Review – I Use Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C To Brighten Up My Skin


Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C is the first Sisley product I have tested and also one of my favourite product that I’m still consistently using.

Although, there are many highly concentrated form of vitamin C serums available in the market but to source for a good one is not that easy after all when topical preparations of vitamin C is greatly important. 

The truly good vitamin C serum must comprise of :

  • The correct percentage and type of vitamin C used and the pH of the product.
  • Highly concentrated, pure and stable vitamin C product that people can easily use at home. 

Vitamin C and its stability

Vitamin C is actually quite delicate and it is water soluble, but when mixed with water and exposed to oxygen it isn’t able to maintain its antioxidant activity. In addition, vitamin C rapidly disintegrates when exposed to light. 

Although, there are many cosmetic companies have painstaking researched and developed a highly concentrated form of vitamin C in a water-free lotion or cream. But Sisley has successfully created a ‘mix and use’ products that involve mixing vitamin C into a base and applying it immediately while the vitamn C is still active and Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C is the one. I think this way of topical preparations of vitamin C is quite effective, especially for higher concentrations of vitamin C. The irritation potential of such high concentrations of vitamin C is eliminated by including skin soothers and an emollient in the formula.

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C

Like all other products from the Sisley line, Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence is the result of Sisley’s world-renowned scientific and technological expertise. Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence contains maximum concentration of ingredients, well known for their clearing effects. The formula is based on Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), works to lighten the complexion for a visibly improved radiant complexion. Extracts of white mulberry and scutellaria, both known for their extremely effective clearing properties, are combined with extracts of Licorice which help soothe and soften skin. Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence works very evenly and uniformly on the skin to clarify without dehydrating the skin.

Product claims

Bring luminosity and a unique glow to dull skin. After approximately 28 days, the skin begins to lighten significantly. Each vial contains applications for 7 days.

Method of use

Remove the protective film and twist the upper part (the cap) to break the seal. Press firmly on the cap to pierce the reservoir and release the vitamin C. Shake well for 20 seconds to mix the powder and gel, then tap on the cap to empty out the mixture. Remove the cap. Replace with the dropper. Once the vial is opened, start using it the same day and use for a maximum of 7 consecutive days. Keep in a cool place, away from light.

One application every night. Each vial contains the exact amount needed for 7 applications – one week’s supply. Each box of 8 vials represents 2 months of treatment.

It is designed to keep the vitamin C pure and stable. 


Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C contains 5% of ascorbic acid which is a good form of vitamin C that has antioxidant properties.

Morus alba root extract, as known as mulberry extract, some studies have shown that it can help to prevent melanin production. Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, a herbal extract, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for skin. 


Firstly, I will have to give a thumb up on the packaging for Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C. Well done Sisley! It has effectively helped to maintain the high concentrated vitamin C in a stable and pure form. It is so stable even my sensitive skin doesn’t get irritated at all.

Another plus plus point is that Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C contains enough anti-inflammatory agents which can reduce and control inflammation, since inflammation creates free radicals.

As each box of 8 vials represents 2 months of treatment, I will make it a point to use 3 boxes per year. 

The result is brilliant. Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C has effectively brightened up my skin and skin becomes more radiant then before. It has also softened the fine lines and wrinkles significantly. It has also helped to boost up the collagen production and leaves a smooth, clear and luminous complexion.

Although it is expensive, but I believe it’s definitely worth it. Nevertheless, I vote Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C as my favourite product of all time, a fantastic product indeed!


  Love it so much!

Will I buy it again? Definitely YES YES YES!!!


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20 Comments on "Review – I Use Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C To Brighten Up My Skin"

  1. derekpm says:

    Rather interesting. Has few times re-read for this purpose to remember. Thanks for interesting article. Waiting for trackback

  2. Shirleen says:

    I’m glad that you really enjoy it. Your generous compliment really brightens up my day. :-)

  3. Tiffany says:


    can i know hw much it cost per box?

  4. Shirleen says:

    Can’t remember the exact price, I think it should be $$380 per box.

