Best Serums in the World- Kat Rudu Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid
Every summer without fail, I begin to step up my skincare routine (as if I weren’t already obsessed the rest of the year) for fear of the inevitably harsher sun’s rays as well as the desire to go to picnics and parties like any other normal human being, outdoors. No matter how much I layer on the best sunscreen, wear wide brim hats or duck under one huge umbrella to another in attempts to play hopscotch-avoid-the-sun, there comes a point where I have to live my life and not constantly be terrified of damaging my skin.
A major part of caring for my skin year round but especially during summertime is religiously using Kat Rudu’s Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid. As my avid readers will recall, it was just last month that I did my first ever Kat Rudu feature after having discovered her extraordinary line of skincare a few months ago. This Vitamin C Serum is my second introduction to Rudu’s line and with each passing day, I am falling more deeply in love with what it’s doing to my skin.
Before I share the results of using the Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum, let’s talk about the key ingredients here and what they do.
Vitamin C –widely known to aid in general skin recovery but specifically helps in brightening hyperpigmentation.
Hyaluronic Acid- a naturally occurring chemical in the human body that helps with healing the skin from many types of damages; helps create plump, youthful looking skin.
Ferulic Acid- a naturally occurring compound found in plants, known to actively fight against inflammation and damaged cells.
Gotu Kola- widely used for centuries in Asian medicine, this herb helps with sun damage and fights bacteria.
Vitamin E- a powerful antioxidant not naturally occurring in the human body, wards off wrinkles and protects against environmental damage.
As with all Kat Rudu skincare products, this Vitamin C Serum is free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetics, propylene glycol, fillers, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, artificial fragrance, animal bi-products and triethanolamine, as well as being vegan and cruelty-free.
One of my favorite aspects of Kat Rudu’s skincare products is their scent, none of which are overpowering, fake or perfume-ridden. The Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum has a wonderfully light lemon herb scent which dissipates almost as soon as you apply it to your face. Only if you hold it under your nose can you get a good whiff of it.
The serum’s texture is a thin liquid, of a slight yellowish hue and disappears into your skin as soon as you apply it. As with my first introduction to Kat Rudu’s line, this serum was no different in its near immediate potency. In the first week, I began using the serum in my morning routine but decided to add it to my nightly routine and therein lies the secret.
As many great skincare products as I have reviewed, featured and continue to use as part of my daily routine, it is still extremely difficult to find a product that truly makes a significant difference in reducing the appearance of old sunspots and acne scars. Call me vain for striving to have perfect skin, (and yes, I realize that those light spots don’t make a huge deal in the general scheme of life), but I’m really not interested in going through the coming decades of my life with a smattering of light brown spots that shouldn’t even be on my face in the first place.
It was with a little less disbelief than my first time with Rudu’s product that I felt elation after just the first week of use, and even more so after two weeks. In that first week when I was using the serum morning only, the immediate effects were the silky soft skin and a reduction of oiliness throughout the day. Two weeks after first use, when I had begun incorporating the Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum into my nightly routine as well, that’s when magic happened and the skincare angels were singing. (Anyone who has battled stubborn sunspots or even more stubborn acne scars will understand this feeling).
I looked at my skin in broad daylight. I looked at my skin in the magnifying mirror (the same one my facialist told me to throw out haha). I looked at my skin under those horrible white office lights. All scenarios showed the same thing: those three areas on my face I have come to be deeply annoyed with for reminding me that I should never pick at pimples and for not having worn sunscreen in my 20’s, HAD FADED into approximately half its strength in color. After just 2 weeks!!
Tempted to pour the entire bottle of Rudu’s serum on my face and lie down for an hour as if it were a mask, (I didn’t), I just stared at it instead lamenting why I had not discovered Rudu years ago. Better late than never, I suppose. It’s now been nearly two months and I’ve just recently had a birthday where everyone asked me how the heck I was de-aging.
If you are battling any of my issues (hyperpigmentation) and oiliness, or if you are experiencing bouts of acne, generally lackluster skin, or, if you are anyone who does not have 100% perfect skin, get yourself a bottle (or few) of Rudu’s Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid. This one is a life changer. Make no mistake about it; no matter who you are, what you do for a living, where you live, how old you are, what skin color you have, or even what facial features you have, there is no denying that having beautiful skin can and does change our outlook on life and changes how people treat us. You can take on the crusade of trying to make the world a less superficial place (which I am 100% in support of) but while you’re at it, there’s nothing wrong with being in good health inside out, which includes good skin.
A 30 ml / 1 fl. oz. bottle is available at US $85, lasts about 4 months with twice daily use and will save you not only thousands of dollars in plastic surgery (for those of you into that), botox (still can’t figure out why anyone does that with skincare products like Rudu around), and whatever other frightening things people do, but far more importantly, this is investing in the part of us we all present to the world first and foremost- our face. It is far more prudent to spend what we can on the appropriate skincare (in addition of course to eating healthy and exercising), than to live in regret later for not having taken simple actions to take care of our skin or to go down the aforementioned frightening path of (shudder) surgery and such. Make friendly with Kat Rudu’s skincare, dear readers, you will be thrilled you did.
P.S. Some of you readers wonder if I get paid to write any of these features and the answer is 100% NEVER. From my skincare reviews to restaurant and hotel reviews, these are all my genuine feelings on each subject from personal experience. Many brands are kind enough to send me product samples but very few who do actually make it to my site; those that have, genuinely belong in my list of World’s Best.