Kate Somerville Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum

What is it?
‘A supercharged face serum for a double dose of radiance. This revolutionary, high-tech radiance serum is packed with 10 percent vitamin C and youth-enhancing bioactive omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7. This two-phase system is divided in the dual-chamber to preserve purity and potency of ingredients until released. It improves the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, evens out skintone, and brightens the complexion to promote an all-around healthy radiance and glow. Recommended for nightly use, it replenishes skin’s natural lipids and restores the barrier function to soften skin texture and improve moisture retention.’

Who is it for?
Anyone concerned with a lack of radiance, dullness, uneven skin tone and mild pigmentation.

What’s in it?
Omega formula: Water, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Propanediol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Fragrance (Parfum), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Starch Octenyl Succinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocotrienols, Adenosine, Sea Whip Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

Vitamin C Formula: Isododecane, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Polysilicone-11

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Man made

Tested on animals/sold in China?

What’s not in it?
mineral oil

How do you use it?
Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin in the evening before moisturiser. You dispense one pump from each of the two chambers into the palm of your hand, swipe across with your other palm and apply.

What’s good about it?
Immediate gratification ahoy. This works, both on a superficial level and throughout the day.
Some vitamin C products can be drying or cause too much redness on the skin. This doesn’t do that for me. The vitamin c level is 10% and it is dispensed separately from the Omega section which is sea buckthorn oil pulp, an oil heavy in omega 3, 6, 9 and 7. The omega section also contains vitamin e, which helps reactivate vitamin c, essentially super-powering it if you will, whilst providing antioxidant, soothing and moisturising side-effects. They work very well together, one stimulating and active, one soothing and protective.
Skin remains healthy looking with a great glow for the day.

What’s not so good about it?
I personally found this to have a bit of a kick so if you have sensitive skin I would definitely try first. (If you can)
It doesn’t make me red at all, but I definitely feel it when I apply it.

Where to use in your routine?
As serum, after toning, before moisturiser.

Similar products?
Dennis Gross MD Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel
Elemis Advanced Brightening Even Skin Tone Serum

Exchange rate – does it punish the UK?
Kind of, because you have to order in $. Between customs and shipping you end up paying dollar for pound. (approx!) Better value than a lot of serums available in the UK market regardless.
Kate Somerville Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum is $90.00 (approx £70.20) and available on www.katesomerville.com