Vitamin C Serum: The Gold Standard and the Dupe

The lowdown on using Skinceuticals C E FERULIC and an affordable economy size vitamin C serum, and basically why you need to get both. Read on.

First let’s quickly understand what Vitamin C does for the skin. Known as a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, brightens skin, and helps keep away the signs of aging. It also accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, the two key items that help keep the skin plump and firm, which are ALSO the two key items that deteriorate rapidly as we age. BEING PROACTIVE in your skincare routine means making sure you are utilizing items that WORK for you, as in work to protect and reverse the signs of aging.

So, let’s cover the two products I use in my routine that I swear by, and cost wise, they are both worth it.

The gold standard of Vitamin C and it’s economy sized counterpart

Pictured here is Skinceauticals C E FERULIC, a potent blend of 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), along with Tocopherol and Ferulic Acid. In the beauty industry, this is the gold standard of Vitamin C and frankly no one has been able to TOUCH this product in terms of effectiveness since it was released in 2005. At a price point of $166 😮 this is going to be costly for most, however, the fact that you can only get this from a medical provider (or direct from brand online) AND that, year after year, it continues to win awards for it’s powerfulness even though it, no joke, kind of smells like hot dog 🌭 water, says something about what it’s doing for buyers. I absolutely attest this is the best vitamin C product I’ve used and will without question get it again. You only need a couple drops a day and I’ve been using my bottle for about 4 months and have about 1/3 of the bottle left to use.

Pictured next to the best Vitamin C on the market is a “dupe” that you can use on your neck and decollete. PURA D’OR (4oz) 20% Vitamin C Serum (whoa economy size) is also infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E & Argan Oil. Because the Skinceuticals Vitamin C is so expensive, I justify using the Pura D’or brand on other areas of my body for that same antioxidant, collagen and elastin producing result Vitamin C gives you. At $14.99 on Amazon, this is affordable for everyone and depending on where/how much you use it, this bottle could last you over a year. I use both products daily and know the longer I use them, the better my results become as your skin continues to improve and build off of the Vitamin C’s renewing properties. If you aren’t ready to invest in the Skinceuticals brand, at the very least try the Pura Dor option for 30 days and see the brightening results for yourself!

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