Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum: Review

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Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum: Review
It's been a long, long time since I received any product releases from Lise Watier so I was quite surprised when their new Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum (C$88 for 38 ml) landed on my doorsteps. It also seems that Lise Watier recently rebranded itself so now it's simply called Watier, which I find a bit puzzling as the original name sounded great. Anyhow, I'm a sucker for a good vitamin C serum so let's take a look at this one...... 
Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum: Review
Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum
Housed in a very tall and slender glass bottle topped with a pump dispenser, the Watier Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum is described as a "powerful illuminating serum" that reveals a "more radiant and even complexion". Formulated with 20% stabilized vitamin C, the serum also contains antioxidant-rich ferulic acid and Labrador tea extract, smoothing caviar lime extract, brightening white pine extract, and nourishing squalane. With a slightly citrusy, inoffensive chemical smell that reminds me of the Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturizer (reviewed here), the Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum has a thin, runny consistency that easily spreads on the skin. The formulation absorbs pretty quickly and it leaves behind a slightly tacky residue that layers well with other skincare products. I did not experience any pilling or patching and I love that the formulation doesn't contain most of the icky ingredients (ex. drying alcohol, silicone) that clean skincare is steering away from. 
Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum: Review
Watier | Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum
Maybe I'm a bit extreme but when it comes to evaluating vitamin C serums, I believe that I should be able to see a noticeable difference after just one use if the formulation is potent enough. I'm happy to say that with the Watier Sublimessence High Brightening Vitamin C Serum, I noticed a brighter, more radiant complexion the night after my first try so it definitely stands toe to toe with some of my favorite vitamin C serums. My only critique of the product is probably the pricing, which is steep, especially considering that the bottle doesn't even contain a full 30 ml or product. However, I do feel that it's worth a splurge if you are looking for a solid vitamin C serum.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Squalane, Microcitrus Australasica (Caviar Lime) Fruit Extract, Ferulic Acid, Pinus Strobus (Boreal White Pine) Bark Extract, Ledum Groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) Extract, Tocopherol, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, T-Butyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Citral, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.

Availability:
Watier is available at all major pharmacies, The Bay, Sephora (Canada online), TSC, Amazon, and Watier online.
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