Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion: Everything’s Coming Up Bright and Glowy!

Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion

I adore skin-brightening products. Mind you, I said brightening and not whitening as there’s a very distinct difference between the two. I’m not looking to lighten my skin colour (that’s what you get with lightening products that may contain bleaching ingredients); I’m far more interested in bright and radiant skin, skin that isn’t dull or peaky. I want glowy skin. And that’s what brightening products, particularly Vitamin C skincare can do for you.

I’ve mentioned on the blog many times that I’m a big fan of citrus scents. It’s a common practice that a lot of Vitamin C serums smell like oranges. This Kerstin Florian one does too. Paris B found one that doesn’t smell of oranges and I’ll be giving that Vitamin C serum a go next. But for now, I’d like to tell you about an awesome Vitamin C serum I discovered, and it’s the Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion.

Like many Vitamin C serums, this too smells of oranges. The scent wouldn’t agree with everyone, particularly if you don’t enjoy citrus scents but since I do, this is totally up my alley. 🙂

Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion Ingredients

It’s a very lightweight gel serum that spreads very easily on the skin and absorbs quickly. I use this after a hydrating serum like Paula’s Choice’s Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster and it absorbs like a dream. My skin practically drinks it up!

The results aren’t instantaneous but it didn’t take long before I started noticing a difference to my skin. It’s brighter, more radiant and it glows without looking like an oily wok. My hyperpigmentation appears slightly lightened (I have no intentions of getting rid of my freckles as I love them to bits) and the overall quality of my skin has improved.

Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion

Kerstin Florian doesn’t offer a specific percentage of Vitamin C that is included in this serum as it contains a complex of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbic acid which is not standard Vitamin C. It is a complex that is 50x stronger than Vitamin C and therefore cannot be measured by percentage against a regular concentration of Vitamin C.

There are mixed opinions on when to use Vitamin C serums. Many believe that Vitamin C is photosensitive and that skincare products that contain Vitamin C should only be used at night. In fact, studies have shown that Vitamin C actually works better when used during the day with a sunscreen as it increases the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skin’s defence against UV exposure. I use this as my day serum and finish my skincare routine with a high SPF sunscreen. I’ve not experienced any form of skin photosensitivity with this serum when used during the day.

Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion

Kerstin Florian is an expensive brand to begin with, so I regret to tell you that this serum isn’t cheap. However, I did get very good results with it, which is why this is yet another serum I’m happy to purchase with my own coin (just need to save a LOT of coins for this one). I’ll be trying the Hylamide Booster Series C25 serum next and would love to see how it compares to this Kerstin Florian serum. Fingers crossed the Hylamide one works better because it’s a lot cheaper too! 😛 But for now, I’m a happy camper with this delicious-smelling serum.

Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C+ Infusion

Kerstin Florian’s Correcting Serum C+ Infusion retails at a whopping AU$169.00 for 30ml and is available on the Kerstin Florian website.

What I like about it: Ultra lightweight texture, smells deliciously of oranges in a bottle, gave me bright and radiant skin, my freckles appear lighter.

What I do not like about it: Pricey as heck.

Do you use Vitamin C serums too? If you do, which one’s your favourite? If you don’t, would you be game to give them a go?

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12 comments… add one
  1. Paris B

    Sounds like a good one! Brightening is fine by me too and Vitamin C is one of the best, as I recently learned. Hope the Hylamide one works for you. It’s not an overnight game changer, but it is a game changer 🙂
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    1. Tine

      I have 2 Vitamin C products waiting for me to use after this – the Hylamide C25 and the Philosophy Vit C booster powder. I’m keen on the C25 but I must admit, the gimmicky powder boost thing is tempting me more! 😛

  2. I haven’t tried a Vitamin C serum yet – not sure I want to splash out for this one as my first one though lol! Do they all focus on improving brightness?
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    1. Tine

      Yep, that’s what Vitamin C products do. Ultimately they brighten the skin, stops making it look dull, makes it radiant-looking. For your first one, try the Hylamide C25. It’s much cheaper than this one and I’ve read rave reviews about it. You can get it from Priceline. 🙂

  3. Mel

    DANG, that price tag!! 😮
    Way out of my price tag, but glad it worked for you!
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    1. Tine

      Yeah it’s a big ouch price tag indeed!

  4. Tracy

    I started using the one from Hylamide about a month ago and have seen definite improvements in all over skin quality. I don’t have a ton of hyperpigmentation but there was this one pesky spot right under my eye that wouldn’t go away. It’s not completely gone but it has visibly lightened. I also use this as my day serum and love the fact that it’s not heavily scented. I’m curious to know how this one works out for you in the long run.
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    1. Tine

      Ahh the wonders of Vitamin C! Glad to know that the Hylamide works for you. I’ll be starting on that once this Kerstin Florian one finishes. 🙂

  5. Catherine

    I have been using a vitamin c product by Aspect, stocked by my beautician- I believe it has made my skin less dull. Smells delicious!

    1. Tine

      That’s the beauty of Vitamin C! 😀

  6. MonicaP

    Ooo, yes .. this is a bit pricey .. 🙂 I’m currently looking for a c-serum and may purchase the Paula’s Choice Resist C15 serum. I’m currently using the Ole Henriksen Truth serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster and find this product sticky 😛

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    1. Tine

      I used the Paula’s Choice C15 serum and it was good. I’ve heard of the one by Ole Henriksen but haven’t tried it out. But since you said it’s sticky, I’ll stay away from it, thank you very much! 😛

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