So when my fellow skin care-obsessed friend told me she was loving BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner, I felt out of the loop as I had never even heard of this vitamin C serum/cream with a cult-like following some call the “Holy Grail of skin care.” I had a bottle on my doorstep within days.
First, the bottle is a pump, so it’s really easy to control how much you’re using at a time. A pump or two should be all you need per use. And the texture — the TEXTURE– is soft and silky; thick like a cream but light enough to feel like it’s penetrating your skin and not just sitting on top of it.
After using the skin refiner morning and night for two months, I can report that it’s worth the hype. In fact, I’m using a new product for this Skin Care Series right now and frankly, can’t wait to get back to BeautyStat. Formulated with 20% pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), its potency is no joke. If you use it right after you wash your face and your skin is sensitive (like mine), you might feel some slight tingling, but not to the degree of discomfort. After daily use, my was skin brighter (many see “tighter” results too) and supple. What I loved most was how smooth, soothed and refreshed my face felt each morning and throughout the day, and it seemed to do double duty as a pore primer.
I had the opportunity to chat with BeautyStat’s cosmetic chemist and founder, Ron Robinson, who spent years as an Estée Lauder cosmetic chemist. While vitamin C is a universally hailed skin enhancing ingredient, it’s temperamental, mostly because it oxidizes easily and therefore, loses effectiveness. Always concerned with in what order I should use skin care products, Ron told me to use the Universal C Skin Refiner on clean skin, then follow with a moisturizer (BeautyStat has a Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream with
hyaluronic acid I’d like to try). Depending on your skin’s sensitivity level, if you use other acids or retinol, layer those on top of the Universal C Skin Refiner — and Ron reminded me to always end with moisturizer and/or sunscreen.
It’s not just me who loved this product. The Universal C Skin Refiner was:
Named best vitamin C serum by Allure.
Named best vitamin C serum by Harper’s Bazaar.
Named best dark spot corrector by Cosmo.
BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner retails for $80 for the 1oz. bottle, but here’s what skin queens: Ron gave me a code that’s the steepest discount out there. Use code: BestVitaminC to get 25% off plus FREE SHIPPING. Yesssssssss.
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