VITAMIN C+E SERUM ADVANCED FORMULA +

Vitamin C+E SERUM ADVANCED FORMULA +


Prevent | 15% Vitamin C | Photo-Aging Defense


Vitamin C+E Serum is a powerful combination of antioxidants combining active ingredient amounts of15% vitamin C (stabilized L-Ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid  which not only protects your skin from free-radical damage, but increases collagen synthesis and cell proliferation of protein fibers which improves the structural integrity within your skin.  Synergistic combinations of antioxidants provide an unsurpassed amount of photo-aging protection against the suns harmful rays (ultraviolet radiation).         


This potent treatment contains a high amount of antioxidants to shield the skins surface, creating a protective defense barrier against environmental pollutants, assaults, and aggressors which can lead to oxidative stress and premature skin aging.  Repairs and improves the appearance of photo damaged skin, blotchy skin types, and those experiencing uneven skin tones.  Treats by lightening age and brown spots, melasma, erythma (redness), hyperpigmentation, as it smoothes and softens fine lines and wrinkles. 


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Consistent use will boost the performance and effectiveness of each Cosmetic Skin Solutions product used in your daily skin care regimen.  It quickly absorbs to facilitate antioxidants and vitamins into the epidermis which provide protection above and below the skins surface.  Expected results are a significant improvement in skin symptoms and conditions for a brighter, more radiant, even toned, healthier and youthful looking complexion.   Results are cumulative with continued use.

Twice daily, apply 4 to 5 drops to face, neck, and décolleté avoiding the eyes.  For optimal results, and to boost preventative performance benefits and ultimate protection, use in a program embodying the entire Cosmetic Skin Solutions line which includes a hydrating gel, eye gel, and broad-spectrum sunscreen.  Please note:  If additional lightening is desired, Hydra B5 Gel can be substituted with Phyto Botanical Gel.

Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid):  An active form of Vitamin C occurs naturally in citrus fruits.  This potent water-soluble antioxidant protects skin from oxidative damages caused by the sun rays (UVA/UVB radiation).  It improves elasticity of skin by enhancing the production of collagen.  Helps diminish hyperpigmentation, erythma, and skin redness.  Helps render vitamin E more powerful.


Ferulic  Acid:  A powerful antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants.  This ingredient is predominantly effective at preventing sun damage.   Research studies demonstrate exposure to ultraviolet light actually increases the antioxidant capacity and efficacy of ferulic acid.  Blended synergistically with other antioxidants, ferulic acid renders vitamin C and vitamin E more powerful then when used alone.  Natural preventative capabilities of ferulic acid not only prevent premature signs of photo-aging, yet also prevent the formation of skin cancer. 


Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol):  This antioxidant functions to protect against the harmful effects of sun rays (UVA/UVB radiation) and reactive oxygen radicals.  Prevent oxidation by facilitating the removal of free-radical intermediates.  Helps boost the performance of your SPF.  Promotes epithelialization and enzyme activity for faster wound healing.  Helps render vitamin C more powerful. 


Hyaluronic Acid:  A naturally occurring polysaccharide responsible for tissue hydration and lubrication within the extra-cellular space of bodily tissues.  Immediate water-binding and water-attracting attributes fill void spaces between connective collagen and elastin fibers found within the dermal skin layer.  Capable of holding 500 times its own weight in water, this powerful moisturizer functions to retain water both above and below the skin surface to keep skin looking plumped, well hydrated, and voluptuous.   


Full Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, L-Ascorbic Acid (Topical Vitamin C), Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-23, Zinc Sulfate, Glycerol, Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, D-Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid.


How do I use this product in my daily skin care regimen?


Cosmetic Skin Solutions topical Vitamin C antioxidant serums are designed to be used in an effective layering method which will boost preventative performance benefits of each product for ultimate photo protection.


For optimal results, and to boost preventative performance benefits and ultimate protection, use in a program embodying the entire Cosmetic Skin Solutions line which includes a hydrating gel, eye gel, and broad-spectrum sunscreen.  Please note:  If additional lightening is desired, Hydra B5 Gel can be substituted with Phyto Botanical Gel.


How do antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid function to provide preventative benefits?


This fast-absorbing serum functions by the synergistic interaction of vitamin C and vitamin E, rendering each other more powerful when in formulation together.  Research studies conclude the addition of ferulic acid provides unmatched preventative benefits against premature signs of photo-aging. 

What skin type is this product best used for?


Vitamin C+E Serum is ideal for photo-aged or photo damaged skin.  Functions excellent for those with normal to dry, or even sensitive skin types, erythma or hyperpigmentation prone skin conditions.  Helps treat pre- and post- invasive or non-invasive skin procedures.


What benefit is there in having a 15% concentration of vitamin C?


A 15% concentration of Vitamin C is a substantial amount to be applied to the skin.  This high concentration will increase the antioxidant benefits of vitamin E and ferulic acid more abundantly, rendering them more powerful in formulation compared to if a lesser amount were used.    


