Vitamin C is a skincare hero ingredient. It’s a powerful antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals, brighten skin and keep it healthy. Sounds great, right? I’ve been searching for a vitamin C skincare product that wouldn’t cause breakouts – a common side effect. It’s been tough – denting my wallet and my confidence over the past few years. It seems that I’ve found an answer in the Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Each capsule contains enough serum for one application meaning the ingredients are stable and fresh for each use. I like to apply one capsule each morning before a hydrating serum, moisturiser then (of course) my SPF. I haven’t experienced any issues with this product leading to pilling when applied this way. Vitamin C is effective in a morning and/or evening routine so use it as much as your skin likes. However, I like to use retinol and other actives in the evening so only use vitamin C in the mornings.
The capsules are easy to use; a firm grip and twist of the small end opens the capsules and makes squeezing the serum out easy. There is enough serum to apply generously over my face but not quite enough to do my neck too. I admit that I haven’t bothered to open a second capsule for my neck. I imagine that I’ll be paying for that in ten years…
Why have I been so keen to find a vitamin C that works for my skin? Vitamin C helps brighten skin. As I have dry and dehydrated skin, achieving a healthy glow is a daily goal of mine. And vitamin C goes a long way to getting there.
I’m so happy that thesecapsules are plastic-free and made from 100% biodegradable red seaweed. They contain a vegan-friendly formula inside so extra brownie points for Beauty Pie there.
These Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules have a double dose of vitamin C. Firstly, there is 10% pure vitamin C. This helps protect skin from environmental damage, improve firmness, even out skin tone and minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Secondly, there is microsponge vitamin C (0.5%) to provide a slow release of vitamin C in the skin. This serum also contains Vitamin E acetate to moisturise skin and boost the effects of the vitamin C. My dry skin is thankful for the addition of Vitamin E in these capsules to add a little nourishment.
I’ve found other vitamin C serums have a ‘meaty’ smell or an overpoweringly citrus scent, which is a bit off putting. Thankfully, these Beauty Pie capsules are fragrance free. I think it’s particularly great as fragrance can be a huge cause of skin irritation.
These Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules have been brilliant over the past few months. My skin is certainly looking healthier and brighter with consistent use. Plus, no breakouts for a change! I have no idea what makes this formula compatible with my skin but I plan on enjoying this good skin period for as long as it lasts.
If you’re wondering about costs, here’s where it gets a little complicated. Beauty Pie is a private beauty club. To access their luxury makeup and skincare, you have to buy a membership subscription (starting from £10 per month). Once you are a member then you pay a member’s price on their entire product range. So the non-member’s price of these Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Pure Double Dose Vitamin C and Vitamin E is £50 a jar. The member’s price is £10.86. You can find full details of how the Beauty Pie works on their website.
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