Reviewed by Erica

Being a VIP in the TIA community has its perks.  I have been given lots of samples of creams and potions that I’ve been dying to try, but not willing to fork out the money before seeing the product.  So when I was recently given the opportunity to test Nutra-Lift Maximum C Ultra Serum, I was thrilled, not only because it was a full sized bottle so that I could really see results, but also, Nutra-Lift is so keenly priced ($34), that if I did fall in love with it, I wouldn’t be handing over a mortgage payment to buy it.

My skin has a love-hate relationship with vitamin C creams and serums.  I have oily, blemish prone skin, and have tried many vit C potions with no luck so far.  They all tend to wreak havoc on my skin, leaving tiny bumps behind.  Nutra-lift Max C seems to be no different.  I used it for about two weeks on my face and the back of my hands, when the bumps appeared on my face.  Nothing too big but enough for me to discontinue use on my face.  I did however, continue to use this on the back of my hands for the next three weeks.  The skin on my hands have seen better days.  There are two small “sun-spots” on the back of my left hand, and in general they are very dry and get chapped very easily on account that I am a nurse and wash my hands at least 20-30 times a day.

Now, what I couldn’t see on my face, I could see on my hands, which is RESULTS.  Not dramatic results, but the two little “spots” on my left had have faded to barely noticeable except in bright light.  I do not find this serum very hydrating at all, even when used on my face, and I can see where it might dry someone out if not using a good moisturizer on top.  This could be due to the inclusion of DMAE, which I have found can be drying to my skin.  I don’t have wrinkles on my hands, so I can’t speak of its ability or effectiveness on reducing wrinkles, but I do feel like this is a good brightener.  If I could use this on my face, I might actually buy a bottle, but it’s a little pricey just for my hands.

Ingredients

Deionized water, ascorbly palmitate, ascorbly glucosamine, magnesium ascorbly phosphate, L-ascorbic acid, tetrahexydecyl ascorbate, lecithin (phosphatidylcholine), DMAE, A-lipoic acid, hyaluronic acid (pure), super-oxide dismutase (SOD), mushroom beta glucan, CoQ10, natural tocoperols (vitamin E) L-carnitine, ionic calcium, magnesium, vitamin D (ergocalciferol), boron, xanthum gum, orange rind extract, copper sulfate, zinc.