Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for first time Vit. C user!
I was always weary of trying Vitamin C products because there are so many to choose from, however the Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen-Protecting & Brightening Serum was a great one to start with. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this serum.
I was reading that it's not a good idea to mix Vitamin C with retinol, so I used this product every morning with my usual routine. I used it after applying eye cream, and before my daytime moisturizer. It had a very pleasant citrus smell, but not overpowering at all. It was almost like a mix of an orange and lemon.
My skin felt a lot smoother and softer just after a few days! I couldn't believe how well it was working. I've always been concerned about aging, but this serum really helped with my skin texture and making it really soft and vibrant, rather than dull and greasy. The applicator is really easy to use, a small pump that dispenses just enough so that it's not too much and not too little. I pumped a little bit on my finger to place on my forehead and cheeks then gently massaged into my face and neck. Can't forget the neck!
Because I have combination skin, I was worried about causing my skin to get oily, however that did not happen at all. It almost seemed like it helped to control the oil and keep my skin hydrated at the same time.
I truly appreciate that this is a vegan product. I'm raising young children and with both of them in love with animals, we're constantly discussing the meaning of kindness and what it looks like. I can happily tell them that mommy uses products that don't hurt any animals and let them live a full life.
Most Helpful Critical Review Holding Out for Positive Results!
I was really excited to use this product since I'm constantly on the lookout for products that will maintain my "youthfulness" but also help prevent signs of aging (I'm in my mid-thirties and don't feel like I need to do anything drastic...yet!). I used the serum twice a day for almost two weeks straight. I love that I can layer it under my regular moisturizer. My skin felt great after I put the serum on and there was one morning when I awoke to what I thought was the beginning of some positive changes as a result of the serum, but I feel that was the extent to which the product has helped my skin so far. That morning, I felt that my skin was definitely brighter, but I haven't had that same impression since. One thing I was paying close attention to was how the serum might help lighten the Melasma that developed while I was pregnant. Unfortunately, I have not seen an improvement in that just yet.
I think the ingredients in the serum are great- it's really important to me to use products that do not contain parabens, phthalates, SLS and SLES. Plus, there was no stinging or burning at any time when I used the serum, which in other products I have tried, is a real turn-off. An added bonus is that the serum is vegan and cruelty-free.
My favorite part of the serum so far is the preventative-nature, so I know I am using a product that is protecting the collagen that's present in my skin and defending against future radial damage. I'm not giving up on the serum yet- I'll continue to use it and hope to see more positive results. I'd recommend this product to a friend and I'd also like to thank the Stellar Product Testing Panel, which sent me the Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen-Protecting & Brightening Serum to review.
Reviewed by 143 customers My skin loves it!
E from Seattle, WA
After having my baby my skin switched from oily to dry and textured. I had to switch out all my products that I used to use for oily skin to figure out what would work for dry. Clogged pores was always one of my concerns and I was never sure how to fix my skin issues. I bought this and now use it at least 1-2 times a day but always after a shower. My skin has gotten its moisture back, texture is gone, and my face feels so smooth. I love this product and will buy again!
Easy to apply great subtle scent
theresa from stockton, ca
I have freckles, and always have had them. I am pretty sure I also have sun spots because I am from Hawaii and even if I dont go sun bathing I am exposed to quite a bit of sun daily. I started to used this on 10/13/2020 and will update this if I see any difference after a month. I did take a before picture to used later with an after photo. I liked that it was a pump serum, not a dropper. It had a light subtle scent.
Pores are smaller and skin is glowing!
Christine from Ohio
This is my new favorite product! I don't need or like a super intense vit c serum because my skin is sensitive, but this is the perfect formula for me. A game changer
Had a bad reaction, swollen eyes.
JennG from undisclosed
At first I loved this serum it made my face super smooth and glow. Then after a few weeks I started to have a reaction my eyes would get red and swell shut. I didn't know what I was using exactly that was giving me a reaction so I stopped using all of my beauty products and started slowly introducing each one back into my regimen. It had been a couple of months since I used this serum and I tried it again and within 24 hours the exact same reaction happened. I then googled vitamin C serum's and found out that they actually can be quite harmful to your skin so I'm writing this review to let people know that this type of serum can be harmful. I'm sure it's rare that a reaction like that happens but it happened and it sucked and I couldn't wear eye make up for about a week while my eyes recovered.
Kelly from Chicago
This serum is moisturizing, brightening, and does not irritate my sensitive skin. I really like that it is more of a gel texture with a pump instead of watery texture with a dropper like many other vit c serums. I wish they would take out the fragrance, but it is not too noticeable.
KaraL from undisclosed
I had used this product in the past and it worked well for my face, but caused my neck to break out in a rash. I stopped using it and then thought I'd give it another try. Day 1 was cause a rash around my lips and day 2 caused a rash on my cheeks. I would not recommend to anyone with sensitive skin!
