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Good product , serious packaging issues
Comments about DHC Vitamin C Essence:
Product results are good, but impossible to use entire tube because of serious clogging fairly soon after opening. I use daily so it doesn't sit up or dry out,but the clogging is still an issue .Wish they would change tube's dispensing mechanism.
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Great skin brightener
from Frankfort, KY
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I have a few brown spots from sun damage on my forhead. This serum has visibly lightened the spots and helped blend it into my natural skin color. Amazing!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best booster I ever had!
from Chicago, IL
After using this product for only 2-weeks, I started noticing significant results in my skin tone. The dark spots on my forehead and cheeks became nearly invisible. I like to buy two tubes at a time and transfer the contents of both tubes into a small spritzer bottle and spray it on my face after cleansing. Since I started using Vitamin C Essence, I don't have to wear concealer makeup anymore! All I do is put on Velvet Skin as a primer to hide fine lines.
Awesome product - Tube design issues
from Lexington, KY
I love this product but I hate having to buy a new tube because I can no longer get the product out of the tube. I do not use it every day to conserve it I love it so much but if it sets for more than a day the tip is clogged and, as others have mentioned, efforts to unclog the tip are useless. I feel I only get about 10% of use out of the product. With that # it is not a good buy. Please correct the tip so that the product does not solidify and clog!!!!
My go-to elixir
By Purple Grandma
from Pleasanton, California
I use this on especially dry spots and have found that when I have little nicks and abrasions (from our resident playful cat) or cuts or scrapes, this elixir takes away the sting and/or redness very quickly, and seems to help hasten the healing. I carry samples in my purse, and wouldn't be without it. Would recommend it to any and everyone.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Rochester, NY
I purchased this product in April 2013 and have struggled to use it ever since. It is extremely difficult to get anything out of the tube without squeezing it very hard. It keeps clogging up and I have cut the tip off several times to try and get it out more easily. Not worth all the effort. Results have not been noticeable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Finally, something makes a difference
By Marie W.
from Seattle, WA
I went ahead and tried this product because I was really impressed with the Retino A Essence, which I tried because I was so impressed with the facial scrub. All these things built up my courage to try this product. I have been fighting hyperpigmentation issues for many years now. It has even effected my self confidence. I have spent a lot of money on department stores, high-end brands that are supposed to be better. And I have used them from start to end of the package or tube, so I didn't give up--I really gave them a chance. I even did a round of laser treatment designed to treat hyperpigmentation. When that didn't work I really felt doomed. But After trying the Retino A Essence I thought, well I try the C serum. I am so very glad I did. I am not sure what permanent effect it may or may not have on my hyperpigmentation, but as soon as I started to use it, my skin started to really brighten up. The spots are still there. They may not even be getting better, but the serum really, truly, honestly brightens my complexion up. It has "boosted" my self esteem. I am still working to address the dark spots, which may actually be improving with this product. But my theory is that it brightens instantly, and helps me see results right away, while I work on a long term solution specifically for hyperpigmentation. It is so effective, PLEASE KEEP MAKING IT, AND LEAVE IT "AS IS", no new packaging, no variations to the magical formula. Its perfect the way it is. TIP: I love it so much and it made such a difference that when I go out to a nice dinner or a special event, I place two drops into the palm of my hand and use it on my elbows - and it actually lightens/brightens them up too. As I am getting older, that is one thing that I have noticed: discoloration and a little bit of sagginess on my elbows. So, I figured it works so well on my face... Also, I really notice a difference if I do not use it. And when I use it I don't have to build layers of foundation makeup to cover up the dark spots. I really believe in it. I highly recommend this product. I hope it can make as big a difference for everyone else, too. Thank you.
Great product generous tube
By DHC Fan
from Palm Desert, California
This product is luxuriously wonderful. Please all you who complain about DHC packaging - please stop. You don't want them to go to those little plastic ampouls or whatever like other companies have--those things are a rip off, stink after a certain time, are chintzy and hard to use. This tube of C essence, on the other hand, is generous, luxurious and really easy to use. Just drop it directly on your face; or squeeze a few drops in your palm and put on your face. I love DHC bottles (& tubes like this) because I have zero problem pouring or dropping the product into my palm and smoothing it on my face. With this tube I can drop it directly on my face if I want. The bottles (or tubes) are generous for the price, in my opinion, and the type of product you are getting for your $$. Keep going DHC!
Tube Clogs, No Noticeable Results
By Colleen in Colorado
from Colorado Springs, CO
I used the Vitamin C Essence for a couple of weeks and did not detect a change in my complexion. After a couple of weeks, the tube became clogged and the product was trapped. I tried soaking the tip in warm water, inserting a fine needle into the tip, and finally squeezing the tube firmly, thinking the clog would be forced out. The tube exploded!! It didn't appear to be such a terrible event until the next day when the product had dried all over the room, leaving a white, flaky crust everywhere it had landed.Thinking I merely had a lame tube, I ordered it again. The new tube also clogged within two weeks. Thankfully, I knew better than to squeeze too hard on the tube this time.Maybe two weeks isn't long enough to achieve visible results, but I will not buy a third tube trying to find out.
Not What I Expected
By Oldie but still goodie
from Naperville, Il
I have not seen any results after three weeks but I am going to finish the tube. I will not order it again and will try to find something that works better for me. I border on dry skin and this caused an uncomfortably dry feeling around my cheeks and forehead. I could only use it once a day.