Wednesday 18 March 2015

Oz Naturals 20% Vitamin C Serum | Review

After my review of the 5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum* a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure how I felt about trying a different serum. I loved that one so much that I didn't want to stop using it and try a new one out, but now that I have I don't regret it at all. Oz Naturals 20% Vitamin C Serum* is recommended for different skin issues than the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and little did I know that I actually had need for both of them.

The outer packaging of the serum contains all of the information you need to know; ingredients (which are 92% natural and 72% organic), expiry date, directions and what the serum does are all included, so you can see very easily if it's the right product for your needs. 

The 30ml bottle is a dark brown colour, which is to protect the ingredients inside from UV damage, so the serum will be just as effective as you're finishing the bottle as when you started it. It comes with a rubber dropper, so you're able to use just the right amount of product, something I'm always pleased to see because I hate waste.

The consistency is very runny, slightly thicker than water but not quite a gel, so I'm unable to get any on the tips of my fingers without it running all over my hands. I use the amount shown in the photo above, I put four to five drops into the palm of my hand and apply it directly to my face, then use both hands to rub it into my face and down my neck. The serum immediately sinks in and leaves no residue on the skin at all. I then finish with eye cream and moisturiser.

I've used the serum alone and mixed with the Hyaluronic Acid Serum and find that I get the same results either way. It performs the same way as the other serum, in that it makes any eye cream or moisturiser I apply afterwards sink in extremely fast, as if it's holding onto it and pulling it deep into my skin. I absolutely love that about them. 

I was expecting an orange scent to the product because that's what I've found in vitamin C products before, but I actually can't detect a scent at all. If you have very sensitive skin or are negatively affected by scented products I think this is something that you'd really like. The serum is said to:
  • Brighten skin for a youthful glow
  • Fade dark spots
  • Even out skin tone and texture
There's nothing here that I can disagree with, even if it's not initially what I thought might happen, and isn't something I thought I needed help with, my skin certainly looks more glowy after four weeks of use. I've had some hyperpigmentation on my temples for as long as I can remember, but using this serum for past 4 weeks has most certainly reduced it to a level where it's now covered by my foundation, whereas before I'd have to use concealer too.

The most noticeable difference is the texture of my skin, my face is smoother than ever and any bumpiness I had on my forehead has almost totally vanished. As I told you in my previous Oz Naturals review, I've had some scarring down my neck for a number of years now, and the other serum helped a great deal with that, but the addition of this one has made it disappear completely! If these are the results I'm getting after four weeks I'm excited to see what the next month brings. 

While I wouldn't continue to use this in place of the Hyaluronic Acid Serum because I do need extra help with my dry skin, I will happily use this alongside or combined with it. I really couldn't tell you which is the better serum out of the two because that would depend on your skin type and what issues you're dealing with, but I'd be confident to say that one of them will be great for you.

Oz Naturals 20% Vitamin C Serum is available from Amazon for £15.95.

Do you use anything from Oz Naturals? After trying these serums I'm open to suggestions on what to try next.

* PR sample, you can read my full disclosure policy here
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