The DAYCELL Dr. VITA Vitamin C Cream* is a “Vitamin Brightening Gel.” It’s part of a range of Vitamin gels by Dr. Vita that target a specific problem. The Vitamin C Cream is a Whitening Cream made to target “dark & cheerless skin,” an abundance of freckles and blemishes, and rough and inelastic skin texture. It has Pure Vitamin C 10%, no parabens or pigments, and provides melanin control, skin whitening and anti-aging.
You all know how I feel about whitening products in general—I don’t like them—but if something promises to make my “cheerless” skin (read: dull) better, then I’m going to try it. The Vitamin C Cream also has Kiwi Cell Extract, which apparently contains more vitamin C than apples or oranges, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice to soothe irritated skin and neutralize dry skin. DAYCELL claims that their product has high concentration vitamin and a patented “nano-coating capsule containing vitamin core ingredient.” OOOH, SCIENCE!
Since this is a Korean product, I was surprised to see several eBay UK listings at the top of the Google results page. It turns out that DAYCELL Dr. VITA Vitamin C Cream is used by Kim Ji-won, a Korean actress that’s on a T.V. show called The Heirs (see here).
Koreans are pretty known for having good skin, but I think that the personal endorsement of familiar (beautiful!) faces helps the case of the product even a little. The basic focus of this particular cream is complexion control—that means improving skin tone and clearing out blemishes, controlling melanin pigmentation, and brightening the overall appearance of the skin.
The gel actually looks more like a cream, and it is quite thick. It’s thick, though easy to spread around and is light on the face. However, I noticed that it felt really warm when it came in contact with my skin. I found my answer when I was looking for more info online. It turns out that the temperature rise is an “active reaction” of the pure vitamin C. More on that here.
The instructions said to use twice daily, in the morning and at night, after “basic skin care,” which to me is just cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Here is the gel on my bare face after my basic skin care. It sinks in pretty well and doesn’t look greasy on the face.
Here I am with the rest of my makeup on. I just used a pore-minimizing balm, concealer under my eyes, and a setting powder for the concealer for my base. Not a bad turnout for a practically base-less face, don’t you think?
To be honest, it didn’t really feel very heavy on the skin, but the application just felt really unpleasant for day time wear, which is why I don’t reach for this in the mornings, unlike prescribed. Like I said, it grows quite warm to the touch, so having a fresh face and then putting this on really makes it feel heavy. I’ve been using this, instead, during the night and it’s working out really well for me so far.
I haven’t seen any long-term effects yet, as I’ve only used this for about a week or so, but I’ll let you know if I ever end up getting the skin of a Korean celebrity.
I have no information regarding DAYCELL’s animal testing policy.