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Bellflower Vitamin C Cream for Nutrition is made with ascorbyl glucoside, ascorbic acid, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to nourish and revitalize the skin. It’s available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) and Stylevana (discount code INF10KBH).
Bellflower advertises its products as free of artificial fragrances and colors, but let’s remember that it’s not the same as “fragrance free”. For example, this cream contains orange, grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon peel oils - all well known potential irritants for sensitive skin. I personally don’t have an issue with essential oils in skincare, but I don’t condone deceptive marketing of “free from artificial fragrance”, which implies that it’s somehow better or safer than artificially scented creams, when in fact essential oils can be terrible for sensitive skin.
How to use
Apply evenly at the end of your skincare routine
Gently pat in
Follow with SPF in the morning
The cream has a very light, gel-like texture and a pleasant, fresh, citrus scent. It absorbs almost instantly without stickiness. The tube is very small - 30ml - but each application doesn’t take a lot of product, because it’s very easy to spread in a thin layer.
Aside from somewhat iffy marketing, I like this cream. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry/normal everything else. Most days, I don’t need an extra moisturizer in the morning and just use SPF, but sometimes my skin needs a little more nourishment. Bellflower Vitamin C Cream is perfect for that. It adds just enough moisture to make a difference, but doesn’t pill or feel heavy at all. I prefer vitamin C serums as a vehicle for antioxidants, but a cream can be ok as well.
I enjoy the light texture and the refreshing scent, but I don’t think I would go out of my way to get this again. I’m not a fan of having so many potentially sensitizing essential oils in a product that is applied in the morning. So far, I haven’t had any issues, but long term skin can become sensitized, so I would rather steer clear in the future. It would be great if the brand reformulated, keeping the texture but taking out at least some of the essential oils.
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Bellflower Vitamin C Cream for Nutrition ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Arginine, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Glucoside(300 Ppm), Disodium Edta, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Zinc Pca, Ascorbic Acid(250 Ppm), Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Cynanchum Atr atum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(80 ppm), Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Hip pophae Rhamnoides Water