Cult-classic SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($169) has a ton of rave reviews, and it looks like the very discerning judge of Carson Kressley counts himself a fan.
“I’ve been a fan of SkinCeuticals since the early 2000s,” Kressley told The Strategist. “I met them in Dallas during Queer Eye. They gave me some great products that I loved, and I’ve stuck with them since. I don’t like to have a million products, mostly because I’m lazy, but also because I’m cheap. I try to find the one or two that are super effective.”
Kressley also goes as far to say the ingredient of vitamin C—the product has 15-percent pure vitamin C (aka, L-Ascorbic Acid), which provides anti-aging and antioxidant benefits, brightens and helps protect against oxidative stress—is a “wonder cure-all” in his book.
“I like this serum not just because it has vitamin C, but because it’s light. It doesn’t feel greasy, and I swear I can feel it doing something. The only weird thing is that sometimes I think it smells like smoked meats. I’ll think, ‘What is happening? Is it smoking the top layer of my skin?’ But it works really well, so I’m a fan.”