Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this serum!
I ordered this as soon as it came out and wanted to wait to write a review after using it for a while. Background on my skin type: I'm in my early 30s with fair, sensitive skin.
I tried it in both the morning and evening and think I like it more with my evening routine.
After I wash my face, I pat dry it and apply a witch hazel toner. After letting that dry, I put a few drops of the Vitamin C serum on my fingertips and massage it on my face and neck. After that is absorbed, I use the Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream. (which I also love!)
I have noticed my skin tone is a lot more even and looks more supple. It is hydrating and adsorbs very quickly. It does not leave my skin tacky or sticky at all. This is lightly scented, like a soft citrus, but it is not overpowering.
I do not have much experience with skin serums, but this is a good product for someone who wants to try a new skin product in their routine.
Most Helpful Critical Review Almost a steal
I bought it half a year ago but only started using it regularly recently. It is a great product, and it is definitely helping my skin out. The beneficial ingredients are at high enough proportions to actually make a difference.
HOWEVER, adding fragrance is completely unnecessary in a serum. Many studies have shown that fragrance can actually really irritate the skin- which goes completely against the point of a serum. Please take away the fragrance, and I will definitely change this review to 5 stars.
Reviewed by 151 customers I always use this serum
Katelyn from Rhode Island
I have been using this serum for a while now. I love elf skincare products. I definitely think the tone and texture of my skin has been better since using this. I wash my face, use a toner, then this serum, then a lotion. Will continue to purchase.
Emily from PA
This is one of the first serums I've tried. I like the lightweight watery formula, it's not sticky. I don't know that I see much of a difference, but it makes my skin feel nice.
Nice lightweight serum
tiffanysreviews from Tucson, AZ
This is a thin, lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into the skin. It has a light citrus scent. The glass packaging looks luxe and the product is just as good!
c_line from undisclosed
I bought this product to help with dark acne scars. In combination with sunscreen, I have seen a definite improvement within 3 weeks.
Good and bad
mblanch from undisclosed
I bought this product about 2 and a half weeks ago. I have 100 percent noticed a difference in the overall look of my skin. Im a mom and just starting to take care of myself and I have noticed an improvement. The only downside so far is it smells like urine,no joke. But as a mom I can't afford to toss it, but after I use it I will most likely get a different product strictly because of the smell.
I wouldn't even give it 1 star
Christina from Lacey
Sticky, does not go on easily, didn't feel any sort of freshness from this serum. Need to use a lot to even cover entire face.
Luna Mora from Chicago
I love that it's watery. I can't stand thick, sticky serums. I also like that it's fragrance free. It may not work as fast as other vitamin c serums, but it's a great value.
toddlermom from Portland OR
I really liked the packaging, it didn't feel cheap at all. I've only been using a few days but I think my skin looks brighter. I disagree with the negative reviews about the smell. I'm pregnant and I am super sensitive to smell and this product is fine.
Great for improving skin tone
MEMM from New York, NY
I am a 50-something woman with a lot of sun damage and redness on my face. I have very oily skin and some texture issues too. This serum has improved my texture and tone. It does not have a strong smell or weird texture. I think this is an under-rated gem. The price is in-SANE for what you get. Such a great deal. Doesn't break my skin out or irritate my redness.
Great for the price
Jackie from MN
Pros: Absorbs quickly, not sticky, inexpensive, opaque packaging, glass packaging (easily recyclable). Cons: Runny consistency, weird smell (reminds me of manure???? What IS that?), dropper doesn't pick up much product. I will repurchase because of the price.
The Grinch from New York, New York
This serum has the worst smell to it. It feels nothing like a serum, but more like water mixed with a nasty fragrance. It did nothing for my skin besides break me out. Will not be buying again.
TracyT from undisclosed
I just finished my first bottle and about to buy my second. I like that it gives my skin extra moisture and pick me up under my moisturizer.
Chrissy in WV from Charleston, WV
I rarely leave reviews but had to on this one. I like a lot of the Elf products and decided to give this a chance. Bad choice! The product is so watery and does not feel like a serum. The smell is not great, either. Broke my face out in acne. Very disappointed!
Bang for your buck!
Alex in the aisle from Indianapolis
Seeing a difference just after a month of usage. My complexion is brighter and even. Impressive for the price! The dropper is a bit tricky, press it a few times while the cap is closed to get the serum.
Working well so far!
YA00 from undisclosed
I've only been using it for about a week so it's hard to tell how much my dark spots will fade, but right after the first use my skin felt softer and is now definitely smoother!
mollie25 from undisclosed
Works wonders! This product gives my skin that extra glowy boost that I L-O-V-E! It has become one of my new favorites and it is perfect for my skincare routine. The only slight downturn is the dropper which I can't quite figure out, but that might be me lol. I love this product and will repurchase when I run out.
Love the packaging, Scent not so much
GracePheonix from Boise
Packaging was absolutely stunning. The dropper didn't gather more than a few droplets which caused me to have to gather product too often for one application. However, the thing that lets me down the most is the smell. It's horrible. It reminds me of cat urine husband said it smelled like it was medicated. Again, beautiful package, product small was so bad. I layered the product to mask the smell and did use the whole product. I didn't see much of a difference in my skin and would have preferred it to be less watery. I would have liked to have kept it in my regimin to see if I would have seen results but, until this items scent changes, I cannot use it.
Great for hyperpigmentation!
olyt92 from Boston, MA
I know this is technically meant for your face but I bought this to use on my bikini area. Sometimes from razor-burn, I get a bit of hyperpigmentation (darker skin spots that don't really go away after an ingrown hair has healed) and I read that Vitamin C helps clear those up and this product totally helped!!! Very happy with it.
feels great on face
snow0905 from undisclosed
This is the first serum I've purchased and I really like it! absorbs into face well, no strong odor, and goes well in my skin care routine
Super great serum!!
FiorellaH from Ecuador
I can say, I know there's a little bit of fragrance, BUT, the ingredients are really good, the formula is putting the vitamin c on the 3rd place which means it has a high percent of it, from self experience I can say this serum is good for being a drug store one and really gives you the glow and helps to brightening your skin, also absorbs really quickly and gives a good moisture, I would repurchase totally!! Plus I use it alone with the vinoperfect serum
Eli Miranda from Oregon
Been using the product almost everyday for the past 2 weeks and my skin is happy I've added to our skin routine. Slightly sticky if you massage around too much
Yogabbagabba from Minnesota
I love this serum for under my makeup and i love the benefits. The only thing that would make this products even better, would be if the consistency was a little thicker. It's basically like water so if you accidentally knocked it over it would spill out and be wasted. But overall great product!
Savvy923 from Boston
I have really sensitive combo skin, and I liked how hydrating this product was for the most part initially, but pretty soon in my more oily area of my t-zone I would get cystic acne breakouts. They hurt soooo bad because it would always be where this thick product clung to my skin in sensitive areas like under my eyes or in the bends of my nose. It didn't work for my skin, but I do think someone with very dry or normal skin may have better success.
Love this product
Kaylovve from Oklahoma
I started buying this about two years ago and it one of my favorites. Makes your skin look bright and fresh. It's so light weight. And I love the smell.
VictoriaM from Is