I didn’t expect much from a Vitamin C Serum that costs a fourth (if even that) of what my serums typically cost, but honestly, this one made me smile. Vitamin C Serums, in general, are one of my favorite skincare items because of the skin brightening effects and anti-aging benefits. However, this particular formulation contains 10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which is a salt of ascorbic acid aka Vitamin C and is mainly used as an antioxidant, so I wasn’t expecting my complexion to improve that much in such a short time, but it did!
Maple Holistics is a brand that I’m just now becoming familiar with after they contacted me to try one of their products. Now because I don’t know much about the brand, I won’t go into detail about it but what I will say is that this particular product worked for me and my skin tone looked brighter than before.
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Final Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by the results of this product. I woke up to visibly brighter skin and my other daily products worked well with this product. I had no adverse reactions. Now with that being said, this product was not as useful as some of my pricier serums, but it did work and would be great for someone with a tight budget and newbies to the Vitamin C world. The product was easy to use, not overly sticky and has not yet oxidized after over a month of having it.
The website lists the ingredients as follows:
Water, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) 10%, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Vitamin E Acetate, Algae Extract
however, the product that I received has the ingredients listed as this:
Water, Vitamin C(Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Vegetable Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Vitamin E Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ferulic Acid, Algae Extract, Pullulan Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate
This difference is very confusing as a consumer but the updated ingredient list is more complicated and has additional beneficial items such as Hyaluronic Acid and the ester of Vitamin A, so I’m not that mad, but it is something to note. Overall my experience with the product has been very good, and I will add this to my skincare rotation for November even though my testing process has come to an end.
All of their products are made in the US and are cruelty-free.
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