Saturday, May 12, 2007


I've been using Laboratoire Remède super c serum for over two months. I absolutely love it, but I'm not sure that I'm going to buy a new bottle once I run out. The reason is the packaging, not the product itself.

Let's start with the good: It works.

This serum lives up to the promise of brightening the complexion and improving skin texture. While my trio of freckles/sun spot is still there, they have visibly faded, together with a couple of other questionable areas. Those parts of my skin that needed to be brighter have become so, while the rest of my face has also improved (though it was in a very good shape to begin with).

The serum I used before, Vinoperfect Radiance Serum by Caudalie was nice and could also multitask as a very light moisturizer (great for an oily complexion and/or on a humid summer day). The Remede serum is much more active and requires extra moisturizing, especially for the dryer parts of my face. I actually felt a slight tightening when first started using it, so a good face cream is definitely a must over this product. It absorbs quickly and cooperates nicely with my beloved Secret de Vie, so I couldn't be happier.

The problem is that the bottle and its pump are very poorly made. The base of the pump started leaking after a few weeks of use. It squirts the serum from all around the plastic cap and from the moving part of the pump, resulting in product waste and in ugly brown stains on my pajamas and nighties. I'm not amused.

Of course, there's a chance that I bought a random bad volcano bottle, but it still makes me more inclined to try a different serum next and not to subject myself to another round of squirt-curse-wipe.

3 comments:

  1. Hi, honey !

    You might like Ph Advantage's Serum, which has stabilized 25% Vit. C; it is very like the Remede, without the mess...

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  2. If you are interested in a Vitamin C serum- MD SKINCARE just came out with a new one. It goes by the name Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Serum. I love everything about this product. I strongly recomend trying it out.

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  3. I'm still using this serum while I can find an odd bottle here and there, and as we come to the end of production of the (much beloved) Super C Serum, I'm eyeing the new Double Intensive Serum nervously. Amongst the gauntlet of Vitamin C serums that produce 'some flaking' and require 'time to adjust'I'm trying to find something to replace this product (and thanks to the two commenters above - I'll be looking into those). I'm a little sceptical about the list on the Double Intensive Serum that states it contains only 10% vitamin c. I wonder if it's effective?

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