Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Skinceuticals AOX 10 serum review
I would recommend this because the ferulic acid and vitamin C combination is shown to help boost the protectiveness of sunscreens applied over it, and helps to prevent damage to the skin. I also notice that my skin seems to heal well when using this serum - any small red marks from blemishes fade quickly, and my skin looks brighter and fresher (to me) than when I don't use it. This may not make this a desirable product for some people, but I noticed that some pigmentation/tanning I acquired (unwillingly) on holiday also faded quickly with the use of the AOX 10.
This is expensive at £67 for 30ml (though not as bad as the CE Ferulic at £129 for 30 ml) but I bought it in mid June and I still have about half of the bottle left. I use 3 or 4 drops in the palm of my hand, then press onto the skin of my face, neck and decolletage before applying my day cream/sunscreen, and I only apply in the morning. There are other vitamin C serums on the market, but this one suits my picky and reactive skin, and I appreciate the addition of the ferulic acid.
If you wanted to target your skincare spending the most effectively/economically, I'd recommend using this between May and October, although a vitamin C serum is a useful addition to a daily skincare routine all year round. The active ingredients of the serum also claim to remain on the skin for 72 hours, so you could apply every other morning instead of every day.
If you fancy a challenge, it is possible to make your own CE Ferulic serum at home - there's a step by step description on the My Funny Valentine blog here: My Funny Valentine DIY CE Ferulic serum.
I bought my AOX10 from Beauty Expert, the day before they had a 20% off code, typically.