I’m sure I was the most excited when I saw It’s Skin launch in India and also to get this VC Effector Serum, since I’ve always loved and believed that Vitamin C is one miracle skin ingredient and always does wonders to skin. Even though it was a bit out of a normal girl’s budget, and me already have tried two of their serums before (if you haven’t read about them – It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Effector Serums), with really good hopes and hearing a lot of great reviews by people who’ve used it, I made my third serum purchase. In this post, I’ll be talking about this Vitamin C Effector Serum by It’s Skin brand and my thoughts about it.
An essence formula that tightens pores for a clean and radiant complexion
Developed with a nourishing blend of vitamins and antioxidants, the VC Effector promotes a glowing, healthy complexion. The skin-brightening Vitamin C Essence and Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract provide potent care to rough, lackluster skin to tighten pores for a clean and radiant complexion. This ultra-lightweight serum absorbs quickly into the skin, brightens the skin, lightens freckles and enhances collagen synthesis to fill in wrinkles.
- Vitamin C and Green Tea Extract – Brighten and smooth the skin.
- Free from artificial scents and coloring.
- No Alcohol.
PRICE : INR 950/- for a 30ml product.
SUITABLE : To All Skin types.
AVAILABILITY : I purchased mine from Nykaa (link – HERE), where it officially launched with somewhat accurate pricing than on Amazon. But now Amazon too does have them; Flipkart, Myntra and Purplle also do have them. So, stock on your favorite serums whenever you find a great deal.
INGREDIENTS : WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE, DISODIUM EDTA
You can check a detailed analysis of ingredients HERE (you need to check this).
The serum comes in a chic and hygienic translucent bright lemon yellow glass bottle, with a dropper applicator. I love the slanted pipette which makes it easy for dispensing out the serum directly on to the skin, or whichever way you apply.
The serum has a white translucent serum consistency with a mild citrus fragrance. And since I’ve been using quite a few Vitamin C serums now, I think it’s the common tendency of Vitamin C serums to have a warm sensation right after application and calms down in a bit. Did you ever sense it too? The serum is totally water-based and quickly gets absorbed ino the skin, with no irritation.
I was so regular with this when I first started with it. I included this in my morning routine, not forgetting my sunscreen topper. But in vain, this did not live upto its mark, I was disappointed. Right after a month, I gave it a break and then again started to use it in the night routine. I used to combine the VC and VE Effector serums and apply, which only made it work visibly. But I’d give the sole credit to the VE Effector rather say my VC serum is working. Since I’ve also heard that Vitamin C and E go well, I thought this combo is what’s working for me too. Nothing miraculous though, but at least I could find a way to use it. Unlike the regular L-Ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is a mild derivative of Vitamin C which will not exfoliate or irritate the skin. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types. And this also does not make the product oxidize in just 1-2 months of opening it unlike the regular L-Ascorbic Acid serums. Being the gentlest form of Vitamin C, this definitely suits all skin types, but for me personally it did not work. The Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract however calmed my skin and kept it plump. I squeeze out half the pipette for my entire face and neck; my VC Effector goes in first and then after a couple of minutes I apply the VE Effector. I hardly found any brightening results though, but ever since the VE and VC combo I woke up with a fresh and plump skin. I had high hopes on Korean skincare, for the highest claims they provide I expected at least one to work out for me; this serum did not even work on my skin texture, at least did not irritate or trigger it thankfully. But this is what I felt.
- One of the cheap Vitamin C serum available in market.
- Mildest form of Vitamin C.
- Suits all skin tones.
- Quickly absorbs with no tackiness.
- Did not work for me at all
Anyone else, for whom this It’s Skin VC Effector Serum did not work?
Would I recommend this? Absolutely NO! I think there are a lot more effective Vitamin C serums and ampoules in the market which give better results, and of course I wouldn’t say something that didn’t work for me does not necessarily work for you too. Probably it might, so think wisely to choose your skincare!
Lemme know your thoughts on this serum..