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Vitamin C Ester 15

Vitamin C Ester 15 - Perricone MD
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Vitamin C Ester 15 - Perricone MD
Harnessing the highest concentration of Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Vitamin C Ester, this night treatment promotes the look of brighter, firmer and smoother skin unveiling a visibly glowing, radiant complexion. Read More
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What It Is

Harnessing the highest concentration of Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Vitamin C Ester at 15%, this revolutionary night treatment promotes the look of brighter, firmer and smoother skin unveiling a visibly glowing, radiant complexion.

What It Does
  • Brightens skin for a more evened skin tone
  • Promotes the appearance of firmer and smoother skin.
  • Minimizes the appearance of discoloration unveiling an elegant radiance.
What To Expect

Due to the science and compounds used in our products the feel and scent may vary.

Texture

Cream

Consistency

Lightweight

Scent

Citrus

Consumer Results

After 7 Days:

85% agreed it helped support their skin’s structure for more resilient skin.

80% agreed their skin felt tighter, firmer and more toned.

83% agreed that their skin looked smoother.

80% agreed that this product helped fix the roughness of their skin.

78% agreed that this product helped fix the dullness of their skin and their skin appeared brighter.

Key Sciences

Vitamin C Ester: Supercharged Brightening & Smoothing

A more potent, highly stable and less irritating form of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester gives the appearance of collagen-rich skin by visibly smoothing, brightening and minimizing discoloration over time. Unlike traditional Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester is fat-soluble and easily absorbable for maximum antioxidant benefits.

Vitamin C Ester 15 Science

Ingredients

Vitamin C Ester: Supercharged Brightening & Smoothing

A more potent, highly stable and less irritating form of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester gives the appearance of collagen-rich skin by visibly smoothing, brightening and minimizing discoloration over time. Unlike traditional Vitamin C, Vitamin C Ester is fat-soluble and easily absorbable for maximum antioxidant benefits.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Fragrance/Parfum, Zinc Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linalool, Citral

Application

Application

In the evening, Dr. Perricone recommends applying small dots along forehead, cheeks and chin and smooth all over face. Follow with a Perricone MD moisturizer. The effect of Vitamin C Ester is immediately felt on the skin and often described as a tightening, drying sensation. This is normal given the high concentration of Vitamin C Ester contained in this treatment and will disappear moments after application.

Application Process

Area

Face

Amount

4 - 5 Small Dots

Frequency

1x / Day

Duration

8 Weeks

  1. After cleansing skin, squeeze 4-5 small dots nto fingertips.
  2. Apply 1 dot along forehead, cheeks and chin.
  3. Smooth all over face.
  4. Follow with a Perricone MD moisturizer.

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  • Q:

    Is Vitamin c ester 15 a pm treatment?
    Asked on 12/17/2015 by Mdd from Murfreesboro, tn

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Dr. Perricone recommends using the Vitamin C Ester 15 as a PM treatment to promote the look of brighter, firmer and smoother skin

      Answered on 2/8/2016 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How many tubes in one shipment? Enough for 1 Month? 6 weeks?
    Asked on 12/6/2015 by MsConni from Alpharetta, GA

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      Hi there. There are 4 tubes @ 10mL each. If using this product every evening - the package should last one-month.. One tube per week.

      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use Vitamin C Ester 15 with a retinol? Which should be applied first?
    Asked on 12/4/2015 by Tammyz from Ann Arbor, MI

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      thank you for your great question. I would recommend using the Retinol products separate from Vitamin C Ester 15...you can alternate them but it is best applying them separately.

      Answered on 12/10/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    May I use the product with Hight Potency Evening repair?
    Before it? Thank you
    Asked on 12/2/2015 by CristinaUsa from New york

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      Yes you may, you can apply a serum or a toner before the High Potency Evening Repair. Please note that this is a night time treatment only.

      Answered on 12/10/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can we use this product during the day before applying sunblock?
    Asked on 11/21/2015 by Vanessa

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      No, we do not recommend applying the Vitamin C Ester 15 in the AM, this is a PM treatment and should only be applied at night and a moisturizer should follow last.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 11/25/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I have had some of the Vitamin C Ester 15 for quite a while. How long would I be able to use it before it expires?
    Asked on 11/15/2015 by Priscilla from Los Angeles

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      All of Dr. Perricone's skin care products are good for up to 2 1/2 years from date of purchase and if you purchased the products in (2014) they are potent until 2016, if purchased this year (2015) they are potent until 2017.

      Have a nice day!

      Kindest regards,

      Answered on 11/16/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I have been using your products for about 45 days and am seeing results but I need your help, please. (A)Throughout the Perricone MD website there are discrepancies as to the sequence of applying products. This is true also with Vitamin C Ester 15. (B) Below is the "application" instructions for Vitamin C Ester 15, from your website today:

    1. ..cleanse skin
    2. Apply pea-size dots of Vitamin C Ester
    3. Using circular motions, spread
    4. ..follow with "Cold Plasma"


    (B) However, your Application Protocol PDF (also from your website) states that Vitamin C Ester 15 is to be applied #4-Treatments and Cold Plasma is to be applied #3-Cold Plasma.

