This Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid serum is one of the thicker ones I’ve tried so far. It has a higher percentage of aloe vera so it makes the consistency a bit on the sticky side. The aloe vera also gives it a bit of an unpleasant smell. It takes a few extra minutes for the serum to absorb completely and for the dewy feeling to be gone. If you don’t like the feeling of being sticky or taking a few extra minutes before you continue with your beauty routine then I would not recommend this serum. This added thickness though does allow for a few extra seconds more to spread the serum evenly over your face, neck and decolletage.
I did notice however that it took a little longer than other formulations to produce results. It makes me wonder if this has to do with the thickness of Dr. Song’s serum. Then again I did NOT notice the mention of Hyaluronic Acid in the ingredients. Is the amount so insignificant that they don’t even put it on the list???
I noticed in reading other reviews that many had issues with thickening and darkening of the serum if left out of refrigeration or in direct light. I did not have those problems in part because I had an unfortunate mishap with the bottle. During a trip the top came unscrewed and spilled all over the inside of my travel makeup case. I lost about half the bottle. 🙁
On the Dr. Song Medical website there are some important instructions –
Vitamin C/Hyaluronic Acid Instructions
1. Store away from sunlight and extreme heat, in a cool dark place. Vitamin C serum should be stored in refrigerator for best shelf life. Pure hyaluronic acid serum does not require refrigeration.
2. Use once per day. A little bit goes a long way and only a thin layer is needed. The serum greatly enhances any moisturizer, so make sure to apply a good moisturizer immediately after. If using with Retinol or Retin-A, apply the serum first and allow to dry for 10-15 minute before applying.
3. Immediate results are not uncommon, but please use for at least 30 days to see optimal results.
4. This product is safe for all skin types.
Wash face and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of serum and allow to dry. Finish by applying a good moisturizer once the serum has completely dried.
This is the first serum I’ve tried that asks you to jump through extra product hoops to achieve results. This is a bit of a turn off. I’ve had almost immediate results with other brands that I missed out on with this one.
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