Azelique Serumdipity Age Refining Vitamin C Facial Serum has been in my arsenal for a while. what you see on the pictures is 3rd or 4th bottle. I love that it didn't break me out or caused any irritation on my skin. this product fits perfectly into my AM skin care routine because of how light it is. There are zero oil based components in the mix making it perfect canvas for under rest of the skin care regimen for people with oily skin.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Stabilized Vitamin C brightens & bightens Skin
❇ Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines, Wrinkles & Age Spots
❇ Promotes Biosynthesis of Collagen
❇ Quick Absorbing and pH Balanced
❇Suitable For All Skin Types*
❇ Cruelty Free

Directions from the manufacturer:

Use A.M. and P.M.after cleansing, gently apply a thin layer to face and neck.

Ingredients:

Purified water, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, sodium hyaluronate, acacia senegal, xanthan gum, aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate, hordeum vulgare seed extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium phytate, alcohol, propanediol, rosa canina fruit extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium hydroxide

My experience:

Azelique Serumdipity Age Refining Vitamin C Facial Serum is one of the best sellers on iHerb and I totally agree with the fact that this product is great. The price tag is budget-friendly, you get 30 ml of product in it and the best part is that it actually works. For those who don't know, vitamin C is responsible for skin brightening and rejuvenation. It is an amazing antioxidant and battles skin damage from sun rays and great outdoors.

The best part of it is that this serum contains a stable, nonacidic, and penetrating form of Vitamin C called aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate. It is actually more preferred by many cosmetic companies over classic acidic form for having superior stability and effectiveness on the skin thanks to deep penetration to the dermis. Science aside, let's talk texture. This serum is off-white and semi opaque in color. It has a moderately runny gel texture. It is quite viscous and is easy to spread over skin.

Actual liquid has slight scent to it that is hard to describe. Many people think that all vitamin C serums must smell like lemons and oranges. Actually that is not true. Derivatives are usually unfragranced or give a faint whiff of something-something that is unidentifiable. Once applied it sinks in within a minute and leaves no tackiness on the skin. One major downside of this product is that sometimes if you don't tome your skin prior to using this serum, it will tug on your skin. Some people love the tightness after using it , I personally hate it. It does eventually go away as you apply moisturizer over it but still, more tug-more redness for me and I am avoiding it at all costs.

I have developed a way to use it on my skin without the tug. I spray my first essence from MISSHA on the skin and then immediately proceed to the vitamin C while my skin is still damp. In such manner I feel the tug is nearly entirely avoidable. I do use a full pipette of the serum which is 6-8 drops. It is plenty to apply to my face/neck/décolleté area. I prefer using it 1 x day and have more rich oil based vitamin C in my PM routine if any at all. I'd recommend this particular serum for people with oily to very oily skin.

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Pros:

+ Paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid
+ Light fast absorbing texture
+ Economic in use
+ Good price : quantity ratio
+ Unscented
+ Effective at brightening and smoothing my skin
+ Visible wrinkle reduction with continuous use
+ Great for oily skin

Cons:

– Simplistic packaging, bottle looks a bit outdated
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Contains alcohol
– Drying and tugging if applied directly to the skin

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, iherb, noon and other online retailers
❇ Price is 18-20€ per 30 ml of serum which comes in glass bottle with pipette applicator

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?