    MY QUESTION: I don't mind spending money to get results, but there are multiple discrepancies. Do you, Perricone, know your products? Or, maybe it does not really matter? Other people have asked similar questions + the issue is never addressed. Maybe there are different views within the Perricone skin specialists as to the best order. Thx.
    Asked on 11/13/2015 by Lydia from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      Please accept my sincere apology for any confusion; there are so many products in our line and depending on the number of products you are using it can be quite overwhelming as well as confusing.

      There are five steps to following the Perricone regime and they are:

      1a. Cleanser
      1b. Treatment Mask
      2. Toner or Serum
      3. Exfoliant
      4. Treatment
      5. Moisturizer

      The Vitamin C Ester 15 (STEP 2) is serum/treatment and should always be applied before the Cold Plasma, then any other Perricone treatment would follow, and a moisturizer is applied last.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 11/16/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    How long does the 4 tubes last? If I do the replenish offer at every 90 days will it last that long ?
    Asked on 9/17/2015 by Kimmie from Bradenton for

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      If you apply the products as recommended the Vitamin C Ester 15 will last you 60 days; one tube will last 2 weeks.

      I recommend replenishing every 60 days.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 10/5/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    The instructions are to follow with moisturizer. Would I be able to use Evening Repair only on top of the Vitamin C Ester?
    Asked on 9/16/2015 by Ams

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      Yes, the High Potency Evening Repair can be applied over the Vitamin C Ester 15 and then follow with a moisturizer last.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Have a great day!

      Answered on 9/17/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    Can this product be used with Rosacea? Is this product gluten and soy free?
    Asked on 9/16/2015 by Debbie from Dallas, TX

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for your continued interest in Dr. Perricone's products.

      The Vitamin C Ester 15 is gluten free; however, it is not one of the treatments we typically recommend for rosacea.

      Here is what we recommend:

      High Potency Face Firming Activator
      Concentrated Restorative Treatment
      Cold Plasma

      I hope this is helpful.

      Have a great day!

      hIG

      Answered on 9/17/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
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Vitamin C Ester 15
 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Softens skin (12)
  • Smells great (10)
  • Soothes skin (9)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • Uneven skin tone (12)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (10)
  • Enlarged pores (6)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (9), Beauty expert (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (9), Normal (7), Oily (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE VERY BEST

I am 57 and have been using VCE15 for over a year now; it is a fantastic product! Apply a thin layer of VCE15 on cleansed and toned skin before Cold Plasma at...Read complete review

I am 57 and have been using VCE15 for over a year now; it is a fantastic product! Apply a thin layer of VCE15 on cleansed and toned skin before Cold Plasma at night. Avoid eye area and be sure to cover skin to the hair line and below the jaw line. I have noticed that VCE15 has lightened the dark spots on my face as well as brightening, smoothing and tightening and my skin. This is an easy product to use and has a pleasant citrus smell. I have normal/dry skin that can be sensitive. I worried this would be too drying for my skin (especially since I live in a very arid climate) but I found it very gentle. I totally love the results I've seen with my skin due to VCE15. I highly recommend this wonderful product!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

So disappointed : (

I'm very sorry to give this product a bad review because I had great expectations. The texture is great and it has a nice scent but everything else is disappointing. It does nothing for...Read complete review

I'm very sorry to give this product a bad review because I had great expectations. The texture is great and it has a nice scent but everything else is disappointing. It does nothing for my sun spots and when I finished my first tube I found the other 3 to be oxydized (very dark yellow) and a little bit dry. Definitely not worth 120USD. :(

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5.0

Absolutely works

By Len

from San Diego

Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

This product works well in clearing discoloration of your skin and have a nice smell

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
5.0

Use every day!

By SloLo

from Michigan

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

    Love how it evens out my pores and firms my skin!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Does wonders on my forehead.

    By AliciaC

    from Los Angeles CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

      Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

      This stuff is amazing on my forehead lines. Not as good as botox but I can see the results almost immediately.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love this product!

      By Beth

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

        This product has helped with fine lines around my eyes and has helped some with redness.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Have been using for several years

        By Carol

        from Roswell, Ga

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

          Great any where you want to use it....

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          5.0

          Excellent Results

          By Bovary

          from North Carolina

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

          I have used other prestige brands of Creams with vitamin C but these concentrated tubes provide by far the best results. My skin tone is much more even and brighter. I am 68. Find myseif always returning to the quality Perricone products.

          • Age:
          • 60+

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible.

          By TRoberts

          from Australia

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

              Terrible. And the service how get from this company is so bad. Don't buy.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Can't begin my after cleansing beauty routine without it!

              By Slolo

              from MI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

                I see an immediate lifting effect after each use-has faded my "freckles!"

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                I absolutely love this product and can't live without it!

                By Judy

                from Ogden, UT

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

                  I use this product twice daily and it really makes a difference in the texture and look of my skin

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  Brightens like no other!

                  By Sjewell

                  from Nor Cal

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Vitamin C Ester 15:

                    Nothing corrected my acne scarring like this product! Amazing!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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