It might sound odd coming from a guy, but I LOVE serums! I think they’re so undervalued and easily one of the most pinnacle items in the post-shower beauty regime in order to keep your skin young and healthy. I now have the privilege of testing the first of three products by Asees Berri.
What Does It Include?
The main ingredients include magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and phellodendron amurense bark extract. Yep, quite a mouthful, so I’ll put that into a more readable format.
Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is basically a form of Vitamin C that you will often find in skincare products. This is a key ingredient for brightening the skin and helping reduce the signs of ageing.
Sodium ascorbyl phosphate can help to stimulate collagen production and has a high quantity of antioxidants.
The final one, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, is arguably the one people won’t be able to guess straight off the bat. This herbal extract has a strong history in traditional Chinese medicine. While it’s more moderate when it comes to antioxidant levels, its real strength is in the anti-inflammatory properties it boasts. It’s also anti-bacterial, helping you to deal with spot related issues.
How Do I Use It?
Firstly, make sure you’ve cleaned your hands. Then you want to cleanse your face, whether that’s with an oil or foam based cleanser is your choice.
Apply a small amount of Asees Berri Vitamin C Serum on your hand and gently rub it into your face and neck. Most people don’t rub it in for long enough, so I do recommend going for a good 10-20 seconds, but make sure to be very gentle, you don’t want to cause any form of irritation or redness.
Give it a minute or two and then rub in a moisturiser to help lock the moisture into the skin. It’s important you do the serum before the moisturiser, as the thickness of the moisturising cream will prevent the serum from penetrating the skin and will prevent it from getting the results you’re after.
Why Use A Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C holds an important role in the production of collagen. You’ve probably heard the word collagen a million times over, as it has quickly become a buzz term and ingredient, but there is also a lot of confusion and marketing around the subject. If you drink a collagen tea, you don’t magically have a higher amount of collagen in the skin. On the other hand, applying a Vitamin C serum can help with collagen production.
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity in the skin, therefore if you can increase the production of this magic skin saver, then your face should feel tighter and it should help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
The Vitamin C Serum can also help with oxidative stress from free radicals, with antioxidants in great supply. We face so many oxidative stresses on a daily basis, from air pollution to cigarette smoke, therefore we really can’t underestimate the benefit this will provide, especially if you live in a city with high levels of air pollution.
Where Can I Buy It From?
You can purchase the Asees Berri Vitamin C Serum from their website for £55. Whether you’re looking to promote even skin tone, help fade age pigmentation, hydrate and brighten your skin, increasing collage production or reduce redness, this is a great serum to add to your beauty regime.