Note: The item has been tried for a period of one week prior to the review and the review is honest (but not blunt) and please do bear in mind that each of our skin conditions are different and what is good for me may not be the best for you, and vice versa! (: A big “thank you!” to Wishtrend for sponsoring this lovely item!
I have been a huge fan of Wishtrend ever since I first saw some of the products on the website and you can’t imagine how much I wanted to be a reviewer for them! And at long last, the chance came for me and how I rejoiced!
Wishtrend is the hub of Korean Beauty Secret (literally!) because they contain all the top selling skincare and make up products used by people worldwide! The products sold range from Skinlab, Elishacoy to O.S.T as well as Skin79, all hot favorites of today’s girls! Have you ever wished to get Park Bom’s flawless skin or have radiant look like Yoona? Look no further, Wishtrend is the answer for all your skin-related concerns!
|Wishtrend’s homepage: can you spot our friend, the Vitamin Serum?|
Sometime ago Wishtrend sent me the O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum for review and I must say it is the coolest product I have ever seen! I mean, just look at the packaging…
|O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum|
Look at the orange metallic glow of the packaging that the serum bottle is encased in, doesn’t the box itself just exude class and taste? And unlike other items that always get damaged by the handling during posting, this product arrived at my doorstep completely undented and flawless, and boy am I amazed at the brilliant service provided by Wishtrend! The care they placed into wrapping the product just goes to show how much they value their customers like you and I, and that they put us customers on their list of priorities!
|The serum and the dropper.|
Moving onto the product, it is also perfectly sealed with a plastic wrap around the opening to ensure freshness of the serum which is even more important in this case since Vitamin C is easily oxidized under room temperature and pressure. This is why the instruction on the box requires one to place the serum into the fridge after use to ensure the efficacy of the vitamin effect. I didn’t know what the Korean words on the box meant until I happen to show the product to my friend who learns Korean and I was really shocked and panicked when I found out that I actually had to refrigerate the product!
The serum is contained in a tinted glass bottle which reminds me of some medication that has to be kept inside dark bottles for them to retain their uses, hence I researched on Google, and according to Sparkleapple, the amber bottle prevents UV rays from entering and damaging the Vitamin C contents, but personally I am not very certain (and I don’t think it is important for me to understand hehe).
|The serum inside the bottle|
O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum
As you can see, the serum inside the bottle is a pale orange-yellow in color and smells mildly like citrus, and in a tempting and refreshing manner that is not too strong. The serum is slightly sticky, but it is absorbed into the skin quickly after application and leaves a smooth velvety finish which amazed me. If your skin feels sticky application, worry not and leave it for a while and it should be absorbed soon enough to make your skin feel smooth and almost powdery!
Another plus point of the serum is that instead of making one’s face oily after use like some products do, it keeps one’s face matte, smooth and velvety for a very long period of time after application. I suspect that the effects can last even longer if not for my habit of spraying myself with facial mist or washing my face in the washroom whenever I am lethargic to freshen myself. Regardless, I do see the potential of the product, and many has claimed that they have seen very good results after 3 weeks of use.
So far I have used the product sparingly for one week, because there were a few days I was suffering from some mild breakouts which always happen whenever I sleep late consecutively, so I was rather hesitant to irritate my skin further because I read on other reviews that for some individuals, the Vitamin C content (also known as ascorbic acid) might be rather strong and worsen their breakouts. However, in my days of use, I don’t see any worsening of any spots that I have and I can safely conclude that this amazing serum does not irritate my skin, at least.
|The pale yellow/orange serum.|
Why use this product?
So you have been reading about how amazing this product is so far, and probably know by now that Vitamin C is really good for the skin, but I guess you will probably be wondering.
1. What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
2. How do I know if I need this product?
3. Why should I choose O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum over the other twenty or so products out there in the market?
