Vitamin C is a key ingredient for people interested in K-beauty. Made popular by the Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum, this molecule has incredible virtues: antioxydant, it stimulates skin regeneration, removes dead cells, refines pores, reduces the appearance of pigment spots while fighting against dullness. The miracle ingredient by definition!
However, vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is not totally perfect: firstly, it is a fragile molecule that fears the heat and light. Then, it acts so intensely that some skins don’t really tolerate it well.
This is what happened with my sensitive skin when I tested the Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum: my skin felt disturbed, and I have suffered from a monumental rebound effect: my sebaceous filaments turned into blackheads, I had whiteheads and therefore even more post-imperfections that I had before the treatment. A vicious circle that I struggled to stop for a few weeks, but with proper hydration everything was finally settled :)
I was so disappointed after that bad experience with the OST serum about which I had so much positive feedback that I had sworn to flee vitamin C forever! But only fools don’t change their mind … That’s why when I discovered another vitamin C serum which was significantly less-dosed, I tried again!
My latest find? Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum, which only contains 5% of vitamin C, but also a rich vegetable cocktail, made to suit the sensitive skin.
After a few weeks of testing, here is my opinion on the Klairs Vitamin C Serum!
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop review
Made famous by the e-shop Wishtrend, Klairs is a Korean beauty brand that I mentioned in this article because I’m not at my first attempt with their products: I had loved the Klairs rich moist soothing serum!
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop contains only 5% of vitamin C (against 20% in the serum OST) to suit all skins, even very sensitive. Its formulation is ultra soft, non-irritating and draws in soothing plants such as Centella Asiatica and lavender to balance the huge power of vitamin C which can irritate the skin.
Those who know a little vitamin C will notice that the bottle is surprisingly transparent! Ordinarily, vitamin C hates the light, but Klairs managed to develop a technology to make it less brittle. No need to place the bottle in the fridge or away from the light.
In addition, this serum contains many extracts with natural whitening effects (like broccoli) to optimize the anti-stain effect and curb the veil of dull complexion.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Ingredients
Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid (5%, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol
In order words, this vitamin C serum from Klairs contains theses ingredients:
• 5% of synthesized vitamin C
• Centella asiatica extract, soothing and regenerating
• lemon extract, acting on skin radiance
• anise extract, with « whitening » virtues (alleviates tasks)
• Grapefruit extract, rich in vitamin C and ideal for radiance
• lotus flower extract (moisturizing)
• extract of rhubarb root (smooth)
• chrysanthemum extract (soothing and brightening)
• lavender extract(calming)
• camellia extract
• European larch extract
• Corydalis extract (antifungal and antiseptic)
• knotweed pepper water extract , soothing and moisturizing
• quercus mongolica extract (anti-bacterial)
• magnolia extract
• wild ginger extract (Chinese herb tonic)
• peptides extract (repair and smooth the skin)
• lacto-bacilli and folic acid from fermented soybeans
• hyaluronic acid (moisturizer)
This great cocktail is rather « clean »! Last but not least, the texture of this Klairs serum is quite surprising : it feels like a beauty oil , without being greasy. As soon as you apply a few drops on the face, the complexion is immediately more glowy , but quickly recovering his dry feel . The feeling is really special :)
How to use the vitamin C serum?
Vitamin C remains a powerful ingredient, so it’s important to know how to handle it according to your skin type . Here’s what I recommend :
• For normal , combination or oily skin: After cleaning , apply an half pipette of serum on the entire face and neck, and massage well in circular motions until it’s completely absorbed
• For sensitive skin like mine , consider using 3 or 4 drops instead of half an eyedropper. Personally, I like to alternate between applying the serum directly on my skin and mix a few drops in an hydrating serum or cream . This technique may be useful to start the test to slowly acclimate your skin to the product.
One use per day may be sufficient in my view, ideally in the evening before going to bed.
The effects of Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop on my sensitive skin
I began to use the Klairs serum few weeks ago, during my evening skincare routine. The first days , I proceeded as I counseled you above, ie by integrating some drops in my usual serum, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Cosrx . After a few days , I didn’t noticed any reaction or purge as it happened with the OST C20 serum . So, I tried to use it only on my skin like this:
Cleansing oil > Cleansing gel > Toner/Lotion > Klairs serum > wait a few minutes > Sérum Cosrx à l’acide hyaluronique > cream and eye contour
This gradual integration of the serum into my routine exceeded my expectations: the first effects were soon to be felt : smoother skin texture, brightened skin, blurred tasks … all without dehydrating , quite the contrary : I really felt that my skin was plumper!
In other words , I am blown away !
Where to buy Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum?
And you, will you fall in love with vitamin C ?