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    THE INKEY LISTVitamin C Serum<p>A powerful antioxidant with a host of benefits, vitamin C is a skin care celebrity for a reason. Able to both prevent and correct signs of damage, Vitamin C Serum can help to reduce the impact of daily skin stressors, including pollution and sun exposure, which can lead to pigmentation, accelerated signs of ageing and dullness (no thanks!) As well as this, vitamin C works to actively brighten and even out skin tone, while also boosting collagen production to enhance skin&#8217;s plumpness and elasticity. Offering all of these benefits (without eye-watering cost or alienating jargon) THE INKEY LIST&#8217;s Vitamin C Serum stars 30% pure, L-Ascorbic Acid in a stable, waterless formulation for optimum results and low irritation. Add this into your regime and you can expect bright, even, protected, youthful-looking skin</p>INK0031664850604222950694 stars, based on46 reviews 7.99Cult BeautyNew
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    THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum

    Vitamin C Serum
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    • Why it's Cult

      Also known as ‘Your Beauty Translator’, THE INKEY LIST’s aim is simple: break through beauty jargon to deliver a straightforward take on skin care’s most-wanted ingredients (at astoundingly reasonable, ‘give-it-a-go’ prices). An adored hero ingredient, vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, reducing the impact of daily skin stressors such as pollution, while also actively brightening and evening out skin. Also shown to boost collagen production, Vitamin C Serum boosts your skin’s plumpness and elasticity. Sublime in its simplicity, this serum stars the stuff as 30% stable L-ascorbic acid, for minimal irritation and optimal benefits. 

    • Description

      A powerful antioxidant with a host of benefits, vitamin C is a skin care celebrity for a reason. Able to both prevent and correct signs of damage, Vitamin C Serum can help to reduce the impact of daily skin stressors, including pollution and sun exposure, which can lead to pigmentation, accelerated signs of ageing and dullness (no thanks!) As well as this, vitamin C works to actively brighten and even out skin tone, while also boosting collagen production to enhance skin’s plumpness and elasticity. Offering all of these benefits (without eye-watering cost or alienating jargon) THE INKEY LIST’s Vitamin C Serum stars 30% pure, L-Ascorbic Acid in a stable, waterless formulation for optimum results and low irritation. Add this into your regime and you can expect bright, even, protected, youthful-looking skin

    • How to use

      Can be used in the AM and PM. Use in the AM for best results

      Apply a pea-sized amount to cleansed face and neck and follow with moisturisers


      Avoid the eye area.

      A slight tingling sensation can be expected, particularly if you are new to the product.

      Product may cause irritation, if irritation persists discontinue use.

      Ensure product is kept out of sunlight in a cool dry environment. Always ensure lid is sealed.

      External use only.

    • Full ingredients list

      Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Peg-10 Dimethicone

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    THE INKEY LIST - Vitamin C Serum

    THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum Reviews

    Exceptionally high potency for such a low price!
    I've tried a number of Vit. C formulas that cost many times more than this product & which only contained a fraction of the strength that this vitmain C cream contains, seriously. Although, this isn't a runny serum by any means, it feels more like a primer since it contains silicones. To mitigate any irritation from using such a potent formula & thus, drastically improving its wear ability. I mix 3-5 drops of The Inkey Hyaluronic Acid serum in with this to break up its consistency, which makes it then absorb like a dream, & without any redness. Plus, it holds my makeup in place All day (which is rare for my combo/oily skin) & I can change the amount I use depending on what my skin needs for that day! This definitely packs a punch on its strength alone, but together, with the Hyaluronic acid serum, this has become one of the very best smoothing "primers" in my arsenal to date.
    Lovely texture and good under makeup
    So impressed with this. Goes on so nicely and makes my skin feel amazing. My makeup goes on so nicely as well. I have used The Ordinary vitamin c but found that made my skin sting and had bits in. Not the case here - no gritty bits or making my skin sensitive. Vitamin c is meant to be brightening the skin, which I can’t say I have noticed yet, but will wait to give it a good month of consistent use.
    Friend of mine recommended the product as saying it was amazing, it really is! I have used other serums with Vitamin C but they only tempt my skin. At the beginning when I started using my serum it stinks my skin but it got better over time. I apply it in the morning and after that, I use a Natural Moisturizing Factors +HA. I order for the fifth time.
    Great for the price
    This is an intense 30% Vitamin C serum, although the texture doesn’t feel like a traditional serum, more like a paste/thick emulsion. Another great product from The Inkey List and like the rest budget friendly and effective. I did find that on first application my skin was slightly red and tingled but having used this now for over a month my skin has adapted to the tingling sensation. I find this works great during the day but also have used it in my PM routine and love the way it makes my skin look. Unsure id repurchase as there are other Vit C serums that work better on my skin but still a great product nonetheless
    I have been using the Vitamin C Serum for a few weeks now, as well as the salicylic cleanser. I am wondering why it has such a dry consistency for a serum? It comes out of the container as a white cream and apples very dry to the touch. Did I just get a bad one or is it supposed to be this dry? The salicylic cleanser is a winner, cleans well and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean.
    Pore clogging
    Unfortunately this clogged my pores giving the appearance of dark blackheads by the end of the day. It's a real shame because the tingle of the product suggests that it's probably doing something positive.
    Feeling silky
    This leaves my face feeling silky. I have had no problems. As to if it makes any difference I don’t know, but I Love it.
    Great product
    The best Vitamin C value for money! Firms the skin, helps reduce redness, I also like its dry-ish texture.
    Not impressed
    This product was recommended in a magazine for age spots. I have 2 on my face and have been using this product but age spots have not faded at all. If you put the product over a large area of your face, it tingles to the point you want to wash it off. Do not recommend, waste of my hard earned money!!
    It has been about a month since I have purchased the vitamin C serum and I have seen an overall improvement in my face. My face looks brighter and my acne scars have almost complete faded. It says to apply morning and night but I only use it in the night and it has worked great for me. Definitely recommend purchasing this serum and I will purchase this again!
    It stings like crazy!
    Firstly it’s so difficult to apply the product due to its texture and once I apply it stings like crazy. I have active acne and scars in the same area with pigmentation so vitamin C is supposed to be ideal but this formula tingles a lot more than little. It is affordable but not worth the buy!
    Too much silicone
    Pros: it really does contain a lot of C vitamin, which is great because it makes this serum really powerful. Cons: silicone texture is really difficult to tolerate, maybe make sense to use at night time. Viktoriya here mentioned that it doesn't really contain silicone, but come on: 2 types of dimethicone and Polysilicone out of 4 ingredients...
    One of the best
    I notice reduction in my PIH/PIE within a few 2 weeks of use and skin tone is more balanced. however this could lead to some piling when apply so try on error really matters which suits you the best. I overcome by using this as my first serum and avoid the piling issue. the serum is super potent does do expect some tingling sensation when apply for sensitive skin like mine. love, will repurchase.
    Mix this with HA
    I LOVE this! I have been using this daily (am) for more than 6 weeks now and my skin has improved. My hyper-pigmentation and acne marks have lighten and I can't wait to see how my skin will turn out in the coming months. Will definitely repurchase this!
    Great little find
    Only been using this product for about two weeks but already feel like it it has improved my skin. Unlike other reviews, I feel like once you’ve cleansed your skin it sits very nicely on top without flaking or peeling. Will definitely buy again especially for the price!
    Vile Texture
    I can't speak of the efficacy of the product because I just can't get over the texture. You literally drag it over your skin and it rolls up whenever you put something else on top of it. Really disappointed to find a product which might be amazing but can't be used because it is so thick and waxy. 1 star because why make a product that people can't use?
    On The Fence
    Really want to like this product (and brand) but the texture puts me right off. It's thick and paste-like which makes it hard to apply as you almost have to drag it across your face. It seems to sit on the skin and I had white flaky build up which only worsened when I touched my face. Could not imagine putting makeup over it - big no no! Can't speak to it's efficacy - definitely more silicone than I'm comfortable with, given I'm an acne sufferer. Will probably use once a fortnight at night until it runs out so as not to waste it.
    Love this product to death! Amazing.
    Not for me.
    I wanted to love this as it has a great concentration of Vitamin C but it’s not for me. I needed a product for day time use but this is only suitable for night time use as the texture isn’t good for under makeup. It also leaves a white cast on my skin. I’m fair skinned so I can only imagine it’s worse for those with darker skin tones.
    I love the tingle, and it does even the skin tone, but it's full of silicone. I will continue using it but not sure I'd repurchase. It's good enough for the price.
    Hated it...
    I really wanted to love this especially at the price point - but I’ve never disliked a product on first use more. The texture is just awful, no slip, silliconey, just feels horrible. I’ve tried mixing it with HA as they suggest but still not for me.
    Better than the average
