Review: Defy Naturals Vitamin C Serum

I tried my first Vitamin C serum.

Defy Naturals Vitamin C Serum*

Price: $19.95

So, I was sent this product to review and I did not like it. Partly, because I did not see any results. I don't have any wrinkles to fight, but I do have spots and would have liked to see some brightening. I gave this serum a go for 2 weeks and I might have stuck with it longer to give it a chance, except I hated using it. The label says it'll take 3-5 minutes to dry, but after 5 minutes, it still felt not absorbed. I even tried just using one drop of it and still had the same issue. It just left my face feeling sticky and did not dry down to a smooth texture, even though I applied it to damp skin, as instructed. There's no fragrance added, but I didn't like the scent. I can't really describe it, but I would have preferred if it was more refreshing.

For a brand that has "naturals" in its name, the ingredients aren't super natural. There's propylene glycol and phenoxyethanol, which I would prefer to avoid. It's my fault for not noticing beforehand, but I do feel a little betrayed by its use of the words "natural" and "organic" in its marketing.

The redeeming factors would be that this serum is vegan, the packaging is nice and easy to use, and the product is relatively affordable for a serum. Maybe it would suit someone with more dry or mature skin than me, but it did not work out with me.

*PR Sample

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  1. Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you- the good news is there are so many great oils out there:) I'm obsessed with oils. I see so many new oils on the market- it's hard to pick just one (I currently have 3 I'm using!) the ingredients will def have me not trying this one! Thanks for the review:)

    1. Yes, that's true! Lots of choices out there! I already started using another one and am liking it much better. Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment! :)

  2. I broke out with this product.

  3. I broke out with this product.