This was a serum that I was really intrigued by, as I’ve never previously tried a vitamin C treatment that was quite so affordable. Maple Holistics is a brand that offers a natural and vegan range of skincare, bath, and hair care products. Their Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum is formulated to brighten and tone skin and is priced just under $12.
The serum is a watery fluid with an light orange tint and is dispensed with a dropper. It’s packaged in a dark glass bottle, which I appreciate though I’m wary to travel with it.
The serum doesn’t have the citrusy scent that a lot of other vitamin C treatments have, and instead has a very subtle herbal smell that’s pleasant but not particularly noticeable. It feels extremely light on the skin, but is somewhat hydrating. I didn’t notice too much of a difference until I went on a short trip without it, and then realized my skin felt drier without it.
The ingredients list for this serum is nice and not too complicated. The only bummer about it is that they don’t print the list on their website and it’s difficult to photograph on the curved bottle, so I have to type it out myself. Apologies for any misspellings, I’ll do my best.
Ingredients: Water, vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate), vegetable glycerine, hyaluronic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf, vitamin E acetate, retinyl palmitate, ferulic acid, algae extract, pullulan xanthan gum, hydroxyethylcellulose, caprylhydroxamic acid, glyceryl caprylate.
The inclusion of aloe, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid mean that even though the consistency is very light, the serum definitely helps keep skin hydrated. It has a nice slip on the skin, dries and absorbs quickly, and I never experienced any pilling when layered with other skincare products. It’s always pleasant to use. I also like to see that vitamin C is the second ingredient, and that it’s paired with other antioxidants like vitamin E, ferulic acid, and retinyl palmitate.
I used the serum all over my face, eyes, and neck over the past couple months. While there may be additional forces in my skincare routine helping me out, I did notice that fine lines around my eyes in particular smoothed out while using the serum. I’m still under 30 and my fine lines are quite mild, but tend to improve when I’m using products that properly hydrate and condition my skin without being too heavy or rich.
In general, I think this is a pretty nice product and I was very happy with it, especially for the price point. It’s the kind of thing that I think would work well on a variety of skin types, since it doesn’t feel oily on the skin and really doesn’t have a ton of mystery ingredients in it.
The Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum is priced at $11.77 for 1 oz. and the Maple Holistics website says they apply a 10% discount to orders of 2 or more.
These products were provided to me by Maple Holistics. All opinions are my own. Many thanks to EduMuch for supporting Maple Holistic’s blogger outreach.