Improves skin's tone and texture
Easy to use with other products
Strange smell upon first use
Slight warming sensation when applying
Clear bottle promotes fast oxidation
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
We put the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
By now, it’s certain that if you’ve stumbled upon this review, you believe in the power of skincare. We might even take it further to assume you believe in the power of vitamin C and are searching for your best match. If you’re new to the world of vitamin C, welcome. You should know a few fast facts about this potent ingredient: it helps protect your skin from premature aging caused by the sun (think fine lines and wrinkles), aids in stimulating the growth of collagen, which is what gives our skin elasticity, and addresses hyperpigmentation.
Ahead, I tested out Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop for three weeks to see what kind of results I'd get. Spoiler alert: I might’ve found your new favorite vitamin C serum that isn’t going to drain your checking account.
Best for: Face and neck
Uses: Boosts radiance, evens skin tone, fades discoloration, tighten pores
Potential Allergens: Citrus junos fruit extract, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) Fruit extract, nelumbium speciosum flower extract, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract
Active Ingredients: Ascorbic acid, centella asiastica extract
Byrdie Clean?: Yes
About the Brand: Founded in 2010, Klairs Skincare’s mission is to create products with raw, safe ingredients that go through vigorous testing. Formulated with sensitive skin in mind, each product is formulated to effectively treat common skincare concerns without causing irritation.
About My Skin: A vitamin C serum devotee
I believe in the power of vitamin C and use it every single day in my morning and sometimes evening skincare routine. I have combination/sensitive skin, and my main concerns are texture, addressing dullness, elasticity, and anti-aging. I apply vitamin C every morning before my sunscreen as the last step in my skincare routine. Some brands I’ve used for vitamin C serums are Skinceuticals, Instanaturals, and Drunk Elephant.
Keep in mind that if you’re sensitive to essential and fruit oils, this is not going to be the serum for you as it contains plant and fruit extracts.
How to Apply: To face and neck morning and night
There are a few ways you can apply this serum for the best results. If you have sensitive skin and are new to vitamin C, you can start by adding a few drops of the serum morning and evening (or at least three times per week) to your daily moisturizer and work your way up to applying the serum to your bare face when the time comes. You can also apply a few drops to your bare face after cleansing in the morning and evening before your final skincare products. For a simple a.m. routine, apply the serum and follow up with sunscreen—this is a must! For nighttime, apply the serum and follow up with your moisturizer/cream.
After using the serum for three weeks, I noticed my skin felt hydrated, bright, and looked dewy.
Packaging: Could be improved
Vitamin C serums are notoriously unstable, breaking down when exposed to oxygen and sunlight. Many brands, therefore, choose to house their product in an opaque bottle to help counteract this. Klairs' serum is in a clear bottle, so be sure to keep it in a cool, dark place away from sunlight to help preserve its shelf life.
The Results: Toned and dewy looking skin
There were a few things I had to get used to upon my first initial week of using this serum. The first is the smell. Upon opening, I found the product smelled slightly like glue, which caught me off guard, but it quickly went away and evaporated. The second was that upon applying, I felt a warm and tingling sensation that also dissipated over time. When I read that this was normal, I felt much better.
After using the serum for three weeks, I noticed my skin felt hydrated, bright, and looked dewy. The serum was absorbed quickly and left a soft, velvet-like finish on my skin, and worked very well under makeup. There was also absolutely no pilling, tacky texture, or issues around combining it with other products.
I liked how the serum made my skin feel and look and noticed a difference in the radiance and tone of my skin. I also experienced a few breakouts throughout the course of using this serum, they were not irritated by it—in fact, the serum helped calm my skin. I also liked how my pores looked after using the serum: slightly smaller and less noticeable.
The Value: Affordable and delivers results
There’s a sliding scale in price points when it comes to vitamin C serums. But for all of the benefits you get from this particular product—including how well it addresses skincare concerns and works with other products— the price tag of $23 is absolutely something I consider to be affordable.
Similar Products: You've got options
Maelove Glow Maker: Vitamins C and E, ferulic acid, and hyaluronic acid make up Maelove's Glow Maker ($30) that helps with skin’s tone, texture, glow, and elasticity while addressing dark spots and uneven skin tone. Apply in the morning and follow up with sunscreen daily.
Typology Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C: This active and rich serum restores radiance to dull skin while addressing anti-aging concerns. To yield the best results, use the Typology Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C ($30) consistently for at least four weeks.
Good (Skin) Days C’s The Day Serum: Vitamin C, licorice root, and niacinamide come together in Good (Skin) Days C's The Day Serum ($26) to create a powerful ingredient trio that helps minimize pores, address dullness and uneven texture, and help minimize fine lines with consistent use.
The Klairs' Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop delivered results for me in as little as three weeks, and for that, I give it my seal of approval for a daily treatment that’s effective and worth trying.
- Product Name Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
- Product Brand Klairs
- SKU 8809115025050
- Price $23
- Weight 1.18 oz.
- Ingredients Water, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid(5%), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol.
- What's Included The serum in a dropper bottle