Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum Review

Product Name: Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum

Review Date: July 16, 2016

Rating: 4.1


Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum contains fewer ingredients than your average vitamin C serums. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s less effective.

In fact, this serum is considered as a great dupe for the more costly ones. For a cheaper price, you can get almost the same benefits as the high-end brands from the product.

A higher price tag doesn’t always mean better performance. A long list of ingredients doesn’t mean that a product is more potent than the rest.

The same ideas apply when finding the products for your skin. If you’re wondering about what we’re talking about, you can check out our top vitamin C serum review and our intel for Timeless Skin Vitamin C Serum.

About The Brand

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Timeless Skin Care is one of the very few brands that utilizes as fewer ingredients as possible in their products. Despite having fewer ingredients, this brand doesn’t sacrifice the quality of its skin care line.

The company offers a wide range of products, from anti-aging to anti-acne. It also markets products that take care of dry skin, dark spots as well as saggy skin.

Timeless Skin Care claims that it doesn’t conduct testing on animals. Despite its cruelty-free ingredients, it doesn’t mean that the serum is completely safe from adverse reactions.

Main Ingredients

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The product lists down just 11 ingredients. But despite its short list, we find the combination of its ingredients very interesting.

Aside from its L-Ascorbic Acid Content, the serum also has Alpha Tocopherol and Panthenol (Vitamin B5). These two ingredients give the product a great moisturizing and anti-aging benefits.

Timeless also included Sodium Hyaluronate into the product. It’s a sister form of Hyaluronic Acid but more stable and resistant to oxidation.

You can also find propylene glycol, dehydroacetic acid and Benzyl Alcohol.

Uses and Effects

Timeless Vitamin C Serum can leave your skin feeling very hydrated after use. It also doesn’t leave any oily residue behind which we think is very nice about this product.

Most users noticed their skin’s texture had improved after months of using the serum. It worked well, specifically in addressing dark spots, melasma and dull complexion.

If you have dehydrated or rough skin or if you’re struggling with freckles, flakiness or redness, we suggest that you consider using the product. It’s a good alternative to the costly high-end vitamin C serums in the market today.


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The product has a light formulation that tends to lean on the runny side. It applies smoothly on the skin and gets absorbed pretty quick.

The color is clear and it has a concentration of 20%.

Because of its Ferulic Acid content, a lot of users claim that this serum stays fresh longer than the previous brands they’ve used. Some of them were even able to use the product for nearly a month.

But, of course, as vitamin C serum tends to degrade easily, you have to be very careful on where you store it. Even though it has stabilizers, it doesn’t mean that you can leave it somewhere around the house, right?

One downside of the product is its scent which is somewhat metallic. If you have an extra sensitive sense of smell, this serum can be too repulsive for you.

How To Use

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Application of the serum should be right after cleansing and drying your face. Make sure you have enough product to cover your face, neck and chest area.

For best results, we recommend using the product twice a day, but keep in mind to gauge your skin’s sensitivity first. If you see redness, itching and irritation, you should decrease the frequency of application or lessen the amount of product you apply.

Effects can’t be seen right away or after just a few applications. It can take weeks or even months before you can see any significant improvement in your skin’s texture and complexion.


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The product comes in an orange box which is typical of Timeless Skin’s products. The serum is packaged in a blue tinted 30 mL bottle.

It comes with its own pipette which is a plus factor for us. However, a handful of users complains about how flimsy or faulty the serum’s lid is.

They claim that the lid doesn’t get sealed tightly which causes the product to spill or leak. They end up losing almost half of what the bottle contains.

The Verdict

What We Liked

  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Fewer but more potent ingredients
  • A great dupe for the more expensive vitamin C serums
  • Doesn’t oxidize fast

What We Didn’t Like

  • Scent may be too strong for some people
  • Faulty lid

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