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Minimalist Vitamin C Serum Review

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Today I am going to review Minimalist Vitamin C serum. I have tried so many vitamin C serums till date and I must say this one has made a place in my favourites list.


Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which helps in preventing free radical damage. It also helps in preventing early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles and boosts collagen synthesis. Vitamin C works great on acne marks sunspots and other types of hyperpigmentation.

It has also shown good results in the patients of melasma.

There are various forms of vitamin C which are available as over the counter serums. The most common ones are L-ascorbic acid, ethyl ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate.

Out of these L-ascorbic acid is the least stable form. If not stored properly it oxidizes very fast and renders the product ineffective.

Coming to Minimalist Vitamin C Serum product details.

This is a glow boosting serum which contains 10% ethyl ascorbic acid and 1% acetyl glucosamine as its key ingredient.

What does the product say ? (from the official website)

Made with stabilized Vitamin C derivative "Ethyl Ascorbic Acid" that has 86% pure Vitamin C content. That is much higher than 40-50% content present in other Vitamin C derivatives. At a pH ~ 4.0 it is highly stable and effective.

Made in Centella water to soothe & hydrate skin. Also contains 1% Acetyl Glucosamine (AG), an amino-monosaccharide (simple sugar) and a precursor of hyaluronic acid, that provides skin moisturization, boosts natural Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, and regulates natural exfoliation.

What comes out depends on what goes in. Formulated with high grade COS-VCE (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) by CosMol Korea, a leading global supplier.

Ingredients- 

Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Glycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pullulan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Lactic Acid.

Price-699 INR.

Shelf life after opening- 6 months.

Quantity- 30 ml.

Packaging- 

The product comes in a dark coloured glass bottle with a dropper.

Texture and consistency- 

The serum is clear and has a runny water like consistency. It spreads easily and absorbs within a few minutes. The serum does not leave any greasy residue on the skin.


Direction of usage- 

Apply 3-4 drops on cleansed face and neck. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be applied both during AM and PM.



My experience with the product- 

I always include a good vitamin C serum in my skincare regimen. The reason is it really works great on my skin and I have seen a lot of improvement in the texture of my skin since I started using them. I have a combination acne prone skin so I do get a few breakouts from time to time which leads to hyperpigmentation. Adding a good vitamin C serum helps in accelerating the reduction of appearance of dark spots on the skin. Minimalist vitamin C serum imparts a subtle glow to the skin immediately after application. It works well under makeup too. 

The main ingredient is 10% ethyl ascorbic acid which is a stable form of vitamin C making it suitable for all skin types. Acetyl glucosamine is a precursor of hyaluronic acid which promotes hyaluronic acid synthesis and helps in hydration and plumping the skin. It also reduces hyperpigmentation on the skin and promotes a healthy even toned complexion.

The serum helps in controlling sebum production. Minimalist vitamin C serum contains centella asiatica leaf water as the first ingredient which helps in soothing irritated skin and reduces inflammation. Vitamin C serums work really well with hyaluronic acid. I apply this serum every morning/evening depending on how my skin is feeling. It can be applied twice daily. Just remember to apply a good sunscreen during the morning to prevent any sun damage to your skin.  

Note- always do a patch test before using any new product. Don’t apply vitamin C serum in conjunction with retinoids, higher percentages of alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids to prevent irritation and excessive dryness of the skin. 

Pros- 

  • Good ingredient list.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Imparts a healthy glow.
  • Controls sebum production.
  • Didn't irritate my skin.
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation with regular usage.
  • Absorbs completely into the skin without leaving any greasy residue.
  • Contains centella asiatica leaf water.
  • Brightens complexion.
  • A little product goes a long way.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available. 
Cons:-
None for me.

Will I recommend it?

Yes !!

Purchase link, Use Coupon code POONAMWOIKE for 10% off - Minimalist Vitamin C serum 




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