    Let me start by saying my skin is dry + dehydrated, very sensitive and I'm 29. I'm always hesitant trying new products but I thought the price was worth it. I find that vitamin C can be tricky for sensitive skin types but this one did not give me any problems whatsoever, it did not break me out and other vitamin C serums did, even high end. It is pretty dimethicony though so I don't use it pm and I don't use it every morning. But overall it is a good product.
    I wanted to love this, but I was disappointed. The texture is awful. Way too heavy and difficult to spread and so silicone-heavy that I had to bin it. It made anything on top of it pill up and felt too occlusive.
    Loving it
    My skin was feeling a bit irritated and I felt like there had not been a change for ages, however, this product has really lifted my skins appearance.
    Haven't used a Vitamin C serum before but wanted to give this a try, I have blemish prone skin and I found this stings a lot when I put it on, although it has got better recently. I must say though I haven't noticed a difference in my skin. The serum is matte and more of a paste texture, I don't love the way it feels on my skin if I'm honest, however will keep trying it.
    It has a strong smell and slightly gritty feel on the skin but if you want cheap vitamin c then defo buy this.
    My most fav of all times
    I missed it so much during our crazy summer here. Finally, I have it again and enjoy the reflection in the mirror each time when I put it on my face. It becomes matte with even tone & pores are clean!
    No improvement
    I wouldn't say this is a bad product (it is a vitamin C for a very reasonable price point after all) but I must say I didn't see any results after using this. My skin sure feels silky afterwards but I see no improvement of any kind to my skin. This didn't hit the spot for me and I would not repurchase.
    For the past 20 days I have been using this in my PM routine and I have seen a definite evenness in my skin tone and slight lightening of age spots. I am going to buy again.
    Have added this into my daily skincare routine with Hyaluronic acid - noticed such a change to the texture of my skin even after 1 week of use! The addition of the acid helps to calm the tingling sensation, but this is such a great value product with noticeable results.
    Mix with another serum
    The key with this one is to mix with your chosen serum. Works a treat.
    On the fence
    My skin looks amazing after using this, but the smell, burning and thick waxy texture make this unpleasant to use. Makeup on top rolls off with this.
    I’ve seen a few people complain about its texture. I use mine mixed with hyaluronic acid and it glides on so easily!!! Never use alone. And slowly build up tolerance. My skin glows and feels phenomenal after use. Also could mix with ferulic as it amplifies the vitamin C!
    Not under make up
    The texture of this product makes it very difficult to apply. It doesn't spread smoothly and when I put make up on top, everything came off my face. So I definitely can not use it under make up. I have been using it at nights instead and that way it works, but wanted a product for AM use, so not really satisfied with this.
    Great product
    I have only used this a few days, but I really like it, especially for the price. It is kind of a dry, waxy product, but not flakey and it doesn't feel dry on your skin or dry it out. It almost acts like an amazing 'gap filler'! It is definitely not greasy or oily. Wonderful as a makeup primer. For the price, it is definitely worth a go, I'd buy again :)
    Cant really say much about the effect because I didn't continue using it after some days because of the texture, it felt waxy, and rolls right off again. Not for me.
    Will repurchase
    I mix a pea-sized amount with some Hyaluronic Acid serum and it spreads nicely without stinging. Liked it more than The Ordinary. Skin looks clearer and feels smoother.
    Really good, but...
    My skin looks refreshed, glowing and SO even after use. I get compliments! However, it stings quite bad and the texture is thick waxy and it peels.
    Not ideal for everyone
    With the addition of silicone in this, if you have visible or deep pores I wouldn't recommend it. As a post-acne sufferer, it clogged up my pores BIG TIME. That being said, if pores are something you have no problem with, this does do a good job with mild hyperpigmentation.
    Nothing special
    The texture is a bit unexpected, it's a bit waxy and artificially smooth, leaves a prickly sensation after applying. I've been using it for about two weeks and I haven't noticed any changes, better or worse (at least it didn't give me breakouts). Good start if you want a vitamin C serum in your routine, but overall, nothing special.
    Not recommended for Eczema-prone skin
    I'm used to most products stinging a bit, but this was pretty sore even on the slightest Eczema-y dry bit. Also, the other reviewers weren't kidding - the texture is really thick, considerably more than even my prescription moisturiser. Have given to a friend to try instead as I'm sure it'll work for some people!
    Effective Vitamin C
    I've tried numerous vitamin c products with varying results. I will say that I have seen a brightening effect with this product and can see the difference in my skin. The drawback is the silicones in the formula which make it difficult to use much of anything else in my morning skincare routine. I find with this product it is best to keep my routine simple (cleanse, vitamin c, moisturiser, spf) otherwise anything else will pill up on top of it. I will most likely order again, but not for use on my face. The price makes it great to use on hands or chest where the texture and product layering challenges aren't as much of a concern.
    This is amazing. Leaves your skin so soft and glowy. What a bargain!
    I have bought because usually I like Vitamin C for my skin, I applied it on clean skin after the bath, and I was really disappointed, it felt like a Smashbox primer, sooooo silicone like. After I googled and discovered that it doesn't have silicone at all, it is just a water free texture. I have very oily skin, so this really made my skin matte, and when I woke up in the morning, I was amazed, my skin was not greasy (when i wake up its usually too much), all the small breakdowns & redness on my skin were gone! as well as the small wrinkles also felt less visible. I have been searching for this product all my life! Now my skin is smooth, NOT SHINY and looks beautiful and healthy! Cannot wait to try other products from this brand. If you have oily skin this is a must have <3
    Love it
    Whenever I get a new skincare product I'm like "yes this is it, this is gonna change everything" and it always ends the same, it does nothing or it breaks me out, badly! This however, has helped so much, yes its in silicone which my skin normally doesn't like but honestly. My skin is smoother, the texture is better, the tone is better and my hormonal acne scarring is improving little by little. I'm loving it. New staple in my routine
    Silicone heavy
    I wanted to like this so much and I’m sure for some people it will be really effective as it has a high percentage of vitamin C. It’s in a silicone base though and I found the texture to be really heavy. It didn’t sit well under my makeup, I became shiny after a few hours and I had a breakout of spots after using. I hadn’t changed anything else in my routine other than trying the Inkey list hyaluronic serum, which is lovely. I will stick to the Garden of Wisdom vitamin C serum which is lovely and light and more suitable for daytime use.
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