How can I incorporate this product into my existing skin care regimen?


It is recommended for Vitamin C+E Serum to be used in a Cosmetic Skin Solutions skin care regimen.  This will boost preventative performance benefits to maximize the optimal results of each product.  For best results, consult your licensed skin care professional or specialist for a personalized regimen based on your individual needs.   


Does this product contain any parabens?  Has testing been conducted on animals?


No.  There are no parabens within the entire collection of Cosmetic Skin Solutions products’.  No testing has, or ever will be conducted on animals.  

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Customer Reviews
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Name:
elsa
Date:
07/22/2014
Review:
I have been using the vitamin c + e serum for several months and my skin glows more compared to using a more expensive brand before. I am satisfied.
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C.C
Date:
07/12/2014
Review:
This has quickly become my absolute favourite and most essential beauty product in my beauty skin regiment. I have previously used skinceutical equivalent and considering the price difference, I have now compeltely switched over to cosmeticskinsolutions, that I personally feel gives the same if not better results.
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Nicole W.
Date:
07/12/2014
Review:
Great product! I have used potent C serums in the past that did nothing but irritate and burn my skin, and others that were so weak they did nothing at all. This serum is amazing! No irritation right from the start, feels light and even moisturizing due to the hyaluronic acid I'm sure. I've been using it for two months now, and with my bottle half gone it has made a noticeable difference in the tone and texture of my skin. No irritation, no breakouts. I keep mine in the fridge to keep it fresh since it is hot and humid here, and I don't have AC! Still can't believe how good this is for such a low price. I still have some hyperpigmentation I am working on, using a combination of this and the Phyto gel, will continue to use both, I have heard that the two best things to use on your skin for anti-aging is a good antioxidant and retinol. Lucky for me CSS has great stuff that's affordable!
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Shirley
Date:
07/08/2014
Review:
Excellent product!! I have used this for 8-9 months now and my skin has never felt more alive! Recently I've added the Phyto Botanical Gel as well and so far, it is a great combination . My skin looks clear, fresh and moist. I love these products and would recommend them without hesitation!
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Jeannine M.
Date:
07/07/2014
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This product is awesome! I have been using it less than a month and I already see a vast improvement in the texture and tone of my skin. I have very sensitive acne prone skin and had some concerns about using a new product but so far the results are great! I highly recommend the C & E Ferulic Serum.
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Layla Q
Date:
05/16/2014
Review:
Excellent product... I can tell an immediate improvement in my skin & the more I use it the better my skin looks without makeup.
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Name:
Kristen
Date:
05/15/2014
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This serum made me fall in love with the brand. I have only been using it for a few days and I can already notice a difference. I have been using it every morning under the B5 gel and despite my oily skin, I haven't had any breakouts or irritations. Definitely something I will continue to purchase. I'm about to purchase the B5 gel and maybe the under eye gel because I am so impressed with this product I can't wait to try other products in this line.
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Debbie L
Date:
05/14/2014
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I have been using this product for 3 weeks and I have already seen a difference in the tone and texture of my skin. I have a nice healthy glow. My skin can be sensitive but myskin has adapted to it and I have no problems using every day.I would definitely recommend this product.
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Zaneta
Date:
05/09/2014
Review:
This serum is fantastic. I use it morning and as well as night serum and my face feel very refreshed. The great mix of ingredients. I will re-purchased. The service is perfect as well. I am so glad to discover Cosmetic Skin Solutions. Many thanks.
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Sarah
Date:
05/09/2014
Review:
I switched from skin ceuticals a couple years ago and love this product! I use the CE Advanced serum and B5 gel and eye serum in the AM and resurfacing serum at night, sometimes over the CE serum. My skin is always glowing. I get compliments all the time and people guess my age 10 years younger than my real age! I love the affordability of this product. My only concern is if I need to switch it up at all so my skin does not get used to it? When I'm out I can definitely tell a difference, my skin craves it!
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Susan
Date:
05/07/2014
Review:
Excellent product, haven been using it for 9 months and friends and family have notice my skin has improved a lot. I could see my pores have became much smaller. Highly recommend this product.
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Kimberly
Date:
04/23/2014
Review:
I've been using for a year and half. My skin has change dramatically- smooth, glowing and even toned. I'm hooked! Thank you CSS.
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Susan C
Date:
04/21/2014
Review:
Had a mole removed that left a massive scar on my arm. Started using this product to help heal and lighten the scare and loving the results!
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Vicky
Date:
04/08/2014
Review:
