The Serum Review: The first thing I look for is the color. A yellow or brown ascorbic acid serum is useless. CSS serum is as clear as water and packaged in a dark amber bottle, like it’s supposed to be. This assures me the serum I have is fresh. This 15% Vit. C serum has a very thin, water-like consistency and a mild bacon odor. It’s light, but I found it to be very moisturizing for my slightly oily skin. Characteristic of all well formulated Vitamin C serums, it gives my skin an instant glow. Over the 2.5 weeks I’ve been using it, I’ve noticed my skin continuing to improve. So, this isn’t just some snake oil in a bottle; it’s the real deal. It’s concentrated and has the added bonus of Vit. E, hyaluronic and ferulic acids. I did not experience any irritation. According to the bottle it has a shelf life of 1 year. I love this serum and I’d buy it again.
Here’s what the company says:
“This super antioxidant combination formula of 15% stabilized Vitamin C, E, and ferulic delivers an unsurpassed amount of antioxidant protection against ultraviolet radiation, helping to improve texture, tone and firmness…Builds a defense against the environmental pollutants and prevents premature aging of skin. With continued use, skin becomes brighter, firmer, even toned, environmentally protected, and healthier.”
Directions: “Each morning after cleansing, apply 5 to 6 drops to a dry face, neck and decollete, or as directed by a skincare specialist. For optimal results, follow with Cosmetic Skin Solutions Hydra B5 Gel Advanced Formula +”
Ingredients: Water, L-Ascorbic Acid (Topical Vitamin C), Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-23, Zinc Sulfate, Glycerol, Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, ferulic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, D-Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid