11 November 2015

Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum by Maple Holistics

Dear readers,

Vitamin C, used topically, has great anti aging properties: it improves collagen production and it boosts the anti oxidant properties of Vitamin E. This translates into: getting firmer, smoother and brighter skin. It seems like a dream, doesn't it?

And it doesn't need to be expensive. I was sent this Vitamin C serum by Maple Holistics for review. It's only 11.77$ and it contains 30ml or 1 fl.oz. I've been using this for over a month and I'm 1/3 through the bottle so it should last me another 3 months, at least. I've been using it at nighttime only as I was already using a different Vitamin C serum during the day. I suppose that if you use this day and night under your moisturizer/treatment it will last you for 2 to 3 months.

List of ingredients:

Water, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Vegetable Glicerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Vitamin E Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ferulic Acid, Algae Extract, Pullulan Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate. 
Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum by Maple Holistics
It comes in a brown glass bottle with a classic dropper. The bottle is opaque to prevent the light from oxidizing the Vitamin C, although I would have chosen a pump bottle in order to keep it shut at all times and not let any air (oxygen) into the bottle every time you open it. 
Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum by Maple Holistics
You need the tiniest amount (2 to 3 drops) to cover you face and neck. The formula is like a watery gel, at first it looks like an oil but when you work it into the palms of your hands it breaks down and expands like water. Instead of rubbing my face I like to gently pat the product onto the skin letting it set for a minute before applying my night cream. Right after application, the skin feels kind of sticky but it will dry down to a silky smooth texture. As for its scent it faintly smells like oxide when you're applying it but I like that they haven't added any artificial perfume and used all natural ingredients.
Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum by Maple Holistics
I do have some large sun spots (from not wearing proper sunscreen when I was younger) and I don't expect the Vitamin C to get rid of them but I've noticed quite an improvement in my skin's brightness. I have very oily skin but since using this I feel my skin looks more glowy* not to confuse it with shiny.
Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum by Maple Holistics
I've read somewhere that using Vitamin C topically can make your pores appear darker (due to the oxidizing) but I haven't noticed any of that, even though I have very large pores. Therefore, they recommend to exfoliate regularly (once or twice a week) while using a Vitamin C treatment, so keep that in mind. My skin being almost bullet proof, I haven't noticed any irritation but as it's an acid I guess that it can irritate some types of skins. If you have sensitive skin use it with caution and try putting it on a small patch of skin, first.

Maple Holistics are a U.S. based provider of holistic and therapeutic personal care/beauty products. You can purchase their products directly from their web site or through Amazon

Maple Holistic products provide beneficial formulas and ingredients to nourish and maintain a safe, healthy lifestyle. No unnecessary additives, no synthetic fragrances. All products contain pure, undiluted formulas with authentic essential oils. Real ingredients, real results.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. NO affiliate links where used. The product was sent to me for review as a PR sample but the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. Any mistakes in or lack of information are entirely my fault.

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