You know how sometimes you try a lot of skincare products that claim to provide you with brighter and clearer skin but you don’t see the results even after repeated use? I personally have hormonal acne and it causes hyper-pigmentation and acne scars regularly.
As a working adult, I’m also constantly battling with pressing deadlines at work so I’m always on a lookout for products that are fast and effective. I’ve tried so many things but I haven’t found anything that helps me battle my skin pigmentation until I encountered the Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Freshshot.
About more than a week ago, I started adding Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Freshshot into my skincare regime. It is a Vitamin C serum that claims to provide firmer and brighter skin with less fine lines in just 10 days. I was sceptical at the start but was also half convinced as 15% concentration of Vitamin C is one of the highest in the market.
So what is this product exactly? The Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Freshshot is a facial serum that contains dermatological powerful active ingredients such as:
- 15% Pure Vitamin C, a potent anti-oxidant that reduces pigmentation & promotes collagen production and regeneration of Vitamin E
- Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates and plumps up the skin
- Natural Neohesperidine, a soothing compound that reduces inflammation
The formulation is tightly sealed in a brown tinted little vial, which protects pure Vitamin C from oxidising, and it comes with a dropper tip for you to dispense the product.
Before trying, I enquired if it was safe for sensitive skin as my skin reacts to products from time to time. I was really glad to find out that the product has 0% fragrance, colourants, silicon, parabens and texturising agents that could irritate my skin. A huge plus point for sensitive skin users like me!
My first impression: I decided to try it for 10 days to see how it works for me. Every night before bedtime, I dispense about 3-5 drops onto my palm and pat it onto my skin, particularly those areas with darker pigmentation (due to my hormonal acne scars).
The product itself is a light yellow-tinted liquid with a lightweight and slightly viscous texture that gets absorbed extremely easily. The first time I tried to rub the product on my palms, I realised by the time I applied onto my skin, most of the product was absorbed by my hands. Thus, you gotta act fast for this and I recommend pressing the product onto the skin and then dab higher concentrations onto the more pigmented areas and areas with fine lines if you have.
After 10 days: I do feel that my skin became brighter and looks healthier, even without makeup. I could confidently sport a CC cream instead of my usual high coverage foundation when I head out. While it did not remove all the pigmentation on my skin, I noticed that they were indeed visibly lighter! I wouldn’t expect it to make the spots vanish because it isn’t any miracle cure, but I’m definitely confident that with constant use, my acne scars will improve over time as pure Vitamin C is one of the best skincare ingredients against pigmentation and fine lines.
It’s rather rare for a good pure Vitamin C product to be available at an accessible price point and I’m glad Vichy came up with this innovation that modern busy city women like us can get at drugstores. So ladies, don’t compromise on your confidence. Get well-rested and young-looking skin no matter what life brings you!
The Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Freshshot retails for SGD52 for 10ml and is available at Guardian, Watsons and Lazada. Learn more about this powerful skin-loving product here.
Create yourself and be gorgeous! XOXO, Roanna.
Disclaimer: Product was provided by Vichy Singapore for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand. I am compensated for providing this review.