Camu Camu. Ok. Sounds exotic. 30x the Vitamin C of an orange. Right. But what does this actually mean, and is it any good? Well I have been trialling this for several months now, and am pretty impressed. I had never tried Peter Thomas Roth before, and am now curious about the rest of the range. Prior to starting this serum, I had been regularly using a Vitamin C serum for 3 weeks, so my skin had a bit of a headstart with Vitamin C effectiveness. Usually Vitamin C takes a few months until results can be seen. This serum contains Vitamin C from the Amazonian Camu Camu superfruit, said to be “a highly concentrated Vitamin C with superior absorption, equalling boosted collagen production, brighter, firmer and smoother skin”.
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Price: ( $$ ) $76.95 for 50ml, available from Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima stores.
Product Plus: The nifty airtight pressure pump keeps it super fresh and dispenses enough in one pump for face and neck.
- Application: Morning and/or night, underneath a moisturiser. I have only been using during the day.
Thoughts: While it took me a few weeks to adjust, I am suitably impressed. The serum is lightweight, and quite liquid. I couldn’t photograph it properly on my hand – it kept running off! It has the most amazing orange scent, and absorbs into skin fairly quickly without residue or stickiness.
One would think this makes it an ideal textured serum for anyone with oilier skin… BUT, I have combination skin, and since using this I have a lot of excess oil and shine halfway through the day. Now, this could just be because it is super super effective at boosting collagen, which causes the excess oil production (which realistically isn’t too much extra), and therefore is a fantastic and wonderful thing that I am happy to combat with a little extra powder throughout the day. This might not suit everyone, but I am ok with it. I lean towards this explanation because my skin has in fact become a lot smoother, my acne scars have begun to fade and generally I have really loved the way my skin looks since starting this. I guess if I switched to only nighttime use, I wouldn’t have this issue… but I have other things I prefer to use in the evening. Where I don’t have acne scarring (ha! where is that?) my skintone has been very even. I have noticed a big difference in the amount of concealer I’ve been using – YAY!
Conclusion: Deliciously fragranced and lightweight serum ideal for those needing a brightening bump, especially in these colder months. I do feel like my skin is also… plumper. Like that feeling baby skin has, that soft cushiony feeling. For this reason I feel this could be a great anti-ageing serum for someone wanting the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C.
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I would love to hear from anyone else if they have tried anything from Peter Thomas Roth, especially from the Camu Camu range. I really liked the CC cream in the range, and think that may be in my future spoils…