Have only been using CSS products for the last couple of months, but I've been really impressed. I used the 20% vit C, once finished I thought I would give this a try and it doesnt disappoint - gives me a similar glow but makes my skin feel even softer. Overall a great product. Also, the service from CSS is brilliant...thank you!
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Shirley
Date:
04/08/2014
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Love this product. I've been using it for 5 months and my skin has never felt better. Friends tell me I'm glowing and asked if I've been on holidays! I certainly will continue using it and have recommended to my friends.
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Aneta
Date:
04/05/2014
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I’ve been using vitamin C serum for about 2 years and must say CSS Vitamin C+E Serum is the best I’ve ever used! I use it every morning and I see great results. My skin is brighter, firmer and, I believe, very well protected from environmental pollutants and UV radiation. Great value for money as well. Will definitely keep repurchasing this one and after trying samples I’m planning to buy full sizes of other products. Well done CSS!
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Amy Wald
Date:
04/03/2014
Review:
Love this product! I have used a lot of vitamin c serums from Obagi to Skinceuticals and this one is just as good. Plus half the price and BEST of all no animal testing! Just proves an animal doesn't have to suffer to produce a great product!
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Janet C.
Date:
04/01/2014
Review:
I heard about this formula from a plastic surgeon and then discovered it at CSS. I have been using it for several years, and it really makes a difference. People guess me to be in my mid-50s, but I'm really 70. Love this product!
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Name:
Erik
Date:
03/31/2014
Review:
This is my second favorite product after Phytos Gel. I use both of them, one after the other, twice a day, in the morning and at nighttime. I have dark spots and acne scars from years pass and I can tell the difference in the look and skin tone after using this product for almost 5 years now. I get compliments all the time and people asking me what do I do to have such great skin. I recommend this product. A must try for anyone wanting to improve the look of their skin.
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Marisa O.
Date:
03/30/2014
Review:
I love this serum. I put this on a clean face followed by the Hydra B5 Gel and it provides a perfect surface to put make up on. Typical moisturizers leave me greasy but these serums never do. I also love that there are no fragrances added!
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Name:
ania poland
Date:
03/27/2014
Review:
it is one of the best oxidiants on the market, like Ferulic serum SC but for better price. I use it everyday followed by B5 serum and they both work great on my skin
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Name:
StellaT
Date:
03/24/2014
Review:
Have tried this product out for the last week since receiving it and my skin is definitely brighter. Still early days but I like the result so far...
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Name:
Rob
Date:
03/24/2014
Review:
Been using CE Ferulic for about five years. I switched a couple years ago from the expense product to yours and have noticed better results with the CSS product. For my age my skin looks much younger than my age. I appreciate the promptness and processing of my order and feel much more secure than buying through Amazon.
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Name:
S.
Date:
03/08/2014
Review:
I just want to tell you one thing: if you want beautiful skin USE THIS PRODUCT! I have been using this for over two years and the difference in my skin is astounding. I'm not one to brag about myself but I just want to get the point across: this product is outstanding. As a middle aged woman I started looking more refreshed and younger almost right away. My friends comment on how healthy I look. You know those ads that say just use such and such product and you can go without makeup BUT you never believed them because it wasn't true!? Well, with consistent use you will be able to do just that with this product. In fact, all the Cosmetic Skin Solutions products are just terrific. And Affordable!! I have never once been disappointed. Also, the customer service is just impeccable. If there is one product I can't go without it is this.
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Name:
John M
Date:
03/03/2014
Review:
I love the product. My wife says I am a product junkie but this is one product I keep coming back to.
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Name:
JM
Date:
03/03/2014
Review:
Excellent antioxidant serum! Gives me anti-aging and antioxidant benefits from the purest vitamin C form - LAA. It also provides some gentle exfoliation for my skin without drying it. Affordable price, always fresh and clear product, and prompt delivery. Highly recommend!
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Name:
annie
Date:
02/22/2014
Review:
I have purchased a more expensive product but love Cosmetic Skin Solutions the BEST not only for the product but the price!
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Name:
William
Date:
02/20/2014
Review:
The best Vitamin C product I've ever used on my face! It does wonders for the skin. You need to try this product!!
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Name:
Kristin
Date:
02/18/2014
Review:
I chose this serum because the formulation ensures the ingredients function as they should, and remain stable over the use of the product. Further, there are not unnecessary irritants, synthetic compounds or 'filler' ingredients, which are often detrimental to most skin types. Both efficacy and proper formulation (backed by science) are requirements when I choose any skin care product. I have very sensitive, fair skin, and found that this serum brightened my skin, did not cause any irritation after gradually adding to my skincare routine, and was an ideal companion to my daily SPF-moisturiser routine. I recommend storing the serum in the fridge to prolong shelf life. There is no reason to buy more expensive or similarly-formulated products from other name brands. This is all you need.
