Vitamin C and skincare go together like bread and butter. In fact, it’s one of them most common vitamins found in skincare, so chances are you’ve used a product containing this ‘miracle ingredient’. Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid is said to be an anti-ageing superstar because of its ability to regulate collagen production. Now while this sounds impressive, how do you know it’s working? Well, you don’t. Vitamin C also has a list of other visible benefits which include smoother, brighter and firmer skin, and this serum by Obagi just does just that.
Product name: Obagi Professional C-Serum 20%
What it does: This super concentrated serum delivers a huge hit of Vitamin C to the skin to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also instantly brightens, evens skin tone, retains moisture, and neutralises free radicals
Results: Let me begin by saying I wasn’t expecting the results I experienced is such a small amount of time with this product. Within days my complexion appeared brighter and more radiant. Over a period of about two weeks, I noticed a smoother complexion and improvement in my skin tone. There were a few occasions when I had to double take when walking past a mirror because damn my skin looked superb. I experienced a slight tingling sensation when I first started using this product which is normal, and this feeling reduces with continued use. After about a month of using Obagi Professional C-Serum, the results just kept getting better, and I also notice an increase in my skin’s firmness. This product has an oil like consistency which is orange and is quickly absorbed into the skin. My recommendation would be to ensure you’re using the correct strength for your skin type as the 20% formulation may be too potent for those with sensitive skin. Overall I’m incredibly happy with the results I achieved in such a short amount of time and will continue to use this serum evening before applying my night cream. I would recommend this product for anyone concerned with ageing, saggy skin especially around the neck and décolletage, and those who want a brighter and evener complexion.
How to use: Apply 5-7 drops to the face, neck and chest using fingertips. Apply in the morning before sunscreen and makeup application. I use this product at night before bed. Keep this product out of direct sunlight.
Price: Obagi Professional C-Serum 20%: $99.95
Where to buy: Obagi Professional C-Serums are available for purchase at cosmetic clinics, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Locate your nearest stockist.