Dr Brandt C Scription Brightening Serum is a new ultra-concentrated serum formulated with 20% vitamin C to visibly brighten, smooth and firm skin for a more youthful, healthy complexion.
Designed for all skin types, this vitamin C serum’s star ingredient is 20% THD Ascorbate which is proven to be more potent than L-Ascorbic acid (that’s used most commonly) as it penetrates deeper in the skin and have superior stability with less potential for irritation. 20% THD Ascorbate is the highest percentage known to be safe and effective for all skin types.
Full List of Ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, C9-12 Alkane, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Propanediol, Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hexylresorcinol, Ethyl Linoleate, Plankton Extract, Bioflavonoids, Glucose, Lecithin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Linalyl Acetate, Chlorogenic Acids, Sodium Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol.
20% THD-ASCORBATE: The gold standard of vitamin C ; oil-soluble, making it more compatible with ALL skin types for better and faster absorption.
4% HEXYLRESORCINOL COMPLEX: Brightens the appearance of dark spots by targeting 10 pathways of melanin production. As effective as 2% Hydroquinone
1% PLANKTON EXTRACT COMPLEX: Evens skin tone and reduces age spots thanks to its ability to intelligently detect excess melanin production without affecting normally pigmented skin.
These ingredients work together to synergistically brighten skin tone, fade dark spots and even out the complexion while boosting collagen production for firmer-looking skin with less-visible fine lines and wrinkles.
Texture-wise, Dr Brandt C Scription Brightening Serum has a lightweight milky consistency that has a silky feel going on the skin. The formula absorbs easily and quickly without being sticky or tacky, and leaves a slightly dewy finish.
It feels more moisturizing (yet not heavy) on my skin compared to other Vitamin C serums I’ve used. I have dry skin so I love how this serum also provides instant hydration in addition to its smoothing and brightening benefits!
I also like the light soothing scent of this serum and appreciate that it fades away soon after applying. Also, despite the high concentration of Vitamin C, I found this formula to be gentle on my skin and experienced no irritation or stinging.
As you probably know, any Vitamin C serum is best used in the daytime as it’s BFF’s with SPF! Vitamin C followed by sunscreen provides more complete protection than sunscreen alone. So, I have been using this serum in my morning routine before my moisturizer with SPF to maximize the benefits. 3-5 drops is all I need for my face and neck.
I’ve used the Dr. Brandt C Scription Brightening Serum for about 4 weeks now and have noticed slight lightening of dark spots on my left upper cheek (where I have the most discoloration!) I am hoping to see more improvement in the next few months with continued use of this serum.
Overall, Dr Brandt C Scription Brightening Serum is an excellent choice when it comes to a potent Vitamin C serum. Not only does it help treat the signs of existing damage (like dark spots, dull skin and fine lines), but also proactively protects skin from environmental stressors that cause premature aging.
There’s no denying that it’s pricy, but if you haven’t been able to find a gentle yet effective vitamin C serum with a pleasant texture, this one is worth the splurge! And a little bit goes a long way.