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Name:
Shona
Date:
02/18/2014
Review:
This is one of my favourite products ! I'm 44 and people always compliment me on my skin and I'm sure this is the reason - it's also a reasonably priced alternative to another brand. I've also tried the B hydrate and the Phloretin CF and couldn't ask for better products.
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Name:
Carrie
Date:
02/18/2014
Review:
Love this prodcut at a fraction of the price of comparable brands! I notice a difference in the overall quality of my skin when I use this product.
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Name:
Dana
Date:
02/18/2014
Review:
My dermatologist suggested adding a vitamin c product to my regimen. I'm not made of money though, and I went to Makeup Alley to find out what was affordable, but stable and the right Ph to actually work. Cosmetic Skin Solutions was the answer. This C + E serum has definitely improved the clarity, and the texture of my skin. I use it in the morning with the Resurfacing Serum and then use my sunscreen over them. I don't ever want to be without these products!
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Name:
Roz
Date:
02/16/2014
Review:
My skin loves this product, I have been using it now for 6 months and have definitely noticed a huge difference, my skin glows and has a better appearance. The price is great and quite reasonable compared to similar products with same ingredients, I am a big fan and have recommended this product to all my friends. My skin care regime is so easy I just use the C E and follow by Hydra B Gel both fabulous products.....Thanks Cosmetic Skin Solutions.
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Name:
jc
Date:
02/16/2014
Review:
Long time user of this product. I recommended to my friend. She asked both her esthetician and Dermatologist. Both said it was an excellent product. CSS customer service is also outstanding!
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Name:
Lisa
Date:
02/16/2014
Review:
This product is amazing! I used it in the am as it helps to keep my skin firm and bright.
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Name:
Bradford
Date:
02/14/2014
Review:
Amazing product ! After just a few weeks of use I could already start to see my fine lines reduced and months later drastically reduced. The potent ingredient combination of this serum will do wonders for your skin and won't irritate like many other vitamin c & e products do. The great price and non-toxic ingredients are an added bonus.
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Name:
serge scevenels
Date:
02/12/2014
Review:
this is just a great product. It is now 3 years I am regularly using it, and all my friends are very surprised of my good looking skin.
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Name:
mp
Date:
02/10/2014
Review:
The more expensive brand of Vitamin C&E serum irritates my skin, this brand does not. It costs so much less, is delivered quickly and is always fresh. In addition, it is more effective than all of the new and expensive products on the market. You can't go wrong with any of the CSS products.
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Name:
CL
Date:
02/09/2014
Review:
I heard of this company first through a skintalk forum and then from an esthetician friend. Ive used the Phloretin as well as the CE Serum and couldn't be happier with the results. Ive used Vitamin C serums from other brands and always come back to this one because the combination of the formula with the great customer service and the price point are all ideal. My skin likes it!
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Name:
matt
Date:
02/09/2014
Review:
this is my favorite serum, it protects from sun damage and it is very moisturizing. the vitamin c and e are good antioxidants
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Name:
CJ
Date:
02/07/2014
Review:
I have bought this serum 5 or 6 times already, because I absolutely LOVE it! It is exactly the same as the $100+ serum, but for way better value. I have found that it made my skin glow, made it brighter, and made it smoother. I use this every night and every morning. I use it in the morning as a an extra sunscreen under my liquid sunscreen, and I use it at night for its antioxidant properties.
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Name:
Toni W
Date:
02/07/2014
Review:
This is a fantastic product and such excellent value compared to other companies. It has really helped with my pigmentation and works well in protecting my skin from further sun damage.
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Name:
Melissa
Date:
02/05/2014
Review:
Wonderful vitamin C serum. Using it has really shown results. It is better than the more expensive serums. So glad I found this line of products!
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Name:
David
Date:
02/04/2014
Review:
I have used this product for over 4 years and would not be without it in my skincare regime. Amazing product with proven results. Can't be without it and living in Florida it is crucial.
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Name:
Mel
Date:
02/04/2014
Review:
I usually go to the dermatologist every 6 months to have my skin checked due to my high risk factors for skin cancer. I thought I would have a different pair of eyes look me over so I went to a plastic surgeon one time. While I was there I asked for recommendations for my face & neck (I don’t want to end up with turkey neck some day either). He recommended an expensive brand of C + E serum that was sold in his office. I didn’t buy it at that time because I wanted to think it over & do some research of my own.

