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Vitamin C Ester Serum

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Vitamin C Ester Serum - Perricone MD
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Vitamin C Ester Serum - Perricone MD
A multi-tasking brightening serum that delivers an instant boost of radiance while addressing uneven skin tone and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
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    What It Is

    Formulated with Dr. Perricone's proprietary Vitamin C Ester, this multi-tasking serum is designed for face, eyes, lips and proven to instantly boost skin’s radiance. The brightening serum addresses the appearance of uneven skin tone, improves clarity and reduces the look of wrinkles with an instant boost of luminosity for a brighter, glowing complexion. It also helps smooth crows feet around the eyes and tackles vertical lines on the lips, helping to keep lipstick from feathering.

    What It Does
    • Delivers a brighter, more radiant-looking complexion.
    • Promotes a more evened skin tone with improved clarity.
    • Provides an instant boost of luminosity and glow.
    What To Expect

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

    Texture

    Serum

    Consistency

    Lightweight

    Scent

    Citrus

    Consumer Results

    After 7 days of use:

    82% agreed that their skin appeared brighter and more radiant.

    86% agreed that this product instantly boosted their skin’s radiance.

    86% agreed the clarity of their skin had improved.

    After 4 weeks of use:

    93% agreed that their skin appeared brighter and more radiant.

    82% agreed that their sun damage and sun spots looked visibly reduced.

    91% agreed that their skin looked less dull and weathered.

    Key Sciences

    Vitamin C Ester

    Scientifically formulated to help brighten, firm and smooth the appearance of skin.

    Vitamin C Ester Serum Science

    Ingredients

    Vitamin C Ester

    A fat-soluble form of Vitamin C, it's the ideal therapy for sun-damaged skin as it minimizes discoloration and brightens its appearance.

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau,Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Squalane, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ferulic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Beta-Glucan, Fragrance/Parfum, Sorbitol, Limonene, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Disodium EDTA, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Linalool, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol

    Application

    Application

    Dr. Perricone recommends applying liberally to face and neck in the morning. Follow with a Perricone MD moisturizer.

    Application Process

    Area

    Face

    Amount

    2-3 Drops

    Frequency

    Once Per Day

    Duration

    8 Weeks

    1. Shake well before use.
    2. After cleansing skin, dispense 2 to 3 drops onto fingertips.
    3. Apply liberally over face and neck in the morning.
    4. Follow with a Perricone MD moisturizer.

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    • Q:

      What percentage of Vitamin C Ester is contained in this product?
      Asked on 12/3/2015 by Susan R.

      2 answers

      • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

        A:

        Hi there.
        It is a long-standing company policy that we cannot disclose the percentage of product ingredients, as this is proprietary information. Research has shown that it is not the concentration, but rather the combination of ingredients that determines a product's effectiveness.
        We are thankfully able to use higher percentages of Vitamin C without the potential for irritation as Dr. Perricone uses a patented form of Vitamin C - Vitamin C Ester which links a palm oil to L-ascorbic acid leaving this both fat/water soluble and less likely to irritate the skin.
        Hope this information is helpful

        Answered on 12/9/2015 by Anonymous
      • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

        A:

        Hi there.
        It is a long-standing company policy that we cannot disclose the percentage of product ingredients, as this is proprietary information. Research has shown that it is not the concentration, but rather the combination of ingredients that determines a product's effectiveness.
        We are thankfully able to use higher percentages of Vitamin C without the potential for irritation as Dr. Perricone uses a patented form of Vitamin C - Vitamin C Ester which links a palm oil to L-ascorbic acid leaving this both fat/water soluble and less likely to irritate the skin.
        Hope this information is helpful

        Answered on 12/9/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      In the past I would order the Vitamin C Ester Serum in a duo package with the Hyalo Plasma. Is this still available. Thank you
      Asked on 10/25/2015 by lulu from oregon

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

        Yes, we still have those products available in a package; you can find it on our website under the 'Exclusive Offers'.

        Have a nice day!

        Answered on 10/29/2015 by Perricone MD Customer Care Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      Are products such as these, with Vitamin C Ester effective on darker skin tones? I am bi-racial (half African)and want to be sure this will aid in diminishing dark spots/discoloration.
      Asked on 9/10/2015 by Julie from Washington DC

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Great question!

        Yes people of color can absolutely use our products!

        Many doctors believe that since African-American skin is thicker than Caucasian skin, it can withstand highly concentrated treatments. Dr. Perricone has found that although the top layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, may be more compact, this type of skin does not respond well to aggressive therapy. In fact, Dr.Perricone has found an increased inflammatory response that result in dark patches of discoloration from overly aggressive treatment. To avoid this problem, Dr Perricone recommend's gentle, non-irritating cleansers, serums and skin care products.

        I hope this is helpful.

