I’ve been trying out two of Physicians Formula’s newest skincare products for the past few months. I bought the 24-Karat Gold Collagen Serum for $13.00 and the Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick for $8.00. I bought both of these at Walmart because they are cheaper there. Neither of these are available at Ulta and only the Collagen Serum is available on the Physicians Formula website. I love one of these and the other, well…not so much.
24-Karat Gold Collagen Serum
The 24-Karat Gold Collagen Serum is infused with vegan collagen, complexion-enhancing 24-Karat Gold, moisturizing glycerin, lifting polymers and brightening vitamin B3. I am on my second bottle of this so that should tell you that I’ve really been enjoying it. I’ve not seen any miraculous changes in my skin since using this but when I apply it my skin does look brighter and more firm. My skin is combination with hormonal acne and this has not made my skin worse in any way. This can slightly burn dry or sensitive areas on the skin but has not caused any lasting damage. This wears well under makeup or just by itself. I will continue to use this and recommend it.
Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick
The Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick contains SPF 30, brightening Vitamin C, anti-aging Kakadu Plum, and hydrating orange and sunflower oils. I really wanted to like this but I just can’t. The directions say to apply this under makeup but I noticed this made my makeup not last as long and my face would get very greasy. I even let this “dry” on my face one morning for about an hour before I applied my makeup and it just never dried down. It stays oily on the skin. The SPF that’s in this burns my eyes terribly if it gets anywhere near them. Not all facial products with SPF do this, only some and this is one of them. I thought I might could just use this at night but it just made my skin feel gross and again, the SPF burned my eyes. I then tried just using it on days I don’t wear makeup but my face just feels and looks too greasy with it on. I highly doubt I’ll use this up and I don’t recommend it unless you have extremely dry skin.
I really think the Collagen Serum is worth checking out. It’s a very good price for a full ounce of product that seems to actually work. The Vitamin C Facial Oil Stick might work for somebody but it definitely didn’t for me. Have you tried either of these? What did you think? Thanks for reading and have a great day!