The Suganda Antioxidant Serum | Review
Vitamin C was my first ever active that I started using in my skincare regime and fell in love with it thereby making it consistent over time. I also experimented with a number of brands but this one from Suganda.Co, a homegrown brand by the owner named Bindu blew me off as I feel that this one was great as a beginner friendly too as my skin never felt irritated when I used this particular serum.
This antioxidant face serum claims to contain Vitamin C, Centella & Turmeric that help fighting and reversing sun damage, pollution damage and helps with the brightening of the skin.
Packaging & Pricing :
The serum comes in a brown tinted glass bottle with a dropper making it easy to use. The bottle holds 20 ml of product and retails for Rs 1000. I did get hold of this during a sale for Rs 900 though and saved up some bucks. The product has a shelf like of a year and the batch number is mentioned on the bottle as well
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
- Sodium Lactate
- Tetrahydrocurcumin ( Turmeric)
- Centella Asiatica Extract ( Gotu Kola)
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Xanthum Gum
- Kashmiri Lavender Oil
- Disodium EDTA
Available at its official site Suganda.co which also helps you find correct product for your skin in reference to a skin guide with the help of a small questionnaire
The Antioxidant Serum by Suganda.Co :
If you’ve heard of a concoction that helps you fight pigmentation, signs of aging and oh yes dark spots, then this antioxidant serum could be miraculous for my Indian skinned beauties out there.
Crafted with the correct proportional balance of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (a stable form of Vitamin C), Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E and Curcumin, this antioxidant serum has helped me overcome uneven skin tone and dark spots in a drastic way.
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a stable form of Vitamin C with a pH of 6 doesn’t sting or irritate the skin and is very effective for beginners
- Ferulic Acid is present in rice bran and is high in antioxidants
- Gotu Kola helps with protection from sun damage and refining the skin texture
- Curcumin has strong UV-B protective properties and helps with tanning due to sun exposure
The serum contains 10% Vitamin C which is medium in potency and very effective for beginners. Also the formulation is oil free and fragrance free making it viable for those with acne prone skin, oily skin and sensitive skin issues.
Texture & Effectiveness :
- The serum is light yellow in colour (which might change overtime due to oxidation) which shall not hamper it’s effectiveness
- The serum is oil free
- It’s lightweight in texture and is semi liquid in consistency
- It absorbs into the skin easily without feeling sticky or tacky like most Vit C serums do
- Doesn’t sting over the skin like usual Vit C serums do
- No added fragrance or unscented oils
- Has a pH 6 which goes well with the skin
My Experience :
- I started using this product about 2 months ago
- The initial stage was all about mixing this serum into my day time moisturizer (AM routine) so as to avoid purging
- Thereby, it was just 2 drops of this serum mixed into my moisturizer and applied right after cleansing and toning in the mornings.
- Also this was on alternative days for the first 3 weeks even though I did not feel any irritation,I still thought of going slow
- Post 3 weeks, I started with a direct application of this serum with its dropper topping it up with a moisturizer separately
- This serum definitely worked on brightening up my face with a regular use of one month
- It also helped me work on the slight uneven tone around my chin and forehead
- The texture of my skin improved and those tiny bumps around my cheeks were gone in a month too
- I did not break out at all while using this (I am combination & sensitive skin)
- The serum absorbs into my skin like a dream and doesn’t feel oily or sticky at all
- I do have heard a lot of users speaking of the changing color of this serum overtime but I did not see any exorbitant change in its colour despite using this one bottle for whole 2 months till now
- It was just a little darker than before which is absolutely justified because Vitamin C does oxidize but that certainly did not harm the potency of my serum overall
- I somehow stopped using this product due to traveling out of town and I noticed the results of this serum vanishing away within a gap of 2 weeks
- This serum might not be satisfactory for those who’re looking for a strong or high Vitamin C potency
Not To Forget :
- Once you start incorporating Vitamin C in your skincare, be it in your AM or PM routine, layering up your skin with a generous amount of sunscreen gets extremely important to avoid any skin reactions. Skipping a sunscreen is a big NO while using actives or even without them
- This serum can be used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) & Niacinamide
- The use of a proper and a good moisturizer is extremely important with this serum as use of only gel based products might be drying, even for oily combination skin types
- Vitamin C accelerates cell turnover and this might cause purging . The blocked pores might come up to the skin due to this. Therefore, go slow and use a few drops initially mixed into moisturizer
WILL I REPURCHASE THIS?
I won’t mind repurchasing this serum as it has worked well on me but I would certainly want to explore more options for my skin and go a bit higher in potency with time. Also there are a lot many options available out in the market around this price range and if I see no other Vitamin C working for me, I’m definitely going to jump back to this because I have found my skin’s comfort level with this particular brand.
Have you started considering using actives in your skincare? What was your first active and how did it work for you? Let me know in the comments section below.