I came across Cosmetic Skin Solutions while surfing the web; it was suggested on Skin Care Talk forum. The price was MUCH MORE reasonable than the well-known brand and the ingredients are similar. I can’t compare the two brands because I’ve never tried the other brand, but I can say that I am very pleased with the results of the Cosmetic Skin Solutions C + E Serum, Advanced Formula. The price is reasonable & the company offers discounts periodically. They also do not charge excessively high shipping fees. I have been purchasing this item for a few years now & plan to continue to do so in the future (provided the price doesn’t take a sharp turn upwards). I also find myself recommending it to others. I also found their customer service to be very helpful too.

(I thought I should add that the next time I went to my dermatologist for a skin check I saw advertisements for the more expensive brand. Hmmmm, other brand must be an ok product to use, but why spend more if you don’t have to ☺)
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Name:
classicbeauty
Date:
01/28/2014
Review:
This is an excellent product. It's comparable to some of the most expensive C serum on the market. I received my order very quickly and product looks very fresh out of the bottle. Thank you for such a wonderful product. I will definitely purchase again.
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Name:
Eksteresque
Date:
12/24/2013
Review:
This is a great product. i've used many different types of vitamin C- all of which were good but this has ferulic AND is far far less expensive than the 'leading' brand, and just as good. I get this sent to the UK and it always arrives really quick, without any hassle. Brilliant!
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Name:
Tiffanie
Date:
12/22/2013
Review:
My dermatologist recommended I use a vitamin c product since my skin doesn't tolerate retina A. He said an effective product should list vitamin c (15-20%) as one of the first three ingredients. After much research I found cosmetic skin solutions & I love this serum! It refreshes my skin and has helped improve my skin tone. In addition, the customer service from this company is top notch. I highly recommend this vitamin C serum!!!
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Alexandra
Date:
12/13/2013
Review:
best vitc + serum on the market and great price so all women can afford it -great job!
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Name:
Janet
Date:
12/12/2013
Review:
My Esthetician recommend this for me and I've been loving it. It gives my skin that "glow". The texture is not sticky like other serums and absorbs quickly. Highly recommend!
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Sarah uk
Date:
12/06/2013
Review:
Well this is the 3rd bottle I have bought after looking for a less expensive version of skinceuticals ferulic, absolutely spot on, in consistency , colour , smell and results. Keeping it in the fridge to delay oxidation. Just very pleased with delivery. CSS sell in the UK!
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Name:
Kelley
Date:
12/06/2013
Review:
I suffered from very bad breakout before, so I had quite a lot of spots, marks and scars on my face. My dermatologist recommended me to use more Viitamin C serum, after some research, I decided to give CCS a try. I am currently using both Vitmin C & E, follow by Phyto serum, absolutely love the results on me! I can even skip foundation nowadays, amazing!
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Name:
DaphneD
Date:
11/18/2013
Review:
I've used the name brand for years and loved it. When I was downsized from my job, I needed to find a low-cost substitute. I tried several before this Cosmetic Skin Solutions version. It's the best. From a user perspective, it's indistinguishable. All I want to do is stay 29 years old FOREVER. Rock and roll.
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Name:
Yvette
Date:
10/15/2013
Review:
I have been using Vitamin C+E SERUM ADVANCED FORMULA +
for the last 6 months and I can see it really works.
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Name:
Olga T
Date:
10/07/2013
Review:
Hi there,
I received my Vitamin C 20% Serum and it only took 10 days for shipping to Vancouver, Canada which is good. I was told by my Aesthetician-Laser Technician to start using a 20% C serum to complement a ILP & microdermabrasion procedure that I am about to start. They sell a very high end serum at the clinic for about $130Cnd. I am a very sceptical consumer of beauty products so; I decided to do some research on line. I found great comments at many forums on this product and even better information at Skin Solutions website. Let’s just say that I need facts before opening my wallet and even more to order something online but the information and price where really convincing.
Anyways, I have been using the serum for 5 days and it feels good; although I feel a bit awkward using the dropper that come with. The main improvement so far has been in my neck and hands that were quite tanned and dehydrated after a recent long road trip. I am really looking forward to get more benefits on my dark spots; I am 48 and I do not mind so much the wrinkles but the dark spots really boarders me. I do not use to many cosmetics and I a very careful about sun exposure and still, I have been getting dark spots for some time. If I knew before more about the power of high concentration vitamin C serums, I would have tried it before booking for ILP & microdermabrasion expensive procedures. Anyway, good luck to anyone trying this product as it appears to me, this is the answer to my prayers for aging skin.
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Name:
Zoe G.
Date:
10/05/2013
Review:
I am a long time use of SkinCeuticals C&E Ferulic. But over time, it has gone from $90 per bottle to over $150, just too much for my over burdened skincare budget. I asked my aesthetician friend Stacey if she could find me a suitable replacement and was thrilled with she turned me on to CSS! The ingredients in the two products are identical but the CSS version costs over $100 less. I have been very pleased with the quality and confidently recommend it to my friends. I plan to try the Hydrating B5 also as it is supposed to increase the efficacy of the serum and I need more hydration as the weather gets colder and dryer.
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Name:
ShiningStar77
Date:
10/04/2013
Review:
I recently became more serious about my skincare after a few hormonal flare-ups. The impending big ‘40’ also probably helped the process of realization along. I had previously used skinceuticals products, which I liked. Phloretin in particular really helped to clear up the remnants of a particularly bad breakout this summer. Whilst I found the Skinceuticals line to be very good, I also found their prices to be somewhat prohibitive. I was also not very impressed by how quickly my Phloretin oxidized. I purchased my phoretin at a reduced price on special offer and understood why 1 month later☹ Alas these were the days before I even understood what oxidization was. Anyway for me £150 for a product which, oxidised after 1 month was not realistic in the long run. This girl had to find a better plan….

