Sunday 19 January 2020

Skincare Sunday #2: Toned skin

Firm, toned, skin is something most of us covet--particularly those of us who are no longer in our early (or even late) 20s! Daily life takes its toll on the skin and for me, I'm often aware that stress and less sleep than I'd like makes a big impact on what I see in the mirror. 

Today's mention is Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Day Serum.

Drunk Elephant are a pricey US brand who claim to not use any 'nasties' in their products. I'm most concerned with efficacy, and this is one of a few products from their range I really enjoyed after I tried mini versions of their range. In order to purchase high end skincare, it needs to pack a punch. This daytime serum makes my skin glow. I'm wearing it today and no make-up and my skin looks dewy, smooth and happy.

Vitamin C is known to be great for the skin. It works on reducing pigmentation and brightening. This serum contains vitamin C (absorbic acid) in an interesting oil/ serum hybrid texture. It is the opposite to most vitamin C serums which tend to be gritty and sometimes on the drier side. It is clearly not a high intensity vitamin C product despite being marketed as a 'Vitamin C serum', but I like to use it in conjunction with the vitamin C serums that I apply at night. 

There is some slight tackiness, but as I wear an SPF moisturiser over the top, I really don't mind. In fact, the texture is pleasing to me because the slight, filmy quality to it dries down to make it feel 'firming'. It also does not smell of oranges like many vit C products which is a welcome change for me. 

Would I re-purchase? At £67 for 30ml it is a higher end product, but in my opinion a lovely product to use with pleasing results. Something tells me that when this runs out (it'll take easily another 4-5 months as I use it 4-5 times a week) I will miss it from my routine. 

Cheaper choice: I haven't tried it yet, but The Ordinary produce a Vit C serum: 

Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%  which is a fraction of the cost at £10- one to try maybe.

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