Ulta Shoppers Swear This $14 Vitamin C Serum Is Just as Good as the Pricey Stuff
It smooths out fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing uneven texture.
Question me if you’d like, but I’m a firm believer that affordable skincare products can be just as effective as their higher-end competition. There’s nothing quite as golden as discovering a holy-grail product that also happens to be within budget, and it seems I’ve been missing out on one serum in particular. Shoppers have declared the Derma-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum their sensitive-skin hero, earning a rightful place as a staple within many skincare regimens thanks to its anti-aging and brightening powers. But that's not all — it's currently on sale for just $14.
From its beginnings in the aisle of a small health foods store in California, Derma-E rose to prominence as an affordable vehicle to a cleaner skincare routine. The brand firmly sits behind its choice to eliminate over 2,700 toxic ingredients in its products, making them the perfect choice for those who prefer a more natural route when it comes to what they apply on their skin. Derma-E’s vitamin C serum is no exception to these non-toxic claims, formulated with ingredients like green tea-leaf extract, rosehip oil, and organic aloe.
Shoppers have noted how much smoother the blend has made their complexion after continued use, while panthenol (vitamin B5) has left their skin feeling more moisturized and hydrated.
The antioxidant-rich bottle will last longer than your typical vitamin C serum since the highly potent main ingredient is stabilized, giving your skin a greater chance of absorbing all the nutrients for a radiant, even tone. The lightweight product is a great option for users of any age, since it encourages the regrowth of collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots over time. On top of that, antioxidant properties also protect against harmful pollutants, making this serum a true steal under $20. It’s no wonder that the product has garnered over 800 five-star reviews from loyal customers.
“I went to get my first facial, and the esthetician mentioned I should be using a vitamin C serum, so I bought this,” wrote one shopper. “I noticed the results immediately. My skin is more evened-out, I no longer have dark circles under my eyes, and my complexion is much brighter. I use this in conjunction with the anti-wrinkle face wash. My skin has essentially no pimples, and it looks AMAZING!”
Another shopper says, “I am 31 with reactive/sensitive skin and mild pigmentation and have been using this for about three months. I had very mild purging for a few days and now my skin feels fantastic and has a much more even tone. The results are gradual but solid, and for the price it really can't be beat, especially when compared to other vegan serums.”
Shop now: $14 (Originally $20); ulta.com.