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Nutra-Lift Maximum C Ultra Serum


Brightened sunspots on hands


Does not double as a moisturizer
December 24, 2010 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 4 Comments
Not suitable for all skin types, especially those sensitive to vitamin C

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.


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.

  • December 28, 2010

    by carol

    Hi Marta,
    Thank you! I'm 51 and have been trying to take really good care of my skin ... with products with good ingredients and nothing nasty for your skin. Would love to use the YBF skincare line, but not affordable. Did purchase YBF Correct from you, loved it, but too expensive. Thought the Mad Hippie products might be worthwhile. I thank you for responding and do look forward to your thoughts after you've given them a try.

  • December 27, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Carol, Mad Hippie emailed me with the ingredients for their vitamin C serum. It looks really good. Even the preservatives are interesting (sodium anisate is one made from fennel):

    Water Deionized, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Alkyl Benzoate, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit), Hyaluronic acid, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Tocotrienol (Vitamin E), Ferulic acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium Phytate, Xanthum Gum, hydroxyethylcellulose

    The other products look good. I am going to have to try them out. Thanks for the tip Carol.

  • December 27, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Carol,
    Mad Hippie (I love the name) doesn't list all the ingredients on their website so I have emailed for the full ingredient list for the vit C serum. I'll let you know when I hear back.

  • December 27, 2010

    by Carol

    Hi Marta!
    I'm so happy I found your website! Finally something for us "a little older women" !! I love reading your honest reviews on all the products out there. So many.... so confusing. I haven't tried Nutra-Lift Maximum C yet. I've been using a vitamin C lotion by a company called Mad Hippie, which I do love. Any way possible you could review it? They also have a face cream and eye cream which I'm currently using. Would it be possible for you to review their products and let me know your opinion ? Thank you !!

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