Giveaway: Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum


Many years ago when I was in college in New York, I somehow got a certificate for a free facial at a salon in midtown. The esthetician (or “saleswoman” might be more appropriate) scared the living daylights out of me. In an effort to sign me up for a series of facial skincare treatments, she told me I had the kind of skin that would look old before its time if I didn’t take care of it “correctly” starting immediately. At age 21, I had just about perfect skin. No acne, just pretty fair skin with a couple of freckles on my nose.

She made me so angry. Needless to say, I did not sign up for treatments at the salon. I never went back to that salon again. Instead, I eventually found my beloved Georgette Klinger Salon where the Eastern European estheticians told me that I had beautiful skin and they could show me how to take care of it. Sold. I became a lifelong client till the business folded a few years ago.

But the good news is I started taking care of my skin young, and I’ve kept at it (all except for those mishaps with baby oil at the beach). And I haven’t stopped trying to slow the hands of time even now that I’m solidly middle-aged.

In fact, I’ve been on a facial skincare mission over the past several months, two missions actually:

  • to boost my collagen level
  • to lighten the dark spots from sun damage.

To that end, I’ve been taking NeoCell collagen supplements and using a retinol cream (I’ll review that soon). My skin seems somewhat firmer. The dark spots have lightened a little to a lot depending on which spot we’re talking about, lol!

Back in November, I introduced you to Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s still my favorite hyaluronic acid serum, and I’m still using it. Cosmedica Skincare donated two bottles of the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for a giveaway on Never Say Die Beauty, and they are doing it again! But this time, they are giving away Vitamin C Serum.

Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum

         

Let me tell you about Vitamin C and Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum, the new weapon in my skincare arsenal. Though I have seen results from the supplements and the retinol cream, I was delighted to add Vitamin C Serum from Cosmedica to my regimen to boost the results.

Vitamin C in skincare products has been getting a lot of good press lately because it has been shown to have real, measurable effects – both in the laboratory as well as on real people – in repairing damage to skin.

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Twenty years ago, a Duke University scientist showed that a form of vitamin C reversed UVB damage when applied to the backs of hairless pigs. That research presented evidence that sun damage could be reversed with the topical application of vitamin C. Great news for silly girls like me who spent too much time in the sun without sunscreen!

Here’s what vitamin C can actually do for your skin:

  • Protect skin from free radicals and UV damage (from both UVA and UVB rays though do not give up your sunscreen!)
  • Improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by brightening the skin
  • Strengthen skin’s barrier
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote collagen production
  • Decrease hyperpigmentation
  • Boost the effectiveness of sunscreen active ingredients.

Wow, with all those benefits, everyone should have a vitamin C product in their facial skincare routine.

Vitamin C Serum from Cosmedica contains the maximum amount of vitamin C – 20% – and in addition, it contains vitamin E, another skin-loving antioxidant plus hyaluronic acid to help your skin strengthen its moisture barrier. The three key ingredients work together for better efficacy and absorption into the skin.

Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum

I’m happy that now I can continue to get the benefits of hyaluronic acid while helping to lighten my dark spots and brighten the overall appearance of my skin. In fact, just applying the Vitamin C Serum gives my skin an instant brightness and glow!

Vitamin C Serum, one ounce/30 ml, comes in an opaque brown glass bottle with a dropper to protect the stability and effectiveness of the ingredients.

Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum

It has a noticeable herbal scent in the bottle that disappears when you apply it that is a result of the combination of vitamin C and witch hazel, a natural ingredient that is a wonderful and gentle toner. In addition, Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum:

  • Is safe for all skin types (I have sensitive skin, and I love this serum!)
  • Does not contain parabens or alcohol
  • Is 98% Natural, 72% Organic
  • Is FDA approved and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified
  • Is cruelty-free
  • Is made in USA
  • Has a 30 day money-back guarantee.

I apply a few drops into the palm of my hands, warm it up with my other hand, and pat the serum into my skin. After it dries, I apply my moisturizer or sometimes I apply another serum for a different purpose (e.g. anti-wrinkle) on top of the Vitamin C Serum and follow up with my moisturizer. I use it twice a day.

Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hamamelis Virginiana, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis, Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis, Pelargonium Gravolens, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

Check out the Cosmedica Skincare website for additional details and reviews on this great product and to see the complete Cosmedica Skincare product line. When I visited the site recently, it offered me a 15% off discount code! Yes! Cosmedica Skincare is also available on Amazon.

Giveaway Rules

For the Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum Giveaway, there will be 2 winners! Woo hoo!

This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law. Even if you’ve won a giveaway on NSDB, feel free to enter this one.

Please leave a comment on the blog about why you’d like to win the Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum. The comment about the Vitamin C Serum is mandatory. When you leave a comment, no duplicates please, ie don’t just copy what someone else wrote. ;)

One entry per household, please.

I’m going to use Rafflecopter again for the entries. It’s pretty easy to use, but it can be a little tricky. Basically, you just click the options and follow the instructions. Once you leave your Comment, go to the Rafflecopter widget below and get credit for the Comment that you left. You must leave your comment on this particular blogpost.

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Thanks for entering, don’t forget to tell your friends, and GOOD LUCK! 

180 thoughts on “Giveaway: Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum

  1. Bonjour Allison, I would have loved to have been able to enter this contest as that serum sounds like an absolute dream. Thanks for the great review. Aurevoir!!! xoxoxo

    • I’m so sorry, Nathalie. I asked the client about including Canada but I did not receive approval. I hope you will forgive me. It is a very good product at an affordable price point.

  2. Vitamin C is like a terrific product, It makes for aging skin look like it did years ago. I would love to win this because Vitamin C is hard to find near me and I love the fact that its more powerful with vitamin e which really is great for the skin too. I would love to see the benefits of a more powerful potent vitamin c and reverse some wrinkles I have from aging.
    natosha recently posted…SadeeStyle Beauty & Fashion Blog: Zarop Handbag GiveawayMy Profile

    • Yes! This is a wonderful serum, Natosha, and yes the vitamin E not only is good for skin but helps the vitamin C work better. Thank you for entering and good luck!

  3. I have been wanting to integrateVitamin C into my skincare regimen. I am looking to even out my skin color, plump up certain areas and add all the protection I can to my sensitive facial skin.

  4. This sounds similar to one I’m testing (of two) right now. Vitamin C serums are all the rage lol!! I am curious about the Retinol product you are testing too. I stopped using my rx retin A because it was too irritating. I’d love to find something more gentle!
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  5. I know I should be using Vit. C, but all the claims made by various brands leave me uncertain about which to try. I am eager to try this product because of your personal recommendation!

    • I’ve had good results from Cosmedica Skincare serums, Miriam. It is made according to the highest standards, and it contains the type of vitamin C that has been shown scientifically to give real results in reversing skin damage and preventing free radical damage. Thank you for entering and good luck!!

  6. What a thorough post, right down to the ingredients and how to use. I am very intrigued by what you have written about Vitamin C Serum from Cosmedica as I lived in the Carribean as a child and realize I’ve probably at a higher risk of sun damage than most. How soon did you notice the brightening affects on your own skin. I am concerned about the age spots. I can’t pass them off as the freckles I had as a child.

    Cheers,

    Sarah

    • Thanks so much for commenting and entering, Sarah! I had the same issue: my freckles are no longer just freckles! The brightening aspects of using a vitamin C serum were immediate for me. The lightening of the dark spots happens over time (meaning a couple of months) with continued use. I have been using a retinol product on my dark spots 3 times a week, and they have lightened quite a bit but not completely. I am hoping that the vitamin C will help things along. The fact that there has been scientific evidence to show the efficacy of vitamin C sealed the deal for me to start using it. Good luck in the giveaway :)

    • I think if I had been older…and bigger! …at the time, I would’ve, Noelle! She was such a jerk. Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum is a terrific product and it makes for a great giveaway, for sure!

