About the Origins GinZing Into the Glow Brightening Serum
Once I identified the type of vitamin C in this Origins GinZing Into the Glow Brightening Serum ($44), I began looking into what makes it different than the others I've seen in the past. I found that, when compared with L-ascorbic acid, this lightweight serum's tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a more stable form that doesn't exfoliate as much, is often less irritating, and is oil-soluble so it easily penetrates skin, too.
All those things were true for me I didn't see any redness or peeling, and I couldn't even tell I was wearing it when I touched my face. My complexion also looked plumper — most likely thanks to hyaluronic acid — and, while the product smells like a big glass of orange juice, there's actually a dose of caffeine and green coffee seed extract to support cell turnover in there as well.