The reason I was keen to try this product
What interested me the most was because this product resembles that famous international skincare brand. I guess you all got what I mean. I’m actually very amazed that it is a local brand. And in fact, it is quite affordable. This Vitamin C serum is gently formulated and for this reason it is suitable for me, beginner.
About the Ingredients
pH friendly formula (pH 4.6), gentle and stable form of vitamin c derivative
Water, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Citrate, Betaine, Propanediol, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Tocotrienols, Sodium Hyaluronate, Anhydroxylitol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Ferulic Acid, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xylitol, Tocopherol, Trideceth-10, Octadecyl Di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Gluconate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Chlorphenesin, Glycerin, Squalene, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Buteth-3, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Phytosterols, Tributyl Citrate.
- Vitamin C (3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) [5%]
- Vitamin E (Tocotrienols & Tocopherol)
- 10 Skin Activating Extract (Tiger Grass, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Japanese Knotweed, Baikal Skullcap, Green Tea, Licorice, Sage, Matricaria and Rosemary)
- Ferulic Acid
Ruruberry also included Ferulic Acid in their formula to help boost the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C. Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is Vitamin C derivatives which is more stable to oxidization and less stinging.
About the Packaging
The Ruruberry serum comes in a dark bottle with a dropper. The opaque bottle prevents the content from oxidizing. But once you open the bottle, the content still can degrade from time to time. Therefore, be sure to use your Vitamin C serum within the PAO.
It is important to keep your Vitamin C carefully. Some people stored it in fridge to keep its freshness, some keep in dark box far from light source.
What Ruruberry Serum did to my skin?
I think I have tried 2-3 bottles of Vitamin C serum this year. All are pleasant! Interestingly, this serum is very unique in texture. The texture is yellowish in colour and smells like a combination of citrus and zinc. Serum drop looks thick and tacky. The tacky texture left skin feels very soft and silky once it is fully absorbed. No tackiness left behind.
I wasn’t expecting anything because I only used it 3x only within 2 weeks of trial period. Even though, I think this product is worth trying. I noticed it slightly lighten my acne scars and it also makes my skin looks brighter. I believe with prolong usage this serum can deliver better. It doesn’t sting on cheeks makes me feel safe using it for the first time. However, I experienced a very slight sting when applied on chin area (my skin is thinner there). However, it didn’t bother me much. The sensation fades away after 3 seconds.
It’s not easy to find a good vitamin C serum which is wallet-friendly. This one delivers well. It’s not only high in antioxidant, fights free radicals that causes skin aging, but also promotes collagen production. It’s very good!
Note: I have a sensitive, oily and dehydrated skin
Recommended to: All Skin type (skin concern: dullness/scars/dark spots)
Price: RM49 30ml
Where to buy: The Pastels Shop