We all want that blemish free, youthful, smooth, hydrated, glowing skin, right? You can’t deny it. The skincare industry is SO big at the moment, each drug store is a sea of products claiming to be your one magic cure and it can be very difficult to navigate your way to something that works for you. Enter us bloggers who test the market, we’re here to be your personal guinea pigs and we bring you posts like I’m bringing you today. That’s right, I’m here reviewing a serum that promises all the above.
The Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum was sent to me in return for an honest review, and honest it will be! It’s a lightweight, all-natural serum that contains vitamins B, C and E, aloe vera (which we all know is the holy grail skin treatment), green tea and hyaluronic acid. Bonus points – it’s not tested on animals.
Vitamin C helps to rejuvenate the skin and to fight signs of ageing before they begin. On top of that it promotes the production of collagen and helps with redness and inflammation. Alongside the Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid works to retain water by preventing all that moisture from evaporating into the air keeping your skin super hydrated.
Vitamin E is fab for acne scarring as well as tissue repair whilst the Vitamin B improves elasticity, eases redness and irritations and nourishes. Aloe Vera as most of us know, is soothing as well as moisturising and green tea is amazing for detoxifying and is anti-inflammatory.
I’ve been using this day and night now for god knows how long by applying 3-5 drops of the serum to dry, clean skin. It feels lovely on the skin and doesn’t take too long to sink in, I usually use this before following up with my regular night cream. I would definitely recommend to pop a night cream or moisturiser on afterwards as it can feel a little tight the first time you try it, especially over your lips.
It has a relatively thick consistency for a serum which I would imagine is because of the hyaluronic acid. I’d definitely suggest either working fast at applying or applying to the skin in sections though as serums tend to run down your face pretty fast! The first thing I noticed though was the beautiful scent to it which is down to the sweet orange oil. I’m absolutely obsessed with orange scented products, whether it’s a product for skincare or cleaning, so that immediately got me falling for this product. Orange essential oil not only lifts your mood, but also treats acne and can reduce pain and inflammation.
The first time I used the Vitamin C Serum it kind of tingled the skin a little bit, but it was a good tingle that you get from certain products, if that makes any sense. The kind where you know it’s working not reacting badly. I had no redness or sensitivity that accompanied it, just a mild tingle sensation. I must admit from day one of using the serum, I saw results to my skin! Even though Generation Skincare said that it can take between 7-14 days. I knew I was excited to see where it went if I was already seeing results after only a day!
Waking up the next day, there was a new glow to my skin and the redness from previous blemish had been reduced significantly. My skin was just clear and glowing! I am awful at remembering to apply serums and skincare once my make up is off, even if I’ve missed a some days, I know this will fix my problems with a few drops.
If you apply too much then it can sometimes leave the skin feeling a little sticky, so I do advise to only apply as much as you need and steer clear of applying extra for the sake of it. A little goes a long way! Like I mentioned above, if you experience stickiness then it is easily resolved with a layer of moisturiser on top to seal it in.
I have combination skin with a greasy tzone and dry patches in the most random places. After using this morning and night I haven’t noticed had any extra oiliness and dry patches seemed to have disappeared almost completely. I love that it doesn’t cause any issues with my makeup being applied over the top.
My only qualm is that I’m not in love with the packaging, mainly because I’m not keen on the dark orange/brown tinted glass bottle. Although it is ideal to help prevent the product from spoiling quickly. It has an orange label on the bottle with all the appropriate product information and a screw cap lid containing a pipette dropper for application. It reminds me a bit of medication packaging actually, I do like something that will stand out to me and look pretty on my dressing table. I think maybe if the bottle was clear it would look more high end too.
Overall, I rank this pretty darn high in the list of serums that I’ve tried. In fact you can tell from my photos, I’m almost out which must mean I like it! I definitely think I’ll be repurchasing this in the future, thank you to Generation Skincare for introducing me a wonderful product.
Have you tried the Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum yet? What are your thoughts? Think you have a better serum? Then show me! I’m always trying to find new amazing products to try.
Thanks for reading,
Love Charlie ♡ x