Initially I considered the DIY route, however decided against it, as the cost of sourcing the actives from the US was again just as expensive as Skinceuticals in the long run, especially when shipping to the UK was taken into consideration. After much research on the Internet primarily through blogs, youtube reviews, skincare forums and amazon I came across CSS products and in particular the CSS Vitamin C+E serum. Being the reformed beauty junkie I decided to buy the introductory kit to get a feel for the products before getting the old credit card out in earnest. I really enjoyed using the trial sizes and recommend this kit as a starting point for anyone who is considering the CSS serums.

The CSS Vitamin C+E serum is very impressive and contains similar active ingredients to that other famous brand CE Ferulic, which costs over £100 in the UK. I did quite a lot of research on Vitamin C serums, as well as the efficacy of stabilised L-Ascorbic acid. I chose the CSS serum over the alternatives due to the formulation, pH of the product and and the active ingredients. I also found the reviews on amazon useful as I felt they were more likely to be more impartial.

I plan to purchase full sizes of the Hydra B5 Gel, UV cream, Resurfacing serum and Phyto Botanical serum next. Just need to convince my bank account to get on board!
My only gripes would be as follows:

1. Not as easy available for us EU sisters across the pond. Would be great to also be able to buy from Amazon in the UK so my supply could be potent and fresh and free of the threat of customs all year round.

