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Best Review Vitamin C Serum



Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum

Product claims : This formulation contains 17.5% vitamin C in a com- bination of free form and hydro- lyzed ascorbic acid to maximize visible benefits to the skin in the shortest possible time.



DDF C3 Plus Serum

Product claims : An extra light, tri-complex Vitamin C serum synerg- istically formulated with penta- peptide (Matrixyl) to maximize visible improvement of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of skin tone and firmness. Helps increase the production of collagen for a more lifted facial contour. Provides preventative as well as restorative results.



DHC Vitamin C Essence

Product claims : Our most concentrated antioxidant treat- ment yet utilizes vitamin C to strengthen skin by boosting its natural defenses. Research shows that antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are perhaps the most effective ingredients in minimizing the visible signs of age. Vitamin C Essence has excellent penetrating power and is packaged in a special drop tube to help you target the areas that need it most and minimize waste. Use it any time to help protect skin against the destructive elements that cause visible aging.



La Roche-Posay Biomedic Potent-C 10.5 Concentrate

Product claims : This intensive wrinkle corrector significantly reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles. Improves dull looking skin and uneven texture.




MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Serum

Product claims : Promotes optimal skin function with a high per- formance complex of Vitamin C. This nourishing serum contains three forms of Vitamin C to provide maximum efficacy. Vitamin C works in the lipid-soluble and water-soluble layers of the skin so this potent and effective serum has been created to deliver the appropriate form of Vitamin C to each layer of the skin. Vitamin C is singled out as the most potent anti-aging ingredient, requiring its own formula with multiple forms of Vitamin C to provide maximum benefits to the skin without irritation.


Why do we need Vitamin C serum?

Vitamin C serum helps to make fresh collagen and elastin in the skin. It addresses the appearance of the lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and loss of firmness and elasticity that occur with aging. The ultimate goal in skin care is to encourage the skin’s own collagen-producing machinery and stimulate collagen repair.

Things to note

Vitamin C serum is a skin-stimulating products usually may leave your skin somewhat irritated, especially initially. All you need to do is to seal up the skin with feel good moisturizer.

If you still encounter irritation after two weeks, STOP using the product immediately.

Best Review Eye Cream



Cosmedicine Eye Specialist Essential Moisture Treatment

Product claims :

An ultra-rich, easily absorbed eye cream that helps restore moisture loss to the delicate eye area.

- Restores Moisture
- Contains Vitamins A, C, E, Bs & Green Tea



Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing Treatment

Product claims : Exclusive eye treatment with I-seryl Complex and clinically proven Idebenone. This revolutionary antioxidant is a powerful skin revitalizer, proven to help prevent oxidation on the skin, a leading cause of the signs of skin aging.



MD Skincare by
Dr. Dennis Gross Continuous Eye Hydrati

Product claims : Continuous Eye hydration advanced Technology provides essential moisture to the eye area without the use of heavy oils or waxes. This product was created to enhance the effects of the key ingredients while helping to prevent milia-causing residue and diminish the appearance of crow’s feet in the delicate eye area. Phospholipids provide immediate and long-term hydration. Caffeine and Cucumber Extract counteract puffiness that an occur from intense moisturization in the delicate eye area. This greaseless, lightweight formula absorbs quickly and also helps protect against free radicals with Ubiquinone and Vitamins C and E.


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Eye Cream

Product claims : Replenishes skin with line-plumping moisture while visibly reducing the look of deep under-eye wrinkles and dark circles. Smooth Deep Wrinkles with Retinol SA. The patented Sustained Action formula continuously renews the look of skin through- out the day helping smooth even the deepest wrinkles, plus safe ultra-moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to help plump up the look of deep wrinkles from within. You’ll see noticeably younger-looking skin every day.


N.V. Perricone Advanced Eye Area Therapy

Product claims : This all in one lotion helps prevent and correct every eye area concern: puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

With continued use, the delicate skin around the eyes will appear more toned, firmed and bright. Skin will take on a more healthy and youthful appearance.



ProActiv Solution Nourishing Eye Cream

Product claims : Helps hydrate and soothe the fragile skin around the delicate eye area with a special blend of anti-oxidants and skin brighteners like cucumber, chamomile, vitamin C and soy extract.



RoC Canada Retin-OL Multi-Correxion Multi-Corrective Eye Cream

Product claims : Effectively reduces wrinkles, dark circles and bags. This high-performance care combines Retinol and Multi-Vitamin-Ox-Complex for clinically pro- ven action on the multiple signs of aging in the eye contour area. Thanks to an exclusive formula, this gentle but highly effective eye cream over time visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and diminishes dark circles and bags, as well as signs of fatigue.



Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream

Product claims : This powerful blend of the most technologically advanced ingredients is the latest addition to the Bio-Performance line. The multitasking formula helps treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dark circles.



SkinCeuticals Eye Cream Firming Treatment

Product claims : Combats puffiness, sagging skin and dark circles around the delicate eye area. Protects against environmental aggres- sors, supports collagen synthesis accelerates the skin’s ability to repair itself and enhances hydration.



Skin-Lightening Products To Treat Hyperpigmentation

    Best Skin-Lightening Products
  • ProActiv Solution Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Gentle Skin Lightening Gel Complex
  • Glymed Plus Derma Pigment Bleaching Fluid
  • Paula’s Choice Clearly Remarkable Skin Lightening Gel
  • MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Radiance Renewal Serum (contains no hydroquinone)

    Hydroquinone products

  • Topical application of hydroquinone is considered by many dermatologists to be a safe option in reducing or eliminating skin discolorations. It is available at a 2% concentration in cosmetic products. 
  • It can be an unstable ingredient in cosmetic formulations and when exposed to air or sunlight it can turn a strange shade of brown.
  • Hydroquinone products packaged in jars are not recommended because the jars will allow the product to become ineffective shortly after opening.
  • If you’re using any over-the-counter product with hydroquinone and a well-formulated sunscreen of least SPF 30, and you haven’t noticed any skin-lightening results after three months of daily use, you should discontinue use. It is lightly due to the insufficient strength of hydroquinone in the product.


Things To Note

  • These lightening products are meant to be integrated into your daily regimen; they aren’t replacements for other treatment creams.
  • Use a lightener, then a treatment cream, then a moisturizer, and sunscreen comes last. 
  • No skin-lightening product will work if you don’t use an effective sunscreen daily.
  • Allow each layer to be completely absorbed before adding another one. Never use more than four products (excluding cleanser and toner) at a time.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.

Best Review Moisturizer For Different Skin Type

For normal to slightly dry, oily or combination skin

  • Olay Regenerist Perfecting Cream
  • Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Lotion
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Combination to Oily
  • Clinique Moisture In-Control Oil-Free Lotion
  • Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Lotion

For normal to dry skin

  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Dry/Combination
  • Dr. Denese New York Triple Strength Wrinkle Smoother
  • MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Antioxidant Firming Serum
  • Paula’s Choice Hydrating Treatment Cream, for Normal to Dry Skin

For dry to very dry skin

  • Clinique CX Rapid Recovery Cream
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Very Dry to Dry
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer, for Normal to Very Dry Skin

Things to note

  • Moisturizer is not designed to eliminate wrinkles and lift sagging skin.
  • Morning regimens must include use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen of your choice after moisturizer.
  • You may not required a moisturizer if you have very oily skin.
  • If you have oily or combination skin, apply moisturizer only over dry areas, not over oily areas.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.