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Whenever I try to learn a new language (which, to be honest, hasn´t happened in a long time!), I try to get to the point where I am able to read magazines.
Being able to entertain myself while learning is the best way to keep me at it, and once I can move from reading a magazine to reading a real book, the battle is won.
Well, the actual “speaking” part should probably be taken into consideration when measuring language skills, but I am trying to make a point here.
Point is, I was feeling pretty good abut my skills at the language of skincare ingredients. Not quite “reading the classics” good, but at least “flicking comfortably through a magazine” good.
At least until I decided to venture into Asian skincare… Really, there is a whole new world of ingredients out there, and I struggle to add them all to my vocabulary.
But I try! Reading material of choice for today? klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops *.
What klairs claims
Designed with naturally effective ingredients that are safe and non-irritating, the Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is made to energize and rejuvenate your skin with the power of pure vitamin C!
Don’t stress over dull skin tone and enlarged pores anymore – let the multi-solution Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop take care of your skin in a simpler, safer way!
Prize and size
One bottle, made from plastic and equipped with a dropper, contains 35 ml and retails for 23 $ on the website here.
Texture and smell
Despite looking very watery, the klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops do have a slightly oilier texture. There is a hint of the metallic smell Vitamin C products sometimes show, but very, very faint.
Application and effects
Half a dropper is enough for face and neck. Despite the oily texture, it sinks in quickly adding no greasiness to my face, I could wear it underneath makeup without any issues. Now my skin is far from sensitive, but I didn´t experience any issues even with daily use.
- Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C, Brightening, improves collagen production
- Centella Asiatica Extract: Rich in antioxidants, natural source of Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, increases Typ 1 collagen production
- Citrus Junos Fruit Extract: Brightening, rich in antioxidants
- Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit extract: Might be antifungal
- Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract: Rich in Vitamins A, C and E as well as phytonutrients
- Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract: Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory
- Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract: Rich in antioxidants
- Scutelleria Baicalensis Root Extract: Soothing, antixoidant
- Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract: Rich in Vitamin A and C, Omega 9 fatty acids and arachidonic acid (part of skin natural barrier)
- Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract: Rich in antioxidants, hydrating
- Orange Oil Brazil: Rich in Vitamin C, increases collagen production
- Lavandula Angustifolia Oil: Highly debated. Proven antibacterial and improves wound healing, accused of being an irritant and cytotoxic. I believe in the positive effects
- Camelia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract: green tea extract, antioxidant, antiinflammatory
- Larix Europaea Wood Extract: Humectant
- Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract: Rich in flavonoids, soothing
- Rheum Palmatum Root Extract: Soothing, anti-inflammatory
- Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract: Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory
- Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract: Rich in antioxidants
- Persicaria Hydropiper Extract: Astringent
- Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract: Rich in antioxidants
- Coptis Chinensis Root Extract: Rich in antioxidants and tannins
- Magnolia Obovata Bark Exctract: Antiinflammatory, soothing
- Lysine HCL: Essential amino acid needed to build collagen
- Proline: Non-essential amino acid needed to build collagen
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Precursor of Vitamin C, more stable, less irritant, brightening. antioxydant
- Acetyl Methionine: Oil control
- Theanine: Amino acid found in green tea, nourishing
- Acetyl Glucosamine: Healing, brightening
- SH-Oligopeptide: mimick EGF
- Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract: Rich in nutrients and antioxidants
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrating, smaller form of hyaluronic acid with deeper penetration
- Caprylyl Glycol: Emollient
- Butylene Glycol: Humectant, draws moisture to the Skin
- Propylene Glycol: Solvent
- Hydroxyethylcellulose: Lubricant, thickening
- Polysorbate 60: Emulsifying
- Sodium Acrylates Copolymer: Emulsifier
- Disodium EDTA: Binding Agent
- Lecithin: Emulsifier
- 1,2-Hexanediol: Humectant
5% Ascorbic Acid as active ingredient, paired with other sources of Vitamin C like Centella asiatica that offer added benefits like brightening effects and antioxidants – this product surely has one main focus: To brighten and protect the skin.
I have to admit though the abundance of extracts that are traditionally used in Chinese Herbal medicine had me a little at loss, as the information about the actual effects when applied topically is sparse. But you live to learn, and skincare ingredients with very few exceptions rarely come with strong scientific support.
Does it live up to its claims?
Just the first sentence: “…naturally effective ingredients that are safe and non-irritating…” needs a comment: There are no non-irritating ingredients, no matter if they are man made or from natural origin. All ingredients can potentially be irritating! But, if formulated like this, they most likely won´t be.
Would I repurchase?
I try to have one form of Vitamin C or another in my routine at all times, and this is a lovely and affordable serum.
Who do I recommend it to?
Anyone. Because really anyone should use Vitamin C, and this one is a nice way to start.
If you are into Asian Beauty, it might be especially tempting to get all the other extracts that I haven´t seen much in other products I use.
If I had to pick my favorite product from klairs though, it would still be this one here!