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107 Soseo VINBIOME Vitamin C Serum Review
This is a sponsored post with affiliate links. Product provided by Be Mused Korea.
My morning routines are super basic - a water rinse (or toner pad), vitamin C, and sunscreen. Most dermatologists and aestheticians agree that adding vitamin C to the morning routine can help fight free radicals and make sunscreen more effective.
107 beauty is a lovely brand - they make one of my favorite moisturizers (review here), and I’m also currently using their cleanser (review here). Of course I had to try 107 Soseo Vinbiome Vitamin C Serum. This is an antioxidant serum that promises to visibly brighten, firm, and hydrate the skin. The star ingredients are stabilized 15% vitamin C and the brand’s complex VinBiome™ plus ginseng, niacinamide, and green tea. A full list is provided at the end of the article. The serum is available on Be Mused Korea (save on any full priced items with code LUCY15).
How to use
Apply 2-3 drops to clean, dry skin in the morning and / or evening
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
For best results, use consistently for at least four weeks
One of the things that sets 107 products aside from everything else is the special vinegar. The VinBiome™ complex is made with 10-year premium black vinegar with over 45 micronutrients, vitamins, polyphenols, minerals, amino acids, peptides, and organic acids. When I first read about vinegar in 107 offerings, I was afraid it would be harsh or sting the skin - this isn’t the case. If I didn’t know aged vinegar was included, I wouldn’t have been able to tell - nothing smells like traditional vinegar and it doesn’t sting the skin.
107 Soseo Vitamin C serum has a somewhat thick, slippy consistency that may feel a little oily but isn’t greasy or sticky. I’m usually heavy handed with serums, but here 2-3 drops is all that’s needed. It is very easy to spread and feels like a luxurious mix of serum and light moisturizer all at once. I was applying too much at first, which makes it tacky, but now I have the process perfected and have no complaints. I do not notice any scent or color.
I like this serum, especially in the Fall and Winter, when the air is cold and dry. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, but it can still get dry to the point of flaking and itching. I often add an emulsion or a cream step to my morning routines once the weather gets cold. However, I don’t find myself needing that step while using 107 vitamin C. I apply it after my water rinse or the toner pad, gently massage it in, then let it sit for a little bit (just a minute or so) before finishing with SPF.
Most of my vitamin C serums have been watery and very light in feel, almost like having nothing on the skin at all. 107 beauty is different in a good way. It makes my skin glow without being greasy. Even after applying sunscreen (and most of mine are matte in finish), my face has a healthy radiance that I do not experience with other products.
It hasn’t quite been the four recommended weeks for me (but very close), yet I do notice brightening and the aforementioned glow. Not to mention that the texture of this product helps hide any flaking or dry areas of the face (especially when I overdo it with tret) but doesn’t overwhelm my oily t-zone. Win win win. This is on a pricier side, but with only 2-3 drops per use I expect it to last for many months. Another great product from 107 and another lovely curation from Be Mused Korea.
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107 Soseo VINBIOME Vitamin C Serum ingredients: Glycerin, Propanediol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid(15%), Lactobacillus Ferment, Water, Butylene Glycol, Arbutin, Vinegar, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Fructooligosaccharides, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Perilla Frutescens Extract, Niacinamide, Inulin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Potassium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Thiamine HCl, Pyridoxine, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Menadione, Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin, Inositol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 stearate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract