Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing, even for sensitive skin
I love this serum! I have very sensitive skin (i.e.- can't use moisturizer or liquid makeup of any kind without a skin reaction) and this has helped me regain the natural glow that I had in my 20's. I've seen a distinct reduction in redness and and evening of my general skin tone which is amazing since I only wear powder makeup. The product promotes moisture in my skin which has improved my skin clarity and texture dramatically. Still, I find it promotes a bit too much moisture/shine (note- not grease, it's definitely not greasy for me) if I apply it in the morning under my makeup so I've been using it only before bed. I don't think it's done anything to my fine wrinkles but I swear my under eye darkness has improved which is awesome. Thus far I haven't seen any indication that my skin wishes to reject this routine so its gentle enough for super sensitive skin.
If you have problems with oily skin, I have no idea if this will make it worse. My skin went from dry to dewy in a week so, if you do try it, you'll know pretty quickly. All in all : A+ for me.
Most Helpful Critical Review Ulta's ingredient list is misleading; Beware allergies!
I was so excited to come across this product online. I'd been looking for a good Vitamin C serum to add to my regimen, but my skin is super picky. The ingredients here seemed so simple and wholesome, I really got ridiculously excited. But lo and behold, the ingredients listed on the main Ulta site are incorrect, and I'm feeling misled. There are a lot of ingredients that I cannot use on my skin, so back it goes. For the curious, here is the list from the Derma E site: Purified Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Propanediol (Vegetable Derived), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Plant Derived), Cellulose Gum (Plant Derived), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (Vegetable Derived), Polymnia Sonchifolia (Yacón) Root Juice, Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus (Probiotic), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract *, Allantoin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Natural Fragrance Oils.
Reviewed by 1641 customers Very impressed!
Debra from Undisclosed
I purchased this for the morning use. Very nice so far. Pleasant to use. No strong scents. Absorbs quickly. I apply sunscreen over it without any residue rolling off. I would recommend this product with the Peptides and Collagen serum.
Vit C serum
KAthy from Missouri
I did not see any difference in my skin texture, fine lines or discoloration with continued use of this product.
works good on eczema/ sensitive skin.
Elli from Washington
I've had eczema on my whole body my entire life. My face and neck are really sensitive and will flair up a lot. This stuff doesn't burn my skin and helps when I get flakey, dry spots on my face and neck. I've even used it during bad flair ups when my skin is open and it helps A LOT (does cause an severe amount of burning which I expected). It feels like it absorbs into my skin and I can use it with the rest of my moisturizers and ointments. definitely worth the price point and you do get a decent amount of product. I use quite a lot (4-5 pumps) per use (I use it 2-3 times a week) and I still have 3/4 of the bottle left after buying it 2 months ago.
Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
Maffles from San Francisco
I love this product as a lightweight moisturizer and have been using it daily underneath my sunscreen for years. I have to question how effective the vitamin C component of this is though - if it's sitting in a container that's not light-protective and surrounded by water. I feel like it gives my skin a healthy glow, but that may be the hyaluronic acid component. Regardless, a good value compared to a lot of other vitamin C serums on the market!
May from Virginia Beach, Virginia
I have been using this product for about 2 months now and it is very effective as I have already seen a difference in my skin. I have combination skin. My skin appears to be more even and clear and moisturized. The texture of my skin is also very smooth. I use this product with Rose Hips oil after I wash my face twice daily, in the morning and evening. It absorbs very well in the skin. I would recommend this.
My skin looks and feels great!
Cassie with Skin Issues from Oregon
I really love this serum so far. I have only been using it for a week, but I have already started to see an improvement in my skin. I have very acne prone skin and finding good skin care products is a process for me. After a lot of research I was able to find the ingredients that my skin needs. This has helped keep my skin hydrated along with my lotion and it doesn't have a lot of ingredients that aren't nature based. I love the Derma-E products because I have sensitive skin on top of eczema on top of acne. Skin Saver!
I suppose the only down side is the smell of it, but it isn't a chemical smell, and it just tells me that it doesn't have any fragrance in it.
Colleen from Undisclosed
Perfect anti-aging serum. Some serums are too harsh. This one is great under moisturizer and doesn't sit on the face. Great boost of vitamin C.
Saved my face
Lee from Ohio
I have been using proactive for almost 4 months with my skin not getting any better.