BROKE ME OUT
KathyL from undisclosed
I take my skincare really seriously and have always loved incorporating vitamin c into my routine. Never had a problem with any other ones I used but this one BROKE ME OUT like crazy - I don't usually get pimples but after a week of this product my entire face is full of pimples. And I don't understand why other reviews say it smells good because it doesn't. It smells artificial and fake. The only thing stopped me from giving it a 1 star is that the texture is great, smooth and doesn't leave me greasy. Even so, definitely not worth it. I am not looking forward to seeing my friends and family who are not used to my face with that much break outs.
it's good but not great
Diva_doll_nik_e from Charlotte, nc
it's okay. it's soothing and lightweight. no reaction to it. nice daily serum, but it just doesn't deliver well enough. no real change in tone or dark spots.
Eh, not bad
Tiffany from Irvine, CA
It smells nice and feels nice on the skin - moisturizing and non-greasy. I used it for a few months and didn't notice any changes in my skin, though. It didn't break me out or damage my skin, so I can't knock it for that, at least. Might be worth a try if you have dark spots or sun damage. I've moved on to other products that are more targeted towards my specific skin concerns (redness and oiliness).
Ana from Texas
I just purchased two more bottles! I've noticed my skin looks so much brighter! Beautiful texture as well. I'm a big fan
KarenG from undisclosed
Love it. I love the way it makes my skin feel so smooth and silky.
Spot test first!!
kellyd from Rochester, NY
I wanted to love this because it smells amazing and applies really well. Unfortunately this broke me out in a very itchy rash on my neck and face. It wasn't acne, but almost like hives. I noticed it on my fingers too. Even after I stopped using it, every time I used warm water on my skin it would reactivate the rash. It took about a week of prescription-strength topical steroids for it to finally go away. My skin is sensitive, so keep that in mind. I recommend just spot testing it first.
AndreaMercado from undisclosed
I just got this today so I can not speak on effects of it. But I just want to say that most vitamin c serums are greasy but this one is more of a lotion and it's lightweight and NOT sticky!! I can actually apply under foundation and it's smooth. I will see how it affects skin but I have good expectations for it.
Caitko from undisclosed
I tend to dislike nearly all Vitamin C products, but this one has stayed in my routine! Quite happy
Not a fan
XiomaraB from undisclosed
Never really noticed a difference or any improvement after one bottle. Maybe it's not for me. Will not be purchasing again.
So far, awesome!
RajiraH from undisclosed
I've only been using this for a week but I'm really enjoying it! Feels so fresh and hydrating, and gives me the perfect glow without looking oily.
The best skincare line
MickeyC from undisclosed
This stuff is no joke! My skin has never looked so bright and clear. I will be purchasing again!
liyahp from undisclosed
This product applies really well. I love how it feels on my skin. I definitely have seen a difference in my skin. I liked how moisturizing it felt.
Halima from Ohio
I wanted to love this product so badly. It smells amazing (refreshing orange smell), goes on very smoothly and definitely does brighten your face. I was using it day and night underneath my moisturizers and after about a week and a half, my face started to explode with small pimples, almost as if I had a rash. This was am extremely dramatic change for me, as I have never been prone to pimples and only purchased this product to brighten certain areas of my face. I'm not sure if I may have been using too much possibly, but there were no instructions as to how much one should use. Regardless, I will definitely not be continuing to use it :(
I really wanted to love this but I had a bad reaction
A from Upstate New York
Please be careful and try this product out on a small section on ur face. I used this every other day, I switch out using my hydrating serum on one day and this the next. I noticed tonight that my face is red and stings a little with noticeable pimples. I believe my face had a reaction. I bought this product after an esthetician I follow on twitter recommended it. Could be the fragrance in the product :( so beware
Taffy from New York
My sister gave me hers and I been using it for 3 weeks, and I have more of a oily skin then a combination skin, you know, and I also have a acne prone skin too, I'm 23. And I love this serum so far... knock on wood....!! I broke out like twice, but I think it's cuz of the oily food I have been eating, honestly I don't even need to wear a moisturizer with this, it's so nice, and moisturizing
My #1 morning serum
SaraL from undisclosed
I have tried a lot of vitamin c serums in my life, this is my go to favorite. The added peptides just make my morning routine so much more beneficial and effortless. Love this, will keep repurchasing.
AudreyH from Dallas
I love this product! I bought this a few months ago and read the reviews saying it was a bit sticky, easy solution, mix it in with your daily sunscreen and it's perfect! Super nice glow but definitely more of a morning serum than evening.
Bliss Vitamin C Serum -- Breakouts
Michelle from Texas
I bought this product because it advertised as safe for sensitive skin. It is not. I have rosacea and very sensitive skin but really wanted to incorporate vit. C into my skin care to lighten sunspots and brighten my dull skin. This looked promising, I used it diligently for one month and had breakouts all over my face and rosacea flareups everytime. I would not recommend this for anyone with my type of skin.
However, I paid for this product and reluctant to just toss it, started using it on my neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and back of my hands. I have sunspots from years of skipping sunscreen. ALWAYS wear sunscreen. It fades light sunspots, but does not work on freckles. It did firm my neck. I can pinch the skin and it's no longer crepey but smooth and plump.
Hope that helps.
Justine from Oregon
Really wish my skin didn't react to the product. I liked the texture of the serum.