  5. syamira says:

    hi Shirleen,

    thank you for a very insightful blog on beauty.

    i would like to know, do you use Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C for a duration of 2 month straight?

    appreciate if you could share your routine for this particular product.

    thank you and keep on blogging, you have done a very noble job helping thousands of people just by doing something you passionate and love about, kudos! :)

  6. Shirleen says:

    Hi Syamira,

    Thanks so much for your generous compliment, you make my day. ;-)

    Yes I will usually complete the whole box (with 8 vials) in 2 months straight. But occasionally, I will only use half the box (4 vials) and keep the other half in the fridge.

    Here’s my usual routine :
    After cleansing > double cleanse with lotion using cotton pad > Clarins White Plus Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel > Hada Labo Retinol Lotion > Sisley Clearing Essence > Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum > Clarins WP Night Cream / Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day Cream

  7. syamira says:

    thanks Shirleen for the awesome reply! :)

  8. Ash says:


    I have so many Acne marks on my face. Just want to know whether this product can help me to overcome from this problem.


  9. Shirleen says:

    Hi Ash,

    I doubt this product can totally eliminate the marks, maybe it can only superficially lighten them.

  10. Simone says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    I’d like to know if I can put it on the fridge?
    I need to use it on eye contour or just on the face?
    At night I am using complexe aux resines tropicales (sisley/oily skin) after this Vit C and in the morning I am using All day/All Year (sisleY)for uv protection. Please advise about this routine?

    Thanks so much!!


  11. Shirleen says:

    Hi Simone,

    Yes I actually put in the fridge too. I use it on my whole face and neck including the lower eyelid areas too.

    Is complexe aux resines tropicales a lotion? If yes then you will need to use this before Vit C. You only require to use Vit C at night.

  12. Jenny says:

    hello Shirleen,

    May I know where to buy Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C?
    Or do you have the contacts?

  13. Shirleen says:

    Hi Jenny,

    You may want to visit any of their 3 counters at Takashimaya, Metro Paragon or Robinsons Centrepoint.

  14. jenny says:

    thanks so much!

    Just to check, do you think this essence will be good for ladies in 50s? or will it be too strong? (since there will be thinning of skin)!

  15. Shirleen says:

    Hi Jenny,

    It’s definitely suitable for ladies in 50s. Vitamin C will not thin the skin.

  16. Claire says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Is there any cheaper and effective brand of Vitamin C? I guess you have not come across.

  17. Bing says:

    Hi Shirley, I like your blog as it provides a lot of beauty info and product reviews. I am in my early 30s and have dull and normal skin (slightly dry).

    Would Vit C be good for me?

    Currently, my regime as follows:
    Day: cleanse > KOSE lotion > eye serum > eye cream > KOSE moisturizer > sun screen

    I would very much like to include an antioxidant and retinol into my regime for anti-aging purpose and also to brighten my complexion.

    What would your recommend?


  18. Shirleen says:

    Hi Bing,

    I’m glad that you like my blog.

    Yes it’s time for you to start incorporate anti-aging products into your regimen in your early 30s.

    I will recommend Sisley Vitamin C Serum or Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum. Both are fantastic products.

  19. Bing says:

    Hi Shirleen, thanks for ur prompt reply.

    hmm, I will try PC Resist Intensive Winkle-Repair Retinol Serum first. The Sisley Vitamin C is really exp. so might try later.

    I read u also recommended PC Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% AHA and PC Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA. Are these products meant for long term use or to be use for sometime n alternate with others? I am interested in starting a AHA for a clean peel to get nice skin n kick off the serum or vitamin c.

    But my friend told me too much AHA will cause thinning of skin. is it true? what should we take note when using AHA so as to not overuse?

    P/S: just saw ur photo and you looked gorgeous with healthy glowing skin! I wish I knew ur blog earlier so I could follow n do the correct steps in achieving good skin like u.


  20. Shirleen says:

    Hi Bing,

    Your friend may be right, too much AHA for a long period of time may not be good for the skin and may cause the skin to become sensitive. I will recommend you to start with the 5% AHA as I think 10% AHA may be too strong for some people. It’s preferably not to use the potent (high concentration such as 5% or more) AHA products for a long period of time.

    Use it on alternate days may be ideal.

    Thanks for your compliment, you make my day! :D

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