I know I’m not alone in my drop-everything-and-purchase reaction whenever Hailey Bieber, aka the queen of glow, shares a product recommendation. But, whether it’s due to different skin types, different skin goals or different budgets, not every product recommendation—be it from Bieber or my best friend—is a perfect fit.
One product that has impressed both celebrities and my circle of friends: Beautystat Universal C Skin Refiner Vitamin C Serum ($85), the pick that Bieber says “changed her skin.”
My Skin Type:
Combination, but leaning towards oily, with pronounced pores. My T-zone tends to get extra slick midday and my cheeks stay pretty dry-to-normal.
Aside from its celebrity-approved status, the product is also known as “the world’s first 20% vitamin C serum containing stabilized L-ascorbic acid,” aka the purest version of vitamin C. The radiance-boosting hero ingredient is paired with hydrating squalane, antioxidant-packed EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a green tea–derivative, and tartatic acid, a natural exfoliator.
Unlike many vitamin C serums, this one doesn’t boast your traditional serum texture. Instead of a liquid dispensed from a dropper, it’s a rich, velvety-smooth formula that feels similar to a skin primer of sorts. But don’t worry: it’s completely translucent and layers seamlessly when worn under makeup, too.
How to Use It:
Apply a pea-sized amount to your entire face morning and night for best results.
The Bottom Line:
The product has reached its must-try status for a reason. Not only does it boast a potent concentration of vitamin C, it also acts as a hydrator and exfoliator for brighter, softer and smoother skin with consistent use. Don’t believe me? One look at Mrs. Bieber’s makeup-free skin and you’ll be adding to cart, too.
*You can also try it (full-size) in this year’s Luxury Review Box, along with 37 other products!
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