thanks :p


    but its working reallllllly slow on me :(

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  11. Great! Can really tell the difference..
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  12. Oh really!.. glad to know a different aspect of Awungshi... but still I wonder who takes all these photo of yours in different product reviews :-P

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  13. Hi Doc, I've nominated you for a photo contest! Please check the post: http://just4suzan.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-monochrome-from-my-summer-of-69.html
    Cheers!
    :-)

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  14. is it suitable for oily skin?

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  15. ohhh so cool review!! i want a product like this :)

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