Quite some of you lovelies have been asking me to do a review of a skincare product. Honestly, I don’t really use anything very fancy on myself, I only invest in basic good oil free moisturiser, a toner for when my skin is very oily and flares up and a high spf sunscreen. I don’t even use a high end face wash or cleanser, just whatever my sister picks up from the supermarket fares quite well.
I am a believer of having clear, healthy, glowing skin and using makeup to make it look even better. A few months back (2 to be precise) my face was having these really tiny bumps, like rashes but not very severe. It was because of drastic change of weather each day. It was scorching hot during the day and cold at night. I constantly asked my mother if the rashes were very visible and she said no, they weren’t. But I just had this nagging feeling that my skin was looking bad because it was feeling bad. I generally have smooth, supple skin and it really annoys me if while washing my face or applying moisturiser I feel bumps on it. So, I did a little reading online and zeroed it on Vitamin C, it is an anti oxidant and encourages new and faster cell growth of the skin, in time, fading any marks and renewing skin texture. It also helps soothe rashes and calms any spots or acne. I tried doing a DIY vitamin C serum, and it kind of did work, I woke up with brighter skin, but that lasted only about 2 or 3 days because I started to get rashes around my eyebrow area, in between them and a little on my right cheek. It wasn’t very severe, thankfully, and went away in the next two days when I stopped using it. The recipe that I used needed L-ascorbic acid in powder or tablet form to be put in concoction with distilled water and glycerin. I have very sensitive skin and I think the dosage was too high for me or maybe my skin cannot take L ascorbic acid in its purest form as it is too harsh against sensitive skin.
I dropped the idea until I saw the the O3+ Vitamin C serum on Flipkart and immediately decided to buy it. Now, Flipkart has been in controversy regarding the pricing of its products, it escalates the price irrationally and cuts it down to a little bit less than the original calling it a discount. Maybe the products are imported or whatever, I have no idea. So the price written then was INR 1130 and it was about INR 780 after the discount and the delivery was free. There weren’t many reviews on this particular product, only one actually. I decided to go with my gut feeling and bought it. I’m so glad I did. Now, the name of this product is misleading, reading “Agelock” you’d think its for aging skin or older people. But its not. The consistency of the serum is slightly thicker than water but absorbs faster than water! Yes, super fast! I really need to speed up and massage it really quick onto my face or neck, because once it absorbs, you can’t make out which areas you haven’t covered since the serum is also clear and colorless. So, you need ninja skill AND an alert mind. Just kidding (or not!) I wouldn’t say that it makes pimples disappear overnight but yes, they do away away very quick, in a matter of 2 or 3 days without leaving marks. Now, the thing you need to remember is, everybody has different skin and some skin types repair damage quicker than other. Yes, that’s a thing! So, if your marks fade faster, your skin heals faster. Thankfully my skin is kind to me and it takes a little product to accelerate the process of healing and fading marks. After about two weeks my face was clear with no spots but I did get the occasional hormonal breakout. Which, the serum also took care of. Also, I had a very annoying big pimple between my eyebrows and it just wouldn’t go away! I had it for about a week before I got the serum. The day the serum was delivered, I applied it at night, and by the next morning it’s size had gone down significantly. The pimpled zapped and disappeared on the third morning! I was amazed! Having said that, it doesn’t work the same on all breakouts. It will take a little more time with occasional ones and treat the rash ones real quick. But you do see results, that one thing is guaranteed. I do wake up to clearer, more even toned skin everyday. But don’t expect it to just take off all your marks or tan over night. Give it a week or two and see how it works for you.
The most important point, lest I forget, you only use the tiniest amount to cover your whole face! Don’t get greedy and use a lot, it caused me a little rash on my cheek, nothing bad, you know, like the occasional microscopic white spot you get. Remember, LESS IS MORE! I’ve been using this serum for about 2 months I guess and the bottle is still half full, which means you get what you pay for.
If you have marks that need fading or brighter, more even toned skin and are willing to wait a week for results, this is for you!
Until next time, lovelies, stay beautiful! :*