Review: dear klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum
Like everyone, I fall victim to hype around trendy products occasionally, or just fear of missing out. This was the case when I perused a Black Friday sale on Wishtrend last fall. Here are my thoughts on dear klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum:
– 5% ascorbic acid: A low amount that is meant to bypass irritation.
– Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), a vitamin C derivative, is also present.
– Centella asiatica for soothing skin.
– Peptides for collagen production and inhibition of melanin overproduction.
– Post-inflammatory erythema and hyperpigmentation are my biggest concerns. I have seen an increase of both since using this serum, despite sun exposure being at a bare minimum.
– My most noticeable dark spot has doubled in size. Not sure if the serum is to blame but it is suspicious.
– Skin is more red and somewhat more irritated overall.
– The bottle is clear which could lead to instability of this formula.
– 5% ascorbic acid & low SAP may not be enough to make a noticeable difference.
– Peptides are located at the very bottom of the list.
– Contains potentially irritating citrus and lavender oils.
– Feels simultaneously greasy and lightweight. I can’t stand it. This is an unusual sensation to me. Regular oils don’t feel like this at all.
– My skin has become more textured.
Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, LimoneneSokoglam.com
The cons outweigh the pros. I used it for as long as I could stand it – about halfway empty, then I dumped the rest in the toilet. Your money is better spent on something that is known to be more effective.
Has anyone had good results with this serum? Please leave your thoughts below. I’m considering trying something else entirely, maybe Shark Sauce or the NIOD serum.