  7. I like trying new cruelty free products and it’s nice to have that extra protection against UVA and UVB rays. In the past I wasn’t interested in serums, but since I tried the Beautiful AM Moisturizer I always look into other serums when I come upon blog posts like this one.

    • Thanks for coming back to comment! And thanks for pointing out to everyone that Cosmedica’s products are cruelty-free. And they are natural with a high percentage of organic ingredients as well. Yes, that extra protection against UVA/UVB is super important. Thanks for entering and good luck in the giveaway :)

  8. I too am “solidly middle-aged”. ;) I have been really bummed about losing the facial firmness of my youth. I avoid mirrors as often as I can. It seems no matter how hard I try to look nice I am only left disappointed because of the condition of my skin. Makeup doesn’t help hide the sag. I am really interested in something that promotes collagen production. I am taking the supplements but definitely need a booster shot. Because of your high praise for this product I am so curious to see what it could do for me. I might have to give this a whirl sometime. Thank you for the review.

    • Laura, I’m using it ‘coz I hope that it helps firm my skin and helps boost the retinol products I use to lighten my spots! I figure the more the merrier, lol. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  9. I think I may really need this hahaha……I swear I just noticed 2 dark spots that were NOT there a week ago! It’s like things are creeping up in the night, “that wasn’t there yesterday when I put on my makeup……”
    You ladies know what I’m talking about?!?!

    • Sharon, we all need this! But I know what you mean about ‘things creeping up in the night’, lol. Thank you for entering and good luck in the giveaway!

  10. Hi Allison,

    It looks like vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are the new revolution in skin care!
    I am also using skin care products from Unna Brennan ( British brand) and I am very happy with the results that I achieved :) I am glad that I stumbled upon a post about vitamin C! ( Will review these products in the near future ;) )
    Good luck for those participating in the giveaway!
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    • You’re right, Dima! They are the new dynamic duo, and I think that vitamin E which helps C work better is the silent partner. Didn’t you do a post on vitamin C a few weeks ago? Looking forward dot your review of Unna Brennan. I love to read about brands that are new to me!

  11. Ooooo I’m gonna enter this one on behalf of my mother. She generally takes a rather lackadaisical approach to skincare but I think this is a product she’d actually use in addition to her usual spf. Though I would be tempted to keep it for myself…. bad daughter! lol :D

    • It would be a great gift for your mom, Rach! Good daughter ;) This is a cinch to put on in the morning and before bed after cleansing. No big deal. She could do it! Thanks for entering on your mom’s behalf and good luck to you both!

    • Sometimes a serum and a cream can be very similar. In the case of the Cosmedica serum, it is truly a serum not a cream, lol. I’m glad your vitamin C serum is working, yay!

  12. I’m in middle age where the fine lines and discoloration of my skin needs help. The potency of Vitamin C sounds like it will really work and to have a recommendation is a plus after buying bottles of products that don’t work.

  13. I am almost 33 yo and I never had “bad” skin, no acne and pretty clear skin most of my life. Which means I never learned how to properly take care of it!! Now in my early 30′s I have noticed a dullness in my face and I would love to use this Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum to give me some youthful glowing skin back!

    • When you have good skin, Kristina, cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and using sunscreen are the basics of good skin care. And you’re probably already doing that! Adding a serum, especially one with Vitamins C and E and hyaluronic acid, should help brighten your skin and protect it from free radical and UVA/UVB damage. Thanks for entering and good luck in the giveaway.

  14. I have extremely sensitive skin and also have developed an allergy to UV rays. I am so scared about using different products on my skin for sun protection that I have not been using any at all. I want to try and reduce what damage I have done so far and start protecting myself better.

    • That’s awful, Shannon. I have sensitive skin as well, but not as bad as you report. Have you seen a dermatologist about it? You should. I have had no problem at all using Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum on my sensitive skin. But as you know, it is not a replacement for sunscreen. Thank you for entering and good luck in the giveaway :)

  15. I’m turning 40 this year (shhh!) so I’m starting to worry more about aging. I’d love to give this a try!

  16. I would love to win Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum because it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which have been increasing, and because it lifts away brown spots which have showing up, unfortunately. Thank you for this giveaway!!

