You don’t use vitamin C in your skincare routines? This antioxidant has wonderful properties: it protects you from UV damage, prevents blemishes and brightens your skin. Check my review from the NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic 30% Network (ELAN) to see if it’s what your skin needs, how to use it and where to find it!
Hello! Today I have a new review for you, especifically I’m going to talk about another product from one of my favorite brands: NIOD. I already told you about two other serums from this brand that were great discoveries for me: CAIS 2 and NAAP. Do you want to know what I think about this ELAN? Keep reading!
PRODUCT: ETHYLATED L-ASCORBIC 30% NETWORK (ELAN)
SKIN TYPE: ALL
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
As I was saying, NIOD is one of my favorite skincare brands for several reasons: its aesthetics are impeccable, its products have avant-garde and very effective formulas, their science-based approach to skincare, etc.
In previous articles I told you about two of their serums, especifically a copper peptide solution that works wonders by improving wrinkles and fine lines (about which you can read more here) and a formula designed to improve skin tone and texture in a gentle way (here you can read its review).
In this case, the product I am going to talk about is a serum developed from a derivative of vitamin C. In other articles I have told you about this ingredient and everything it can do for us, it is a fantastic antioxidant that, in addition to helping us prevent damage caused by free radicals to our collagen fibers (which you already know are responsible of keeping our skin firm), it also allows us to improve our skin’s tone, texture and brightening.
As I was saying, this serum incorporates a powerful vitamin C derivative to give us these results: ethyl ascorbic acid. Furthermore, in its short list of ingredients we can also find superoxide dismutase, an enzyme with important antioxidant properties. This serum does not include perfumes or essential oils among its ingredients.
The texture of this serum seems slightly oily, since it does not contain water in its composition, although that sensation disappears after a few seconds, leaving a flawless finish. You don’t need a lot of product to properly spread it all over your face.
Assessing the results provided by this serum is complicated. After several months using it, I have noticed a general improvement on my skin, although I am not sure if I can directly attribute it to this product or to the rest of the changes I have made in my routine. As I have mentioned in other cases, it is often difficult to assess the results that antioxidants provide, since their effectiveness is, in a way, silent. Regarding its potential to reduce spots, I have not observed any change in some small spots that I have, so in that area it has not provided me with everything I was looking for. As I still have part of the product, I will continue to use it and I will tell you about the possible changes that I notice over time.
I’m not sure if I will buy this serum again. I have already mentioned that I really like vitamin C, so I always try to try new products to find out how they work and if they can adjust to my skincare needs. If you are looking for a vitamin C serum and you have not found yours yet, here you can see a comparison in which I speak of many of them.
HOW TO USE:
This serum should be used exclusively in your night routines, after cleansing and your toner. For me, about four drops of product are enough. Massage it gently and then finish your skincare routine with your favorite moisturizer. Do not forget to use sunscreen in the morning.
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
Do you usually use vitamin C in your skincare routines? What is your favorite vitamin C serum? Have you tried this one? Tell me in the comment section!
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