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Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Day Cream Review

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Age Spots, Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Sun Spots, Uneven Skin, Wrinkles
kat burki vitamin c intensive day cream
October 22, 2014 Reviewed by Katya 0 Comments
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A delightful moisturizer that provides a wonderful tactile experience but falls short on anti-aging benefits


Moisturizes and soothes skin


Price does not justify results

I am in my late 30s with combination skin, and I routinely use products that brighten my complexion. I have few sun spots but some post-breakout marks that I tackle with Retin A, vitamin C serums and a glycolic moisturizer and toner. With the exception of Retin A, I have set all of these products aside to try Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Day Cream ($90) and used it twice a day for eight weeks.

Its main ingredient is sodium ascorbyl phosphate, which is a more stable form of vitamin C that does not degrade rapidly. The rest of the formulation is pretty standard. The only interesting ingredient to me was wild crafted Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi). Reishi mushrooms hail from China, and they are said to have anti-inflammatory properties and suppress melanin production.

The cream faintly smells of honeysuckle and is absorbed like a dream. Its texture is fantastic. It is very soothing and has a very silky smooth finish. It is a fantastic moisturizer, but unfortunately, it doesn’t go much beyond that. I feel like it promotes the elasticity of the skin, but it did not brighten my complexion at all. My marks and spots are still there. In its defense, I liked wearing it particularly during the day knowing that I have a pretty good antioxidant protection against photo damage, but it is hard to judge the efficacy of the cream based on that factor alone.

The cream provides a wonderful tactile experience but it is a formulation that does not come close to justifying its $90 cost for 1.7 oz. There is plenty of affordable products available out there with vitamin C as the star of the show.

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