  17. Now that my acne has(almost) cleared up-thanks middle age!- I am trying to achieve an even skin tone. I would love to try this.

  18. I’ve just discovered your blog. I’ve been searching for a Vitamin C product like this and want to try it. Thank you.

  19. I have heard awesome things on the vitamin c serums and with having sun damaged skin I think it would be awesome to try. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  20. Hi! I would like to win this serum for two reasons: 1. It sounds wonderful! and 2. My skin so needs a collagen boost. lol Thank-you for this giveaway!!

  21. I have been reading up on the Vitamin C oil for about a month now and it is one that I really really want to try.

  22. I would love to try this product because I need to start caring for my skin as I’ve neglected to do so in the past and this serum sounds like a very good product. Thanks!

  23. I have been wanting to work a vitamin C serum into my skincare regimen. I would especially like to even out my skin color from melasma.

    • I’m hoping the same thing, Shelley! I’ve been able to fade my dark spots and lose a couple with retinol and glycolic acid, but I’m hoping that the vitamin C serum will give those products a boost. Plus the protection against free radicals, UVA/UVB is important to me, too. Thank you for entering and good luck!

  24. I love anything with vitamin C in it. Vitamin C does wonders for my skin. I would love to get to try this because i love discovering and trying new skincare products. Thanks for the opportunity and making sure i got my comment entry.

    • Boo, thanks for commenting. Also, you are listed as having tweeted the giveaway, and I have no record of a tweet from you. Hope you’ll get to that too so I don’t have to delete that entry! Thanks for entering and good luck :)

  25. I’ve tried various creams, serums and exfoliating scrubs to wake up my dull, tired skin, and lighten my dark spots but nothing has really had much of a noticeable difference. Since having triplet girls almost three years ago, my skin has completely changed and not in a good way! I’m not coping with it very well. Lol. I’d love to give this a try and see what it can do.

    • With triplets, you probably just need about a month of uninterrupted sleep, Amanda! But Vitamin C Serum is definitely worth a try, plus it offers additional protection (in addition to your sunscreen) for your skin from free radicals and UVA/UVB. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  26. I would like to try the vitamin c serum to help with my sun damaged skin. I have pigmented places that I would love to be diminished. I like that it has a 30 day money back offer as well.

    • I’m hoping it will help lighten my hyperpigmentation/sun damage, too, Christy. And I agree, having the guarantee is great. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck!

    • It’ s very good serum, Beauty or Something! And vitamin C really is something we should all be using. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck :)

  27. I would like to win, because I am always looking for new skincare items that don’t dry out my skin. I feel like Vitamin C could do my skin some good.

    • Vitamin C, E & hyaluronic acid are great ingredients and this serum would definitely be worth adding to your skincare routine. Thanks Julie for entering. Good luck!

  28. I’d love to try this. I have some dark spots I’d like to correct. I’ve never tried this brand, and I like that they’re cruelty free. I’m currently using a sample size of Paula’s Choice Resist C15, and I’d like to compare them.

  29. I have been wanting to try Vitamin C skin serum for dark spots and wrinkles. Sounds like a wonderful product! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. i want to win because i love trying out new beauty products. i would love to try this on my face to help it during the summer of my dry skin my face always gets a little dry when im out in the sun

  31. I have dreadful dark marks underneath my eyes (thanks, mom!) and have heard quite a few rave reviews about vitamin c serums for that purpose, so I’d love to give it a go!

    • I haven’t heard about vitamin C affecting dark circles but that’s great to learn, Sarah, that it may help with those too! Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck!

  32. Aloha Friend. First of all I’d like to thank you for the chance to win this! I’d like to win because it brightens your skin & it cruelty free..(very important to me!

  33. I am always looking for new products that will help my skin. I would love to try this new skincare product.

  34. I would like to win this for my husband. He has lots of the brown spots and I think/ hope this would help him.

  35. I’d love to win it because I’ve heard so much about what vitamin C can do for your skin and I’d like to try for myself!

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