2. It would be really great if this serum was sold in 7x mini vials as per the trial kit. This would allow for a fresh vial to be used every week. Alternatively an amber airless pump would be a great compromise. Please consider this suggestion in particular CSS ☺
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Name:
GF
Date:
09/21/2013
Review:
I will never use another product on my face again! My Mom gave me a sample of another company's vitamin C & E product to try and I was shocked at the results I got. When I went to order it online I was shocked again - at the price! Then I searched for an alternative and found Cosmetic Skin Solutions. I ordered the Advanced Vitamin C & E Serum and got the exact same results. Since then I've used several of their products and have been nothing but satisfied. The customer service is incredible! Great company, awesome products!
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Name:
Lisa
Date:
09/18/2013
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I have been using this product for a couple years and love it! The products are outstanding and the customer service is awesome! They are ever bit as effective as Skin Ceuticals. Not only is it a better bargain, they're made "fresh" and never come oxidized unlike SC.
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Holly
Date:
09/16/2013
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My dermatologist recommended C&E many years ago when you had to buy from them. Cost triple. Would not like to be without it. Use it with the Hydrating B. Thank you, CSS for providing a great product at reasonable prices.
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Denise
Date:
09/16/2013
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My skin looks great for half the price. I use to buy a very expensive brand which is not any better than this brand and I'm glad I no longer do.
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Vera
Date:
09/08/2013
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I just bought a second bottle and love the product! It helped to even my skin tone and I like the fact that it did not cause my rosacea skin to flare up. Very light texture which helps when using layers of products in order to meet the needs of my super sensitive skin. Will continue purchasing.
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Carol
Date:
09/03/2013
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I was looking for a more affordable product that was comparable to Skin Ceuticals when I found Cosmetic Skin Solutions. I love the products, customer service, fast shipment and the fact that they don't test on animals. I started with the sample kit then went to full sizes. I use C & E Ferulic in the morning followed by Hydra B5 Gel, then sunscreen. At night after cleansing I use Phyto Gel, then alternate every other night with the Resurfacing Serum or Retinol. All of Cosmetic Skin Solutions products are a pleasure to use and have helped improve my skin. Some people have an issue with the droppers, I find it's best to place the bottle towards the back of the bathroom counter when I'm using so as not to knock it over. I highly recommend Cosmetic Skin Solutions.
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Kate W
Date:
08/27/2013
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I love this product. Having travelled extensively when young and foolish with no suncream, my skin is horribly, horribly sun damaged. Recently I have started getting some weird looking freckles - consistent daily use of this has made some of them actually disappear. Amazing. I use it all over, not just on my face, and find it helps with scaly legs, and skin tone generally. Thank you CSS!
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Tina H
Date:
08/21/2013
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I believe in using Vitamin C and I am a believer of Brand names when it came skin care. I always look up reviews before I buy anything and I came across cosmetics skin solutions. They had a version of what I used at a lower price and with good reviews also. I tried it and from then on, I have used it and very happy with the results of radiant skin. I got the results I wanted and also saved some money. I've recommended it to my friends who also are now happy users.Why spend more when you can get the same great skin and save some money too.
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Mary C
Date:
08/19/2013
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I have been using Vit. C+E for years. This is a great product. I used a product from another co. that was much more expensive. This is a great value for the exact same product. I will not go without. I have gotten this product for friends and they like it as well.
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angela
Date:
08/18/2013
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I really like this product
so far. It doesn't clog pores and no breakouts unlike a more expensive brand I use to buy. It's great for dry skin and my skin feels smooth with a slight glow when I apply it!!
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Sophie Spector
Date:
08/14/2013
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These products are so effective. They come crystal clear, they do oxidize within a month or two of regular use but these are cheap enough to replace regularly. My advice is be very liberal with application so you don't have any left by the time it does oxidise. Results are somewhat miraculous. I think I will purchase this for the rest of my life.
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HMaz
Date:
08/13/2013
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Excellent product. I love how it feels on my skin and how it makes my skin look! Compared to other companies with similar products- this is a great value! Very pleased! I will be trying other products in your line!
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asn
Date:
08/06/2013
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I usually don write reviews. But im so excited after using this product . It gives my skin such a glow .my dull lifeless skin nw seem to be a dewy nd radiant appearance. Highly recommend this product for wonderful skin. I hv normal skin .no stinging .
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Dayana
Date:
07/30/2013
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I started using this stuff almost 2 months ago when I read that vitamin C & E combined have a powerful effect. However I never expected to get these results. I my skin looks glowy and awesome every morning when I wake up. It has evened out my skin tone and brighten (not lighten) my face. I have a natural glow all day long. My skin no longer looks dry or dull. I can't say enough about this stuff! It is just awesome!!!
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Jackie in NC
Date:
03/11/2013
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I got this product because a gal that does videos on YouTube highly recommended using C+E with ferulic. Her esthetician used it on her and she was liking how her skin was turning out with C+E and Hydragel B5. So I found the products and love them. I love how my skin feels and how my makeup goes on after using C+E and the hydragel.
I have recently bought the little sample box from here with seven CSS skin products in them and have been using them as well.
I like buying my skin care from here. They have been easy to work with and always answer my questions quickly. Generous with samples as well.
I was going to try the ones at skin ceuticals but the YouTube video lady compared them both and it seemed like getting them through CSS was the right thing. I don't regret it. I love that my skin is being taken care of by the right stuff. Since estheticians were using it for facials at salons, it seemed like it was preapproved and I didn't need to shop around much once I heard that it was used at those places. And the fact that the YouTube lady I watch recommended these, that pretty much sealed it for me.
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Emily
Date:
02/03/2013
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I ready love this serum. Compared to more expensive brands this is just as effective. I am back for a reorder and more product experience.
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Josiane
Date:
02/03/2013
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This is the best product I've ever used on my face. I didn't expect it to work that fast but with a couple of days, my skin was glowing. It also gives the skin a really smooth texture. Plus, it doesn't break me out! I also like the texture of the serum itself. It isn't oily and it absorbs into the skin fast. Will buy again.
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Claudia
Date:
02/02/2013
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I will order this product again. I really love it! It goes on smoothly and ever since I started using this product I noticed my skin tone has gotten fresher and brighter. I'm really satisfied with the results and so I will continue using the Vitamin C & E serum.
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Donna
Date:
01/07/2013
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Love this product! I've tried some of the more expensive brands and I have to say this formula in on par with the best of them. I'm on my 3rd bottle!
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Mary C.
Date:
01/03/2013
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I've been ordering from Cosmetic Skin Solutions for several years because they have great products and great customer service! Whenever I email with a question about a product, I always receive an immediate friendly response. I absolutely love their Vitamin C&E Serum that has ferulic acid! It is my favorite daily product that I never want to be without because it does so many beneficial things to my skin. (Tip: keep the serum in the refrig.) The prices are very reasonable, in fact, super reasonable when compared to another leading company that sells products with the same ingredients. I'm a very happy customer.
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Jenny S
Date:
11/14/2012
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I have to admit I don't have much of a "skin care" routine and didn't notice a huge difference on a day to day basis from using another brand. HOWEVER after use of this serum, I've had two very close friends (one an aestethican...or however you spell it)and asked what I was doing to my face. I've only been using it for a few days, but apparently, the difference is notable!
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Claudia
Date:
11/08/2012
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Very nice and perfect Vitamin C+E Serum, im from Germany and i bought from this shop. The products are perfect, my skin is soft and brighter.
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Cary
Date:
10/24/2012
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I am very pleased with Cosmetic Skin Solutions products. At my age, I have tried topical vitamin C's from another very expensive company which was triple the price. I am pleasantly surprised how my complexion has brightened with the use of this vitamin C serum. It is very reasonably priced and as an online buyer it was automatic in choosing this effective brand over the other more expensive. My skin has continued to have noticeable change- I've never received as many compliments. On top of that, great customer service!
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Titan
Date:
07/31/2012
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I was paying 150.00 for the same exact product, with a different label somewhere else....same awesome results. My skin is brighter and firmer since I made the switch. I am so happy I found this company!
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Sarah
Date:
06/29/2012
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Amazing results over night! I am almost 28 years old and decided it was time to really start taking care of my skin. My boyfriend just turned 40 and looks amazing... and here I am at 28 with fine lines around my eyes and laugh lines when I smile big! But other than that my skin looks pretty good. I don't get out too much in the sun... not because I don't want to but because working full time in front of a desk and being a mom doesn't allow for much sun bathing! So my skin had fairly even tone and no spots but I was amazed that this product made such a dramatic difference.

