What Is Vitamin C Serum?
InstaNatural says they have created a powerful vitamin C- and nutrient-based serum that brightens the skin and combats the tell-tale signs of aging, such as fine lines. The serum, it is claimed, is safe for all skin types, and is a ‘unique’ blend of plant stem cells, natural oils, and plant extracts to nourish the skin, while improving tone and texture. Simultaneously, the serum also helps you fight off environmental pollutants and other factors. The fact is that these days anyone can put together a good day serum based on a few ingredients, but are these ingredients clinically approved and does science back the formulation? We are only interested in the cold facts, and it is against this backdrop that we will unpack and evaluate Vitamin C Serum.
The four main ingredients on which the ‘unique’ blend rests are:
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Ferulic Acid
- Sea Buckthorn Oil
Vitamin C packs a powerful antioxidant punch as it brightens the skin and aids rejuvenation. It is aided on the plant front by Witch Hazel and Dandelion which are also amazing astringents or tighteners. Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Buckthorn Oil are the ingredients used to support the skin’s protective barrier. One of the big issues with this serum as with so many others though, is that it is almost a passive bystander to the aging process. By this, we mean that while it slows down aging, the entire reason most people use a serum is for more intense benefits – so more aggressive ingredients are expected; formulations that actually reverse aging. This is best done via clinically proven patented ingredients, of which there are none here. Argireline NP is one of the best-patented ingredients we’ve come across – as a peptide, it actually undoes aging by up to 27% over 30 days when used twice a day, as the clinical trials showed. It is this kind of patented, powerful, scientifically proven sub-formulation a robust serum should have (the best ones do).
How To Use
Cleanse and tone your skin, then massage in a small amount of serum, allowing it to absorb completely. Follow up with a good moisturizer. The serum is housed in a dropper-type bottle.
What Is The Cost?
You’ll pay $21 when you buy the 1 oz bottle online. There are no discounts.
There is a 120-day money-back guarantee. You’ll get your money back if after trying InstaNatural you are not satisfied. Although not expressly stated, this implies that you should be able to get a return for partially used products, not merely unopened ones. This guarantee is on a par with what the class leaders in the natural beauty industry are offering.
Our Final Review of Vitamin C Serum
You can’t go wrong with vitamin C – although you also need more. Another positive is that there are no parabens or formaldehyde releasers in the serum. Although there are some great plant extracts, we do not see the likes of Electric Daisy and some other super plants when it comes to skin. As we mentioned earlier, the really big detractor is the lack of any powerful patented ingredients that have been clinically tested to deliver extraordinary results. Given a choice between Vitamin C Serum, and a serum with 10% or more active ingredients plus five or more patented ingredients as we’ve seen during the course of our extensive research, there is no doubt we’d choose the patent-rich serum. The latter would provide faster, deeper and more visible results, especially in undoing lines and wrinkles.