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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to brighten up my skin this summer and got a couple products from Acure to start implementing. And I have to say, after reading the reviews I was worried about the smell, but I already ordered it haha. It really is not bad at all though! I don't love the smell, and seems a bit strange at first, like a pineapple-ish scent, but after using it for a few weeks now, I don't even notice the smell!! It really just pleasant. Besides the scent of it, I LOVE everything this product. I like to use it as a light moisturizer at night and rather use the seriously soothing cloud cream in the morning, because I end up sweating it off throughout the day lol. This product has helped my skin a lot already too! It has brightened my hyper-pigmentation spots on my cheeks and helps give my skin a nice glow. It has not broken me out one bit either, which makes me extremely happy! Definitely buy this, it is a great serum!
I was excited to try this serum because the other two Acure Brightening serums are too heavy to be used under other products. Since this formula is oil-free, I thought it would be perfect. Boy, was I wrong. The first time I applied this, it burned my face and reddened my skin for a few hours. I tried it again in the evening after showering, hoping the first time was a fluke, and it didn't hurt quite so much, but it still stung my skin and caused redness. I've used it for several days since, after applying a lot of facial mist first to try to protect my skin. That helps, but it still causes a mild stinging sensation and redness. I even tried diluting it with some pure squalane, but that didn't help much either. I'm not sure what ingredient my skin is sensitive to, but this did not work for me. Also, as soon as the product is fully rubbed in, it makes the surface of my skin feel dry. Every serum I've used previously provides some level of hydration, but not this one. One pump is not enough product, but two pumps is too much. It does have a lovely creamy consistency, but the moisture just evaporates so quickly. If you have sensitive or dry skin, I would not recommend this product.
Merari from Valdosta GA
I noticed a difference right away my skin tone was more even I tend to have discoloration this has helped me alot
JPspirit from Boise, ID
I like this product but was interested in trying an LAA form instead, so I switched after using one bottle of this. After a few weeks, I think I do like the LAA better (the one I'm using also contains Ferulic Acid). What I liked about the Acure serum is the smooth application and it was easy to layer (used in morning after cleansing and toning, and before other serums and moisturizing). I like the ingredient list. I'm honestly not sure I noticed any effects of regular use, but I trust that it was probably guarding against environmental damage (during summer in area affected by wildfire particulate).
Judith from Illinois
I started using this and I love the way it makes my skin feel but after only two uses it started breaking out my face very badly. Bumps all over. I stopped using it and my face cleared up. Overall would not recommend. I have oily skin. Somewhat sensitive.
Acure Fan from San Diego
Recently added this to the night routine, it glides in and soaks in so nicely, and has a gentle fragrance.
judy S. from Undisclosed
don't care for it
Iteachkiddos from San Diego
It's glides on and doesn't have a bad smell at all. I use it every morning after serums. I highly recommend it.
Katie from Milwaukee, WI
Felt compelled to write this because of all the reviews complaining about the scent. All (good) Vitamin C serums have a weird smell because that's how vitamin C is naturally. Would you rather they add a bunch of unnecessary fragrance to cover it up?
This is a great, affordable serum and honestly doesn't smell as bad as these comments are making it out to seem.
Rebekah B. from Undisclosed
I love this serum because it is oil free and works. I've noticed a difference in my skin since using it and I have not broken out. I'm so glad that there is an oil free serum for my acne prone skin! It does have a scent when first applied, but it quickly goes away. Acure, please never stop making this serum! ;)
Melina from California
This product did not work for me ! Be careful and make sure you don't have an important event anytime soon when starting to use this product.
I used it for a few days and I liked the outcome but after a week, it broke me out with lots and lots of bumps on my face and chest since I was using it on my chest as well. The smell is not pleasant.
Kelly from Portland, OR
I love this serum! It's nice and light weight but still hydrating! I use it every morning and have been using it for awhile and have been noticing a difference in my skin and it has a nice glow and looks brighter!
Cait from Chicago, IL
Very lightweight, and doesn't clog my pores at all. I can definitely see a brightening and overall more even tone with use. Definitely a must try
Isabelle Y. from Undisclosed
I love this non oily serum
Jo C from Las Vegas, NV
I had been researching vitamin c creams for a few weeks and actually settled in another brand, but was open to suggestions per Ulta staff. I was recommended one by Lancôme, but it was out fo my price range. As I went to get the initial (and Ulta staff recommended) product I saw this next to it. I have used several products from this brand and have loved them. This had a good price point, there is a substantial amount of product, no funky smell, dries quickly, and is soft on the skin. I have noticed an improvement in my skins overall texture, less noticeable pores, and some dark spots have started to fade. I have been using it on a average of twice daily got one week.
Becky from Undisclosed
Sam from Fort Lauderdale, FL
I can't attest to the effectiveness of the product because I used it one time. It smells so bad that I could not bring myself to put it on my face again.
Diane V. from Undisclosed
The product is very nice however I think I need a sensitive version.
Jessica W. from Undisclosed
Love this so much! I use it everyday!
Halia from Boynton Beach
I would recommend only use at night cause the smell. But I haven't see any changes cause I only used it 2-3 days now , but I'm hopeful about this product. The ingredients list is awesome 👏🏾 and it's vegan
Shelb from Seattle WA
this stuff is awesome. it actually reminds me of a dupe for Skinceuticles C E Ferulic Serum that is $$$. that product also smells like bacon (and not just because it's pricey)
Sad I won't get to see if it works or no from Sacramento
I have been using this for 3 days and cannot comment yet on its effectiveness since I don't notice any changes, however I am not Using it anymore because the smell is horrible, and I have to carry it on my face. Even after washing my hands and face multiple times I can still smell it, to me it smells like saliva. I felt nauseated throughout the day.
Sarah V. from Undisclosed
Always looking for a cleaner less expensive alternative to the popular skin ceuticals CE Ferulic. Although this one is oil free (minus the vitamin E), you get slightly less of an EPF factor, but it seems more suitable for ALL skin types. It feels light going on and absorbs immediately. Perfect for layering!
Shelly from San Antonio
I've only been use this a week and I've dramatically noticed a difference. My acne scars I've had for years have started to fade away. I have very sensitive skin and this hasn't irritated me at all. I'm very excited to continue using this.
Kim from Undisclosed
Kristen D. from Undisclosed
I love this serum! It has provided a level up to my skincare regimen. I can definitely see a glow!! No more dull skin! I apply it to my face/neck after toning and then apply a small amount of Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream. It's my go-to everyday. Absolutely love it!
Ashlee from Kansas City, MO
I haven't used this long enough to know if its really working. I didn't initially like how thick this came out of the bottle. That makes my oily face very nervous, however it does absorb into skin very quickly. Its not my favorite Vitamin C serum. It smells like hot dogs. I have to put on my rose smelling moisturizer to cover the smell.