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Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:29 pm      Reply with quote
Hi,

Is there a benefit to Skinceuticals C&E instead of just using C? If so, without price and possible skin type being an issue why would you just use C? I see a lot of posts regarding C but not with additional ingredients. I have been using Skinceuticals C&E for almost a year. I don't notice anything great about my skin but I am thinking that it is all preventive. The results I have heard about using just C have been glowing skin results. Please advise.

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Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:53 pm      Reply with quote
I have been using the skinceuticals C+E for about 2 months now. I don't notice much but have been telling myself it is mainly preventative, antioxidant that protects against pollutants. The reason I bought the C + E was that I read that the combination actually had a better effect than C alone in terms of protecting skin from sun damage when used along with sunblock. Curious to see what others say.
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Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:04 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, that is exactly what I heard also. But I want my skin to GLOW Razz
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Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:13 pm      Reply with quote
Interesting, I was initially going to say that perhaps there is a lower concentration of vit C in the serum that you are using now as compared to before. However, the C+E serum has 15% vit C and 1% vit E. Have you used a vit C serum before and had visible results with it? Perhaps some people just don't see visible results, I guess you only improve if your skin is not really in an optimal shape and you give it what it is lacking. You still are getting the protection though (I have heard the same thing about C+E giving more protection together). So far, pretty much no matter what Skinceuticals C serum I have used I *do* see results. That includes the C+AHA and C+E.
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Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:30 am      Reply with quote
No I have not used C before, just going by all the rave reviews I have read and heard about people using it and their skin glowing.

Preventive measures are boring because you can't see immediate results. But, I am sure one day I will be glad I used the C&E product.

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I'm using the 20% and love it!! The texture is watery, great for oily skin and for those who layer products. I'm glad I noticed this thread-I was thinking of switching to the C & E because of the extra protection. I'm hesitating because of the "oily" feel I heard some talk about. Can anyone tell me what the texture is like?
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Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:53 am      Reply with quote
I definitely notice a healthier glow on my face from Vitamin C serums. I am currently using Vivier 20% C, but I find it too oily for my oily skin.(It was my fault when ordering, I didn't remember that Mabsy had written it has an oiler texture for her dry skin.) My skin tends to get tight and dry during winter months, so I think it will help me then.

The serum I was using before this was a combination of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and I found the results more noticeable with that combo, but do not see it around much - may be too irritating for most skin???
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Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:47 pm      Reply with quote
Marina I don't find the C + E particularly oily. It seems to absorb pretty quickly and if anything I feel a little dry.
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I don't find the C&E oily. It is a bit tacky until it is absorbed into your skin. Also, my skin is on the drier side.
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