Hilarie here! During the spring Rouge event @sephora I purchased the C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum by @drdennisgross ($78, 1oz). I had just finished another bottle of the C-Firma (my favorite) by @drunkelephant and wanted to try something new. I am a huge fan of the Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel pads, especially for travel, but I haven’t delved too far into this brand. Now seemed like as good a time as any!
I’ve been using the vitamin C serum consistently in the morning for approximately one month. First thing I would like to point out is the smell as many people have very specific preferences when it comes to the scent of products in this category. This one smells like vinegar and it dissipates quickly. I don’t mind the smell of vitamin c products, in general, and I prefer when brands don’t mask the scent of a product. I just want it to work! Here are my thoughts on this vitamin C serum: 💥Absorbs easily into dry skin and next steps applied well over it.
💥I used two pumps and applied to face and neck (and as always, excess always goes onto tops of my hands!)
💥Skin continued to look bright and luminous while using this product. I do not have hyper-pigmentation, so cannot speak to that.
💥I did not notice additional plumping of my skin. 💥My skin remained consistent while using this product. It responded well to this product, but I think my skin requires a bit more potency.
Anna Marie and I pretty much have opposite skin types. The biggest difference being sensitivity. I have very few issues, if any, while Anna Marie struggles with this. I think if you have sensitive skin, you may really like this product. Although my skin responded well to this serum, I prefer the @drunkelephant for my combo-oily skin. I am going to give Anna Marie the remainder of this, so she can test it.
If you are looking for a vitamin c serum, now would be the time to grab this (or another one) at Sephora given the customer appreciation event/sale.