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Herbivore Nova 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum Review

Herbivore's New Nova Serum Brightened My Dark Spots in Just 2 Weeks

Herbivore Nova 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum Review
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I'm a sucker for vitamin C serums. The powerhouse ingredient can do it all, from treating hyperpigmentation to addressing my preventative antiaging concerns. As someone who deals with dark spots and uneven skin tone, a good vitamin C serum has become a staple in my skin-care routine, and I'm always on the hunt for the best ones. That's why I was excited to try out the newly launched Herbivore Nova 15% Vitamin C + Turmeric Brightening Serum ($64), and I was shocked at how effective yet gentle it is.

I recently discovered I have fairly sensitive skin, so finding a vitamin C serum that's potent enough to brighten and fade my hyperpigmentation but without causing irritation has been a journey. One thing about Herbivore's Nova Serum is that it's packed with active ingredients meant to tackle dark spots and uneven skin tone, including 15 percent THD vitamin C, a highly stable form of vitamin C; turmeric root extract, an anti-inflammatory; and arbutin. All three ingredients are known to brighten the appearance of dark spots.

I used this serum for 15 days and fell in love with the rich texture and how it made my complexion look radiant and more even-toned. It now has a permanent home in my skin-care routine. Keep reading for my in-depth review, how I used it, and a closer look at my before-and-after photos.

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