In addition to the sun-protective zinc oxide in the formula (which, by the way, provides SPF 40), there are two other skin-loving active ingredients. Features L-ascorbic acid which is the most potent form of vitamin C, an ingredient known for its skin-lightening effects, and niacinamide which works to shrink pores and even out skin’s texture.
As for the inactive ingredients, there are plenty of them – including a few that we can thank for the inner glow this serum brings. According to cosmetic chemist Ginger King, this formula is rich in moisturizing emollients. “The beautiful glow you will see after applying this treatment is thanks to shea butter, ethyl esters, jojoba and meadowfoam oils,” says King. She also mentions that there is squalane in the formula which helps to moisturize without clogging pores.
My colleagues and I have tried all three tones on our different skin tones. Start with trade editor, Sarah Han, who wears Tone 1. “I always get tired of multitasking products that promise to cover a lot of bases, but Ilia did it,” she says. speak. “I can be even more ‘lazy’ in the morning, thanks to this airy formula, which I apply with clean fingers and melts easily into the skin.” However, to avoid breakouts, Han points out that she should skip any skin care products before applying C Beyond and start with a clean skin.
Personally, I choose Tone 2, for medium skin tones. I take three drops of the liquid formula and blend it into my skin as the last step in my skincare routine. I chose a brush as my blend tool but a sponge or your old fashioned fingers will also work. The formula really just glides on my skin and all the ingredients just sink in, the pigment leaves behind great coverage, but enough to fade any of my dark spots. And the light? It was perfect. I don’t look oily; I just look healthy.
Contributing news editor, Gabi Thorne went with Tone 3, the darkest color of the bunch. “Though the pigment in this product fascinates me at first – it leaves me with radiant skin or looks like a Michael Jackson dance member Splash “she speaks.” I was amazed at how easily it absorbed into my skin. It gives my skin a healthy dewy glow that looks as if I’ve received the perfect dose of golden hour sunshine. “
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https://www.allure.com/story/ilia-c-beyond-triple-serum-review Ilia Beauty’s C Beyond Triple Serum Makes Me Glowy and Protected by the Sun — Editor Review, Photos