I started using a cleanser and this serum in the morning and at night after cleansing my face and it has made a huge improvement I am so happy that I found it .
My face is very sensitive and wearing a mask had created a nightmare but this greatly made a difference!
Made my skin dry
Mika from Norfolk VA
I bought this with Vitamin C lotion and cream, how ever within using this product for few days my fave dried and started flaking. Every time I smile my I could feel my skin broke. I wouldn't recommend this if you have sensitive skin like me, specially not in winter!!!
Elena from Undisclosed
On my 2nd bottle. This is a staple. Works great under other creams or makeup. And especially great in the summer when creams just feel too heavy. It provides enough moisture alone on those super humid days. Love it. It's a must have in my collection at all times.
Brighter smoother skin
Alisa from Philadelphia, PA
This is a great serum for an excellent price. I've been applying this before moisturizer in the morning and evening and my skin is brighter, smoother, and even toned. Will definitely continue to purchase when it's on sale!
B. Ashley from Las Vegas
After I incorporated this product into my skincare routine I noticed a major improvement in my breakouts and skin tone. It does have a strong earthy fragrance, but it doesnt seem like an artificial smell but a natural smell.
I would like this serum again! I can see the difference on m
Maha from Ks
I use this serum day & night
Vanessa from Undisclosed
Use this every night and have seen my fine line diminishing!
This product is amazing !
Nicole 0 from New York
I purchased this product to help my uneven skin tone and I saw results within a week from using daily morning and night. It has brightened up my dark spots and also leaves my skin feeling moisturized ! I love it.
Nina35 from Canton, MI
This product is amazing! It has evened my skin tone, and stopped acne breakouts (I use to have old acne scars, acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation). I have used many different brands of vitamin C serum, and by far gives me the best results! The price is great, plus you can use the $3.50 off coupon on this product as well. I have read reviews about it clumping, or leaving dry spots, but I have a solution for you'll with this issue:
1. clean face 2. Tone with pixi vitamin C tonic 3. this serum 4. hylaurolic acid (from the ordinary) 5. Wet your hands and pat the water on your face (prevents clumping, and helps it absorb better 5. Organic grape seed oil (an anti-emolument, so it won't clog your pores) to keep you moisturized and prevent dry patches. Doing this routine has kept me from wearing makeup in MONTHS! I'm shocked, because I have always chosen makeup over skin. YOU HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THIS, AND DON'T GIVE UP ON IT AFTER A WEEK. Also remember that when you start using a new product your skin usually goes thru a week or two of purging, then it will start to show you the results you are looking for. So ladies, no more breaking the bank for a good quality product...... you've finally found your HG!
Hannah from Norwalk, CT
I have never loved a serum like this one. The way it sinks into your skin is great. It makes you feel very moisturized. Derma E is a great brand in general. I finished my bottle and my skin misses it. Need to buy more!
great buy! use with retinol!
Ashley. S from philadelphia, pa
i love this product! i saw results in just a few days of using it. it was brightening and evening out my skin. i recommend using a retinol cream or oil but wait atleast 30 minutes after using the vitamin c serum to balance the ph in your skin before using the retinol. ONLY USE RETINOL AT NIGHT.
Eden from US
I bought this to help get a clearer complexion and even skin tone. I use it at night after cleansing and toning then I apply this then moisturizer. At first it feels a little sticky but once it dries It's ok. I've been using it for months and my skin is a little smoother but it's not a dramatic difference why I gave it a 3. It's mediocre.
Vera from Undisclosed
Just use um tour face dayle
Only been a week, so far so good
TiredMom from Pocatello, Id.
It's only been a week, feels great on my skin, doesn't leave a silky feeling but still feels good.
Great for sensitive skin!
Patricia from Undisclosed
It's been 2 months and I'm loving it. I have very sensitive skin and this did not cause break outs or my rosacea to flare up! Highly recommend!
Miranda from Fort Collins
I didn't notice much of a difference with it in terms of brightness. It is hydrating though and I didn't mind using it in the morning before sunscreen as a hydrating serum. Wasn't sticky or greasy and sunk right into my skin. Bottom line is I enjoyed it while I had it but probably will not repurchase this one and go for a more effective vitamin C since that's what I really wanted.
Lauren from Undisclosed
I use this product nightly. It applies nicely and my skin tolerates it.
Will always recommend
Gabriela from Undisclosed
One of my favorite products! Been using for years