Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum (miracle)

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum
Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum

Introduction

I love vitamin C -there I’ve said it, and I’m always looking for new products. While I was digging around on the Internet looking for the next new product to try. The Skinceuticals C E Ferulic kept popping up; I don’t know about you, but £140 for a vitamin c serum is ridiculous and not sustainable. My Internet search also highlighted a close second – Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum; apparently a dupe for the more expensive Skinceuticals product but at a fraction of the cost! It seemed more appealing than the slew of other serums on the market.

The ascorbic acid variety of vitamin C tends to oxidise and go rancid quickly. I thought out of the two the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum was worth a shot! This hopefully explains my aversion to spending a lot of money on a serum such a this. Packaging and storage are essential in slowing down oxidisation when it comes to this form of vitamin C. I chose this product because the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum comes with an airless pump! Before I could think about it, I ordered the serum!

Anyway, back to the point of why I love vitamin C, it has a range of benefits. But, there are two which I particularly enjoy, namely vitamin C complements the function of sunscreen and with continued use can help with hyperpigmentation. There’s a caveat; the effectiveness will depend on the type of vitamin C used and a well-formulated product.

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum claims and key ingredients

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum - Product Label

Being a vitamin C serum this holds all the expected claims:

  • protection against UV rays
  • protection against pollution
  • guard against environmental stress
  • reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • reducing pigmentation and other signs of photodamage
  • with prolonged use, you will see a brightening effect.

The Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum has 20% L-Ascorbic Acid – which is considered one of the gold standard forms of water-soluble vitamin C. But as discussed already is quite unstable.

This serum is also formulated with Ferulic Acid and vitamin E – both of which are antioxidants, therefore, fight free radicals. Vitamin E is fat-soluble and also very nourishing and considered ‘best friends’ with vitamin C. Both ingredients handily (and probably explains their inclusion) helps to stabilise the ascorbic acid. I would be surprised if the inclusion of vitamin E also acts as a penetration enhancer.

This serum is recommended for those with normal, combination or dry skin and is vegan-friendly.

How I used the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum - Product Spread
To the left of the picture is the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serumserum straight from the bottle, on the right is it rubbed in.

I like to use vitamin C in the mornings; the ingredient works hard to protect your skin in several ways; for example, it is an antioxidant. I like my morning products to be protective and the evening products to be more therapeutic and rejuvenating. I use acids and retinol in the evening. I don’t think using vitamin C, acids or retinol at the same time yields the best results as they are not always compatible.

How I used fitted this serum into my routine:

The Inkey List Salicyclic Acid Cleanser > Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum > Paula’s Choice Clear Ultra-Light Hydrating Fluid (SPF 30+).

I would use about six drops of the serum and pat it into my face until absorbed.

My Final Thoughts

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum - packaging
Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum – old packaging (I assume)

I was a bit surprised when the product arrived, I opened the box, and there was a blue glass bottle with a dropper! I ordered the serum at the beginning of 2020; so I think this might have been a crossover period for the change from the dropper bottle to the airless pump. I believe this product now ships with an airless pump, which should help the shelf life once opened.

When I first started to used the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum, I have to say that I did not like it for one reason. I am pretty forgiving about many things, but the consistency of a product is one thing that I generally don’t compromise on. I like a slightly thicker serum, as I find it easier to apply without it going everywhere! However, this serum has the consistency of water and often found the serum running down my arm when trying to apply to my face.

My answer was to dispense the serum into the palm of my hand – not my favourite as I prefer my fingertips. Applying with the palm of your hand can waste product, but it was the only way I could get it to work for me.

The Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum does not have a discernable scent. Which I am pleased about, but that is a personal preference. The lack of scent is an improvement compared to the Facethoery Regina C20 Serum – which has an odd metallic/rancid smell!

When first opened, the serum has a slightly cloudy white appearance. However, over time this will take on a slight yellow hue and will eventually turn dark orange/brown. When it starts to get dark and a bit smelly, it’s time to throw away! I was using this product for about two and a half months – I think that you would get a maximum of three months to use before it turns rancid.

Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum Bottle

Usually, when applying a serum with a high percentage of ascorbic acid, there is typically a tingling or warming sensation. I did not experience this at all. Which either means my skin is used to the ingredient or it has been formulated not to tingle. If it is the latter, that may not be a bad thing as some people really dislike that sensation.

The serum is elegant and absorbs quickly into the skin; the serum did not feel detectable, nor did it contribute to excess oil production. When layering multiple products (depending on what products they are of course), those of us with oilier complexions tend to get oily earlier on.

The serum is elegant and absorbs quickly into the skin; the serum did not feel detectable, nor did it contribute to excess oil production. When layering multiple products (depending on what products they are of course), those of us with oilier complexions tend to get oily earlier on.

Where the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum really comes through is the results, they are excellent! I had noticed within two weeks that my hyperpigmentation was fading. I did not experience any sensitivity from prolonged use. It is was, for this reason, I went from hating the product (because of the lack of viscosity) to liking and enjoying using it.

I can only really put the rapid results to the high level of vitamin C and the fact that it is a well-formulated product.

Overall, I think that I am a fan of this serum and glad that I took a punt on this product. The elegant formula, weightlessness on the skin, not making me look oily, and the results make this a great formula in my eyes!

I think that this product is not suited to one particular skin type; however, for those that have sensitive skin might want to avoid this one. Given that this has a high percentage of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), I don’t think this is for someone just starting with this ingredient. If you are starting with vitamin C, it would probably be better to build-up using a concentration of less than 10% first.

I do not know much about Timeless as a brand. However, I have noticed that they have branched out to selling Asian (Korean and Japanese) beauty products as well. To be honest, if you are shopping for Asian beauty products and you have the time for shipping, it would be cheaper to buy from YesStyle.com.

At the time of writing, you could buy a 30ml bottle of Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum for £25.99 directly from Timeless.

Rating

Four and a half star rating

I like the Timeless Vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum and was surprised about my change of opinion over the time I used it. The consistency is still an issue for me (we all have our foibles), but this is something that I would consider repurchasing. I have marked it down because of the consistency – but I completely appreciate that this is a personal preference.

I wonder if, with the new packaging they have tweaked the formula so that it is thicker?

This serum has made me intrigued about the Skinceuticals serum – best get saving then!

If you would like to read about other serums, I have tried, please click here.

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