I was thinking earlier in the week that I should get a Vitamin C serum to tackle some stubborn, lingering post-acne redness when I was sent Betanature Supplements Vitamin C Serum 20% with Hyaluronic Acid for review. It also contains Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera, which are great natural astringent and soothing ingredients respectively.
Post Acnegenic Redness:
It’s fantastic for the redness/hyperpigmentation that remains after the blemish is gone – it reduced the redness by about 50% within two days and gave my skin an overall slightly more even tone. That is fast for a product to work on redness, but my skin is fair enough that it is pretty easy to see when a product starts working on hyperpigmentation. As time goes on I’m noticing a gradual lightening.
I was ready to call my derm for a cortisone shot on these two pimples that cropped up right next to each other on my cheek, forming a heart shape. (Side note: a bright red heart face-painted on a five year old, adorable. A bright red heart formed from two painful pimples on an adult professional woman, not in any way, shape, or form adorable.) Then I noticed that the blemishes were rapidly reducing in size and finally separated into two distinct pimples – all in the course of about eight hours. After a few days they are almost flat and definitely coverable by concealer until the redness fades.
I probably should have known that this serum would have reduced the blemishes. Hyaluronic Acid (as well as the Aloe) keeps the skin from drying out. The problem with a lot of acne products is that they dry out the top layers of skin and form a scab, but the scab prevents the active ingredient from penetrating any further into the pimple, so you are left with a reduced but not eradicated bump. Hyaluronic Acid keeps the top layers of skin from drying out, so the active ingredients can continue to penetrate deep into the pimple until it is gone. And it is far easier to conceal a pimple that isn’t dry on top – concealer needs a smooth surface to cover.
The Hyaluronic Acid keeps my skin calm and supple, and plumped out my burgeoning crows feet. The ability to use it around the eyes is significant as 20% is a high amount of Vitamin C to be using on the delicate eye area, but really effective if the skin can tolerate it. Thanks to the soothing nature of Hyaluronic Acid as well as Aloe Vera, my eye area tolerated the Vitamin C well, and it left a perfectly smooth base to apply makeup the next day.
It’s also really amazing on hands – after application my nails looked healthy, smooth, and buffed.
As with most serums, be sure to apply with a light hand as it takes a bit to absorb, but once it absorbs there is no sticky reside.
I’m really happy to have found a really powerful and effective Vitamin C serum with powerful, effective, and natural ingredients that are clearly identifiable.
Find Betanature Supplements Vitamin C Serum 20% with Hyaluronic Acid at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016LFI7E8.
I received this product at a discount for my unbiased review.