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

      What percentage of vitamin C does this product contain?
      Asked on 8/4/2015 by Helena

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Great question!

        It is a long-standing company policy that we cannot disclose the percentage of product ingredients, as this is proprietary information. Research has shown that it is not the concentration , but rather the combination of ingredients that determines a product's effectiveness. We do list all ingredients on our website: www.perriconemd.com

        The active ingredients Dr. Perricone uses in his products are carefully combined with other ingredients to create the most effective products possible. The Alpha Lipoic Acid that Dr. Perricone uses in his products is exactly the same as the one produced by our bodies and therefore an incredibly concentrated and potent form. The DMAE is of the highest quality and is delivered by his patented NTP complex, allowing maximum penetration to the cells. The Vitamin C Ester is patented by Dr. Perricone and is fat and water soluble, giving benefits that outweigh Ascorbic Acid Concentrations.

        Keep in mind that all percentages are relative and easily manipulated since they correlate to the amount of other ingredients. I can assure you that Dr. Perricone has worked very hard to create a blend of ingredients that make the products more than the sum of their parts.

        Answered on 8/5/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Great question!

        It is a long-standing company policy that we cannot disclose the percentage of product ingredients, as this is proprietary information. Research has shown that it is not the concentration , but rather the combination of ingredients that determines a product's effectiveness. We do list all ingredients on our website: www.perriconemd.com

        The active ingredients Dr. Perricone uses in his products are carefully combined with other ingredients to create the most effective products possible. The Alpha Lipoic Acid that Dr. Perricone uses in his products is exactly the same as the one produced by our bodies and therefore an incredibly concentrated and potent form. The DMAE is of the highest quality and is delivered by his patented NTP complex, allowing maximum penetration to the cells. The Vitamin C Ester is patented by Dr. Perricone and is fat and water soluble, giving benefits that outweigh Ascorbic Acid Concentrations.

        Keep in mind that all percentages are relative and easily manipulated since they correlate to the amount of other ingredients. I can assure you that Dr. Perricone has worked very hard to create a blend of ingredients that make the products more than the sum of their parts.

        Answered on 8/5/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      Hi
      Will the Vitamin C Ester/Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum and Vitamin C 15 brighten my skin like making my tan fade away? Because I like to have a deeper tan and I would not like to lose it.
      Asked on 7/2/2015 by Liv17 from Switzerland

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Awesome question!

        The Vitamin C Ester 15, Vitamin C Ester Serum and Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum are serums that assist with diminishing dark spots, dark circles under the eye area; these serums also tighten and firm the skin; however, they will also lighten the skin tone and therefore lighten your tan.

        Answered on 7/31/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      Question about the order of product application. Do you use the Vitamin C serum before or after the High Potency Face Firming Activator? And then follow with the Face Finishing Moisturizer before applying make up in a morning routine?
      Asked on 6/24/2015 by Perricone Groupie from Seattle, WA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Great question!

        Yes, in the daytime the Vitamin C Ester Serum is applied first, then follow with the High Potency Face Firming Activator and the Face Finishing Moisturizer should be applied last.

        Answered on 7/31/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      What is the difference between the Vitamin C Ester Serum, and the Vitamin C 15% in the tube?
      Asked on 5/30/2015 by RB

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

        The Vitamin C Ester 15 is a stronger serum, it contains the highest concentration of Vitamin C Ester (15%).

        The Vitamin C Ester Serum also contains Vitamin C but a much lower percentage.

        I hope this is helpful.

        Answered on 6/1/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      I have read your protocol page and other Q&A and I see conflicting advice. This is what I have for morning use, please specify the order in which I use them. I was told that Plasma is alway first and now I see that's not the case. I am spending a fortune on these products and conflicting information is very frustrating!

      1.Nutritive Cleanser
      2. Toner (Not Perricone)
      3. Cold Plasma
      4. Hyalo Plasma
      5. Advanced ye Therapy
      6. Deep Crease Serum (on laugh lines only)
      7.Cold Plasma Eye Cream
      8. Photo Plasma

      and I just got the Vitamin C serum and Vitamin C Ester tubes.
      In the evening I apply Blue Plasma after non Perricone toner and then follow with Cold Plasma and so on.
      Asked on 3/27/2015 by kristina from toronto

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

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

        1. Cleanser
        2. Toner or Serum
        3. Exfoliant – (PM ONLY)
        4. Treatment
        5. Moisturizer

        Please see the below application protocol:

        1. Nutritive Cleanser
        2. Toner or Deep Crease Serum - (alternate no need to layer both)
        3. Cold Plasma
        4. Cold Plasma Eye or Advanced Eye Area Therapy - (alternate AM/PM)
        5. Hyalo Plasma
        6. Photo Plasma

        The Cold Plasma is always the very first Perricone treatment applied before any other Perricone treatment. I believe you may have been confusing treatments with serums/toners.