This product is amzaing... I used just 3-4 drops the first night. It felt great. It instantly made me skin feel smoother and looked much brighter. I went to bed and woke up with the softest skin. That morning I used it again right after the shower. It instantly tightens, smoothes the skin, and brightens.

I tend to have oily skin and breakouts and this seems to heal blemishes faster and didn't cause any breakouts.

I knows its $40 a bottle but you use so little and its a fraction what the other brands cost for the same product.

I am sold. I LOVE this stuff.

*****NOTE***** I have been using this product for roughly a month now. I use it every morning right after I get out of the shower. My skin looks so much brighter and smoother having added this to my skin care regimen. On the weekends, I find myself using this, my moisturizer/spf and a little of my smashbox primer instead of makeup and feel completely confident in my appearance. Its amazing how much my skin has improved without realizing it had that much room to improve! I also have noticed undery my eyes and my crows feet are much more smooth.
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Billie J
Date:
02/26/2012
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Outstanding product! I can not believe the difference it has made in my skin from the very first application. Combined with the gel it has smoothed lines and even out my skin tone. Usually I'm terribly lazy at skincare but with this the difference is so noticeable it has me hooked!
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Susan K.
Date:
01/11/2012
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Unreal. I have been using this for just over a week now and I can't believe how good my skin looks. Adding this to my routine has made such a difference! A great product at a human price. I am so glad I found this site.
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Kat T
Date:
01/10/2012
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After using a similar company's vitamin c (and other) products for years, I was so happy to discover the far more realistically priced Cosmetic Skin Solutions products. I was skeptical at first, but have been using the CE Ferulic along with the Hydrating B5 Gel and the Phyto for over a year, and have been quite happy with the quality of the products. CSS also has great customer service. It is easy to reach them by telephone or email, and the products are always well packaged and arrive promptly. Thank you Cosmetic Skin Solutions!
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Diane
Date:
12/24/2011
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I love Cosmetic Skin Solutions Vitamin C and E formula with ferulic, as I like how it keeps my skin tone and complexion even. All their other products are absolutely fabulous too!! I have been using them for awhile and I can't speak highly enough. I totally recommend Cosmetic Skin Solutions as your skin care regime.
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yvonne h.
Date:
11/08/2011
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I am taking the time to review the C and Ferulic Serum. I was skeptical at first to try it, I couldn't believe it would be as good as the higher priced serum. Was I ever wrong! This is wonderful, it does everything it says and more! I have good skin to begin with, but I have noticed better clarity, improvement in texture and very important to me, Firming and toning of my skin! I am a makeup artist and I truly believe that your makeup will only look as good as the canvas you put it on. If your skin is beautiful, you won't need as much makeup. This serum helps me look good and I don't ever want to be without it. Please don't ever stop making. Thank you! Oh, and my skin is sensitive, and I have not had any issues at all. Thanks again.
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Name:
andy
Date:
10/16/2011
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Great products. Since using this serum, my skin is very smooth and it has diminished redness I once had. It works very well with asian skin too!
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Skye
Date:
08/06/2011
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I have been in pursuit of a powerful antioxidant Vitamin C/E and Ferulic formulation to complete my regimen of Retin A and AHA use. All have been clinically proven to stimulate collagen and promote youthful, healthy skin and tone. I am so very happy I discovered Cosmetic Skin Solutions, LLC. I have been faithful in using their serum in the AM, followed by Hydarting B5 Serum, and I am completely satisfied with the results. I can visually notice a glow in skin tone, and perhaps some firming around the mouth area. This is truly an excellent treatment, and this company deserves many accolades.
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Sherri R
Date:
07/05/2011
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Received my C&E Ferulic Serum, and it is equivalent to Skin Ceuticals, but at a far better price! I love the efficacy of this formula, and will order again from Cosmetic Skin Solutions. Very pleased, and I Thank you.
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Heidi S
Date:
05/24/2011
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Excellent product, and good value compared to other companies. Staff are always friendly and helpful and get back to you promptly should you have any questions. This product is the secret age reducer and it does exactly what it says. However if you are new to vitamin c I would use this product every other day, once a day until your skin adjusts and then build up to daily, especially if you have sensitive skin.
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Jenny T.
Date:
03/16/2011
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My dermotologist recommended a Vitamin C antioxident to treat my skin conditions which consisted of pigmentation and melanin. I've been using the C and E Ferulic Serum for the last 4 weeks and I absolutely love it! I've noticed an improvement in the texture and the overall tone of my skin. I believe this serum will continue to improve my skin as I use it with the Hydrating B5. Thank you Cosmetic Skin Solutions for such a great product!
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