Why Vitamin C:
I have used the first Vitamin C of my life in the form of Suganda Antioxidant serum. Vitamin C is a wonderful ingredient to address almost all types of skin issues like hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone, dull skin, under eye dark circles, sun damaged skin, wrinkles & many more. Vitamin C skin care products comes in many forms like water based, gel based, oil based etc in the form of face washes, toners, serums & moisturizers.
The ones which are most effective on the skin are in the form of toners and serums because toners are very light weight & goes deep into the skin cells to repair them & boosts collagen production.
This helps in preventing fine lines and wrinkles appearing on skin & ultimately evens out skin tone to provide a brightening & naturally glowing skin. (I am not refering to whitening at all :))
Suganda Antioxidant Serum Price:
Rs 1000 for 20 ml
Suganda antioxidant serum ingredients:
It has 10% Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (its a stable version of Vitamin C), Other than that it has other anti-oxidants like Gotu Kola extracts, Curcumin Extracts & Hyaluronic Acid for providing hydration.
It has Kashmiri Lavendar essential Oil which provides a mild fragrance to it. Other ingredients are Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprlyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin which are all skin friendly as per my research.
Suganda antioxidant serum Texture:
The texture of the serum is very light weight and like a watery gel (neither too thick nor too thin). It perfectly glides into the skin & doesnt overflow while applying.
The color of the serum differentiate from light brown to dark brown & which makes me really skeptic about this serum. As per brand claims the brown color is due to presence of plant extracts in it but when serum changes its color after 1 month it feels like it has oxidized but I am not really sure of that.
My experience with Suganda antioxidant serum:
1. I started using it in my night time initially and gradually moved to using it as a morning time serum. This serum doesnt feel irritated on skin at all.
2. In my initial one month, I used 2 drops of it with a gel moisturizer so that the Vit C active present in it doesnt break me out. It goes very well in such way and I didnt find my skin purging after including it in my skincare.
3. I didn’t observe any immediate skin improvement or brightening with it because I was using it with gel moisturizer & this way the actives takes time to show results. But its really important to let your skin give time to become used to actives instead of just expecting results from them immediately.
4. After using for 1 month, when I started including it standalone in my routine, I started observing a change in my skin which was not on a positive side much. My skin started appearing dark in color.
5. The serum is suitable to apply near eye area also as it is too gentle but I don’t think it helped me in showing changes in my dark circles ( I don’t have too much of dark circles though)
7. It really suited my oily skin in humid summers too & didnt feel sticky or suffocated on skin but my skin kept on appearing dull with it.
8. After a use of 2 months, I didn’t see much impressing results with it. My skin was breaking out too during that time but I am not sure if its due to this serum or because of their BHA serum.
9. This vitamin C serum didn’t help in treating the active acne or tiny bumps on my skin. Thus I didn’t feel like I have got an even textured skin with its usage.
10. It has lavendar EO in it which I feel didnt suit my skin and lead to a darker skin.
11. The serum changes its color in a month and you feel quite skeptic of using it bccause you feel like it has oxidized though brand doesn’t agree to that.
How to use:
For beginners: Post cleansing and tonning, mix 2-3 drops of it with a gel moisturizer and tap it on the face. Apply sunscreen above it if using in morning time. Please dont use it with AHA/BHA products in the same routine. I mostly used Vitamin C in morning & AHA/BHA products at night.
Though its safe to use with Niacinamide as told by the brand but I havent tried the both together to still avoid my skin purging
For mediators / experts: This can be used as a standalone product post tonning and 4-5 drops can be used in a single go as it absorbs into skin really well. This can also be layered easily with other skincare products before or above it.
My final thoughts and recommendation about Suganda antioxidant serum:
Using this serum as my first Vitamin C serum was really a bad experience and I didn’t find it nice for sensitive skin types. If you are not allergic to lavendar EO, u might see results with it after using it for 2 months but I am not really sure of that. My only grip is this serum standalone wont help with brightening skin or acne issues.
As per the ingredient list it appears to be a safe vitamin C serum to be used in morning to reduce the sun damage & protect your skin from tanning (providing you are using a sunscreen with it) but I won’t recommend it to any one because I didn’t like the formulation of the serum as it is failed to give any kind of results to me.
Post this serum, I tried another Vitamin C serum from Pure bubbles soapery & really liked it a lot. Do check out my review here for it.
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