I’ve rediscovered Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) again this year. I usually avoid using this ingredient because it’s too instabil but the new serums are getting better and ascorbic acid is just too powerful, my skin likes it a lot. The MISSHA Vita C Plus Ascorbic Acid Spot Correcting Concentrate Ampoule has a very impressive INCI, it is usually on sale, so I decided to give it a try. Originally I had wanted to buy the very popular MISSHA Vita C Plus Ascorbic Acid Spot Correcting & Firming Ampoule but I realized it contained Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether instead of ascorbic acid.
The MISSHA Vita C Plus Ascorbic Acid Spot Correcting Concentrate Ampoule is a highly concentrated Vitamin C ampoule with 10% Ascorbic Acid produced in the UK. It can fade dark spots, improve the skin tone and reduce blemishes. 15 g.
The first ingredient is licorice root extract followed by Hippophae Rhamnoides Water aka vitamin tee (24.68%) and ascorbic acid (10%). You can find some plant extracts, hyaluronic acid, collagen, tranexamic acid, arbutin vitamins (B3, E, C) etc. in it. It is alcohol and paraben free but contains essential oils and fragrance (eg. linalool).
The ascorbic acid powder and the liquid is stored separately, they get mixed as we press down the pump for the first time. The serum is as fresh and effective as it can be! It’s not sticky, not oily, absorbs fast and doesn’t irritate the skin. There’s a faint scent of botanical extracts, but it’s not strong at all. I keep it in the fridge protected by its own packaging but I think the box is not really needed, it does not oxidize at all! Missha did promise a stabil formula after all! 10% is not much but it sould be enough to see some improvements, better skin tone etc., it is great for beginners! I had to realize that my acne prone skin prefers higher concentrations (15-20%) when it comes to ascorbic acid, this one can’t reduce blemishes as well as other vitamin C serums. I like using it in the morning every day, sometimes in the evening too, it’s gentle and usually on sale! 🙂 The bottle could be a bit bigger, 15 g is not much but I do apply a lot at the same time, that’s why it is almost empty (I opened it 2 months ago). Recommended for anyone as long as you are not sensitive to fragrance.
MISSHA Vita C Plus Ascorbic Acid Spot Correcting Concentrate Ampoule
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