        I find it helpful if I think of applying the products from thinnest consistency to thickest, which means your serums are applied then follow with treatments and the moisturizer is always last.

        I hope this is helpful.

        Answered on 4/29/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      The Application Protocol shows that Vit C Ester Serum should follow the moisturizer application. I've always thought serums were supposed to precede anything heavier (both treatments and moisturizers). Not the case?
      Asked on 3/19/2015 by Laurie from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

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

        1. Cleanser
        2. Toner or Serum
        3. Exfoliant – (PM ONLY)
        4. Treatment
        5. Moisturizer

        The Vitamin C Ester Serum (Step 2) should be applied after cleansing then follow with your Perricone treatment and a moisturizer is always last.

        It is quite helpful to try and remember the application protocol as thinnest to thickest.

        We also have an Application Protocol Sheet listed on our website: www.perriconemd.com; simply click at the top of the page on Customer Service, and to the left you will see a drop down menu, click on "Application Protocol".

        I hope this is helpful.

        Answered on 4/29/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Q:

      Can this be used along with the vitamin c ester 15?
      Asked on 2/11/2015 by Nonni from Macon GA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, the Vitamin C Ester Serum is for day time use, and the Vitamin C Ester 15 is an evening treatment.

        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Anonymous
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    Vitamin C Ester Serum
     
    4.7

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Non-greasy (15)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Softens skin (11)
    • Smells great (8)
    • Soothes skin (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (14)
    • Uneven skin tone (11)
    • Fine lines/wrinkles (8)
    • Sensitive skin (6)
    • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
      • Skin Type:
      • Combination (8), Dry (5), Normal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My new Perricone favorite!

    The new vitamin c ester serum for the face is for daytime use and compliments the vitamin c ester 15 for nightime use. I find that using this product has brightened the dark circles...Read complete review

    The new vitamin c ester serum for the face is for daytime use and compliments the vitamin c ester 15 for nightime use. I find that using this product has brightened the dark circles under my eyes and evened out my skin tone. It is my new Perricone favorite!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what I expected

    I was really disappointed, thought after a few weeks of use I would see a slight improvement. I wasn't expecting miracles just a slight improvement. I would like a refund, please send me...Read complete review

    I was really disappointed, thought after a few weeks of use I would see a slight improvement. I wasn't expecting miracles just a slight improvement. I would like a refund, please send me the information on how to go about that.

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    5.0

    My complexion looks healthier

    By JBee

    from Washington DC

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

      Love this product. This is the second time I was asked to review this product? ?

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

      Soothing to skin

      By Na Ohana

      from Hawaii

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • The product uses up too quickly need larger size

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • It contributes to sun protection
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

      One of my favorite products because of its simplicity and healing properties. The downside is that no matter how cautious I am, the bottle
      accidentally gets knocked on its side while applying and precious product is lost. A flip top lid would help prevent that rather than a dropper

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

      My skin feels great and is imporving

      By Judy the naturalist

      from Washington DC

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

        A little while after applying, my skin feels enlivened almost like it is breathing. Also, my skin tone and texture has started to even out. I have been using this product for about a week.I really like it.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        1.0

        Not what I expected

        By Rindybar

        from Bethany, CT

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Not Effective
        • Not what I expected, would like a refund.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

          I was really disappointed, thought after a few weeks of use I would see a slight improvement. I wasn't expecting miracles just a slight improvement. I would like a refund, please send me the information on how to go about that.

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

          .HONESTLY, it really works!

          By Twerp

          from Oakland Ca.

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

              After 10 days my daughter kept saying my skin looked smother...both in texture and skin tone. She I did not know I was trying a new product.

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

              Perfect it feel working on the skin very good product

              By Start 4

              from California Monterey

              About Me Skin Care Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

                Everything that Dr Perricone it worked perfectly

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

                after third time applying, i am in love with C eater.

                By Yamole

                from Riverdale, NY

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

                  I USE IT ONCE A DAY IN THE MORNING, BEFORE APPLYING PHOTO PLAZMA BY PERRICONE AS WELL. PEOPLE ASK ME IF I HAD ANY WORK DONE TO MY FACE (:.

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

                  Works really fast

                  By alian

                  from New York

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

                    I could see a difference on my skin within a couple of weeks. I put it on every morning before my moisturizer and my face looks more youthful. All my products are Perricone, including cleanser, I have been using for years. This product had the quickest noticeable improvement from all I have used.

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

                    love this product

                    By Pat

                    from Austin TX

                    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 Serum:

                      I use this daily after cleansing and before using the face moisturizing tint

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

                      Wonderful skin-friendly product!

                      By Kris

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Vitamin C Ester Serum:

                        I use this product every morning before I apply any other treatments. It's light, soothing, and it is the perfect "prep" for whatever comes next.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 60+

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