Review Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum

Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum

Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum is a Vitamin C serum combined with Vitamin A,B5 and E. This ACE serum from Aprilskin promises results within 7 days. Read on to now what this Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum from Aprilskin has to offer.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different. Your Milage May Vary (YMMV). I am also not a skin expert, I'm only a skincare enthusiast. Hence, I do not qualify to suggest dermatological advice, please seek a certified medical practioner for further advice if needed.

What is Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum?

Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum is a strong brightening serum to treat dull skin.  Aprilskin claims that this ACE serum is an ultra-stable, high-potency antioxidant serum that brightens the skin tone in 7 days It aims to fight dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and dullness due to exposure to sunlight. Besides that, it can treat acne scars and blemishes also uneven skin tone. Apply the under-eye area to take care of dark circles too.

Formulated using a patented multi-lamellar technology with an optimum concentration of 20%, the efficacy of the serum is maximized as it maximizes absorption while minimizing irritation. What's interesting is that it incorporates the emulsification and encapsulation of vitamin C & E in order to protect the molecules from damage caused by heat, light and most importantly, oxidation. 

What Aprilskin Claims about Its Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum

Refer website:
1. Brightening
2. Anti-aging
3. Hydrating
4. Treats dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and dullness
5. Treat acne scars and blemishes
6. Ultra-stable, highly-potent
7. Does not easily oxidize
5. Vegan + Cruelty-free

Main Ingredients of Product

20% Antioxidant Vitamin Complex 
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinal (Vitamin A) 
Highly concentrated vitamin C, combined with liposoluble vitamin E and skin-softening vitamin B5.

Product Details
Global: website
Price: 122MYR | XXUSD (30ml)
Origin: Korea
Skin Concern: Brightening
Skin Types: All Skin Types
PAO: 12 Months
Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water(Aqua), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Propanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Methylpropanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), 1,2-Hexanediol, Squalane, C12-14 Pareth-12, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip Oil), Bisabolol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glutathione, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Adenosine, Butylene Glycol, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Leaf Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Fructooligosaccharides, Sorbitol, Pullulan, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hyaluronic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Madecassoside, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Indigofera Tinctoria (True Indigo) Extract, Beta-Carotene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Hemerocallis Fulva (Daylily) Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Retinal (Vitamin A), Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Silica

My Thoughts on Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum

Aprilskin does not recommend combining this Serum with other skincare products that contain PHA, AHA, and BHA ingredients as it can lead to over-exfoliation.  Also, avoid using this product in areas with severe acne or active breakouts as it may cause tingling and inflammation. After a month using this product, this is my review of Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum
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Looking into the full list of ingredients for Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum its main ingredients are Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinal (Vitamin A) and also Panthenol (Vitamin B5). Other goodies include Squalane, Bisabolol, Allantoin and quite a number of hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid. Most of the key ingredients sit at the bottom of the INCI list which includes Ceramide, Madecassoside and also Carrot Extract. Overall, the INCI list does look promising.

It comes in a fully covered plastic bottle with a pump head and a metallic coated body. The design is similar to other serums from Aprilskin but what standouts making this serum look expensive is the metallic coat. I truly appreciate Aprilskin's effort in this packaging as its serum is packed in a coated, airless bottle so the freshness of the serum can last in storage for a longer time. I think all Vit C products should be packed like this as it's easier to maintain.

Proof that this packaging works in maintaining the serum is that the leftover bits of serum that are stuck on the pump head change colour to a dark brown colour, which clearly shows that the serum is oxidized. However, pumping out new serum still shows the golden yellow colour, meaning that the serum inside is well maintained.

This bright golden-yellow serum squirts out easily and is super runny. It absorbs almost instantly into the skin and does feel a bit oily too. But once the serum is fully absorbed, it does not make the skin feel sticky at all. It combines well with most cream textures for moisturizers as well.

It's quite a surprise actually because I'm seeing quite a number of perfuming ingredients in the INCI list however the scent... hmmm... is very unpleasant. Brutally honest, it's the worst scent I've experienced with a skincare product so far. At first, I thought the serum is no longer in a good state, but the colour does not seem to be oxidized and it's perfectly gold. So I read reviews on their website and indeed some have mentioned the scent not being good. I usually don't really mind about scents but the scent for this serum is strong and it ain't pleasant. Honestly, it did make me turn off using it for the first few tries, but then I changed my mind quickly when I felt the results of this serum. After a while, the scent didn't seem to bother me at all.

One thing I don't fancy about Vitamin C products is that they easily oxidize. Once it starts changing colour it's time to throw it away even though the expiry is still far ahead. When I saw Aprilskin's packaging for this serum, I knew this should be worth it as Aprilskin chose the perfect packaging that easily maintained the serum inside without the need for really cautious care. I've been using this serum for a month and it has been placed on my vanity table since day one (usually I store Vit C products in drawers to avoid sunlight) and the serum still comes out with the perfect golden colour.

So I mentioned the scent being very unpleasant, well, I didn't care much about that after a few tries since I've noticed that my skin didn't look so dull after a couple of tries. I've been avoiding Vit C products for a while because my skin seems to be rather sensitive to this ingredient, especially the potent ones with Ascorbic Acid. This serum contains Ascorbic Acid as well which I did hesitate to try on at first, but during my first try I did not experience any irritation at all, I did feel a slight tingling feeling for a few seconds at first, but that quickly faded away.

The results using this serum, for now, are not really obvious, I still have my acne scars, however, I do feel that my skin does not look so dull compared to before. Sometimes products just need a much longer time to see results. I'll update this post again after I emptied the bottle.

Overall Thoughts
Aprilskin Vitamin ACE Brightening Serum is a great Vitamin C serum if you're looking to solve dull skin, or even fade acne scars. I wouldn't really recommend this serum for those new to Vit C or those with really high skin sensitivity. This serum contains quite a number of ingredients that are easily irritating. Overall, I can say, this serum does seem to show promising results, just probably it may need a bit more time to see obvious results.

My Rate
Rate: 4/5
Repurchase: Yes! 
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