Benefits of Vitamin C
I am sure a lot of us would have heard how Vitamin C helps us brighten our complexion and also prevents aging of the skin, but how exactly does it do that? Or is it just some myth or propaganda used by cosmetic companies to market their products?
If you are thinking alone that line, you are not alone! I used to be rather skeptical whenever I am told that “this-and-this” will make your skin better and healthier, and I would secretly think to myself, “Oh really?” while dismissing the words of the marketer. But hey, for this review, I went to the extent of doing some research on the benefits of Vitamin C for the skin and I am sure that you all will be glad to know that no, it is not just a myth that Vitamin C is good for your skin – it is actually scientifically-based!
Vitamin C is an effective anti-oxidant, which in the layman’s term, means that it will prevents the aging of our skin via oxidation. It is indeed rather ironic that oxygen sustains us, but it oxidizes our cells and ultimately “kills” us in the long run. Hence to counter such, there is a need for anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C. Not only so, Vitamin C helps to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, and collagen is vital in keeping your skin smooth, young and supple and prevent them from sagging. (Source of information: www.fitday.com)
Vitamin C also helps to slow the rate of free-radical damage — free radicals damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. New research shows that a derivative of vitamin C, not only neutralizes free radicals, but also reverses DNA damage. (source of information: health.howstuffworks.com)
Who is this product for?
Needless to say, I am sure you girls out there, regardless of age, will want to have smooth and supple skin that is like baby’s! If you are one of the younger readers, then why not give this product a try? It will help you retain your youthful and radiant skin by battling oxidants and allow your skin to stand out amongst your peers! Not only so, I share the woes of many teenagers that suffer from breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads etc…the list goes on. As mentioned earlier, Vitamin C reverses DNA damage and stimulate the production of collagen, which means that it aids in the healing of acne scars which are not only unsightly but also confidence-diminishing!
As for my more mature readers who are starting to find signs of aging skin, here is my recommended solution to your skin problems! Given the aforementioned benefits of Vitamin C, I personally will hold this Pure Vitamin Serum at high regards given the multiple skin benefits it can bring me. Not only does it make our skin younger, it also brightens dull skin, giving one and all the much sought after “Korean Ulzzang” look!
Why should I choose this product over others?
If you have any of the aforementioned skin problem and feel really clueless on how to improve your skin condition, why not give this a chance? Not only have many bloggers tried out this product and recorded the improvement of their skin conditions via photos taken before and after its trial, you should also see the ranking of this product on online stores…
|O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum is one of the weekly best amongst competitors on Wishtrend.|
|Top 2 HOT ITEM on qoo10.sg, the Singapore online shopping web!|
If there are that many people raving about this product, there must be something good about it right? Not to mention that there has been so much evidences of proven results. You can simply Google “O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum” and find many rave reviews of this product. Take some time to read them and then decide for yourself!
Wait, did I just hear discount? You got it! After reading about this, you are definitely dying to buy one for yourself, so as my loyal reader, you will get some bonus and benefits! Wishtrend has kindly sent up a voucher for you guys such that you all can enjoy their products at lower rates! How cool is that?
-Voucher Code: RFXLSCOZ (3 USD voucher / Able to combine with other voucher)
-Expiry date: the end of 2013
-Minimum Amount to Use: over 20 USD order
So what are you waiting for? Check out Wishtrend.com today and get a gift to pamper yourself!
Wait wait, are you a Singaporean like me? If you are, then you must be hoping that things can be made easier for you to indulge yourself in the Wishtrend wonders on no other than…
Not only so, do remember to check out Wishtrend Singapore’s Facebook Page and “like” them for more updates on latest and hottest products, skincare tips and more!
Also, I have added Wishtrend’s banner on the side of my blog as an official sponsor and I am really really still high and crazy about Wishtrend and the amazing Vitamin C serum they sent me, and I hope that I will have more chances to work with Wishtrend in the future to bring you guys even more amazing products from Wishtrend!
Till next time, bye!