Remember a few weeks ago I crowned myself the queen of Vitamin C serums? Well, I’m adding another jewel to the crown with Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum.
There are a zillion vitamin C serums on the market now. They certainly have taken the skincare world by storm. I’ve had good luck with all of the vitamin C serums I’ve tried so far. They brighten my skin, fade my dark spots a bit, and help with my major concern: collagen production to keep my skin tighter and firmer.
So how to choose?
The differences among the brands seem to be in the packaging, the ingredients and the aesthetics of the serum itself. Determine what’s important to you, and go from there.
Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum wins the competition in terms of:
- origin of the ingredients.
Kleem’s serum comes in an aluminum pump bottle which I believe is a plus. I prefer the opaque pump bottle to the amber glass bottles and droppers of other brands I’ve tried because I don’t have to be concerned about dropping and breaking the bottle if my hands are wet from washing my face (I have a ceramic tile floor in the bathroom), and it protects the efficacy of the ingredients including the vitamin C itself. When I pump Kleem Vitamin C Serum, I pump it into my cupped hand to prevent the serum from splattering. Two pumps covers my face and neck.
Next, the ingredients used in Kleem’s Vitamin C Serum are 98% naturally derived and 72% organic. If you tend to look for organic products especially in skincare, this brand may be the right one for you.
The serum itself is lightweight: the first ingredient on the list is water. That makes Kleem’s Vitamin C Serum a good choice for those with oily or even combination skin. Other brands have a glycerin-based serum which could feel too heavy for some women.
Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum contains hyaluronic acid to help skin stay hydrated, and it has a long list of plant-based anti-oxidants:
When I’ve reviewed vitamin C serums in the past, some readers have asked about the scent. Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum has a scent that I would describe as “herbal”. The scent disappears as soon as you put it on. Some of you may recognize it as a typical “vitamin C serum aroma”. I asked the owners of Kleem about the scent. I was told that it is due to the combination of witch hazel (great for moisturizing, fighting wrinkles and for treating eczema and psoriasis) and ferulic acid (this plant anti-oxidant is important in helping to stabilize ingredients vitamin C and E). Nevertheless, the owner told me that “the lab is currently working on a formulation whereby they keep the same ingredients but combine them in a different order. This is diminishing the distinctive aroma. We are now actually able to add some sweet orange oil to our product.” In a few weeks, Kleem Vitamin C Serum with a light orange scent will replace the current formulation. If that’s important to you, wait a couple of weeks before ordering. 😉 But I love the fact that the owners of the company are so responsive to consumer concerns!
Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum is sold on Amazon for $19.99. It is made in the U.S., contains 1 fl. oz./30 ml, and it is cruelty-free. Check it out!