Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Review
For the first time in years, vitamin C has become a constant part of my routine. I have been finishing one serum and moving to another, comparing and contrasting, looking for the next best thing.
My current vitamin C companion is Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. I received it as a gift, but it’s available on* Wishtrend (use code LUCY15 for a discount), YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT), Amazon, and eBay.
This Klairs serum contains stabilized vitamin C and promises to help with dead skin cells, enlarged pores, and dullness. I use it to address hyperpigmentation - freckles and a couple post-inflammatory spots.
How to use:
Apply a few drops to clean skin after toner
Lightly pat in
Follow with moisturizer
Someone with very sensitive skin may mix this with serum or moisturizer.
The serum is best kept in a cool, dark place. Even better if it’s refrigerated. I keep mine in the fridge inside of its original box. I have heard from people that this doesn’t oxidize quickly. Mine is still absolutely clear and I’ve been using it for about six weeks.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop has a slightly oily consistency. Only a few drops are needed for the whole face and that’s not an exaggeration - pouring more than needed will likely result in an oily feeling on the skin. When applied, the product warms up slightly. It’s not unpleasant, but I was surprised the first time I used it.
My skin is combination - some areas are dry, some are oily. I’ve had watery vitamin C toners, gel-like C serums, even a powder - but never a formula quite like this one. I tend to get heavy handed with products, using a little more than necessary, but here I stick to a few drops.
I use Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop every day in the morning, after a toner pad. Then I let it soak in a bit while getting dressed, and apply sunscreen (loving this Rovectin one).
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the oily consistency, but I am in love with what the serum does for my skin. I have a glow like I’ve never had before. It’s not shiny or oily, not greasy - it’s radiant. I look like I actually sleep eight hours a night and eat nothing but organic produce. The brand recommends using this product at night, especially before the Klairs vitamin E mask (review here). I tried that, but I prefer the morning route. Plus, vitamin C can boost the effectiveness of sunscreen.
In addition to the glow, I noticed improved and slightly more even skin tone. Fighting hyperpigmentation is a long term thing, there are no quick wins (at least not with at-home products). My most problematic spot is fading very slowly, but surely. I am going to continue using this product daily until it runs out, whenever that will be. It takes so little per use, that this is probably one of the most affordable vitamin C formulas on the market (no, I didn’t do any research to back it up). And despite being more of an oil feel-wise, it doesn’t cause any shininess in my t-zone. Wins all around.
Have you tried this iconic serum? What are your thoughts?
This product was sent to me for free. This is not a sponsored review.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Review ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldii Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol