My latest product is the Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop by Klairs! This is my first time trying any type of vitamin drop, but was it successful? Are they really worth the hype? A popular staple in many Korean skin care routines, I had to try it for myself. Check out my review below!
What is a Vitamin Drop?
This vitamin drop uses the “power of pure Vitamin C” to help energise your skin. These types of drops are also used to improve dull, uneven skin tones and help brighten the look of your skin. I like to use this Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop after cleansing my skin and hydrating with toner. So in my routine, this vitamin drop is my third step each night.
At 5% Vitamin C concentration, this drop is supposed to be gentle enough for those of us with sensitive skin but still condense enough to even out skin tone, tighten pores, brighten skin and fade pigmentation. A lot of the reviews suggest that this drop also helps reduce the visibility of old acne scars which is, thankfully, one issue I don’t have.
It’s also recommend that you keep your vitamin drop vial in the fridge or a dark cool place away from direct sunlight for it to last longer and to avoid discolouration. I personally keep mine in the fridge as it’s easiest for me and so far, the product has stayed perfectly clear.
What’s It Like?
First off, the bottle is super cute. Who doesn’t love good packaging, right?
After taking the bottle out of the fridge, the liquid is obviously cold, but has definitely retained it’s clear-colour even after a few weeks of use. By using the dropper, I squeeze a small portion into the vital and use 3 medium-sized drops: one on my forehead and one on each cheek. That’s enough to cover my whole face. You can obviously use more if you feel like you need to. However, I like to keep this layer fairly light as the product itself is fairly thick.
The drops definitely have a faint citrus smell. By no means is the smell overwhelming or annoying, but it is strong enough to be noticeable. Thankfully it’s still light and not too strong. As someone who can be sensitive to smells, this product is fine and the smell disappears pretty quickly after use.
After I rub the product into my skin, I put it back into the fridge for the next day! I know some people incorporate drops into their morning and evening skin care routine, but I decided to only use them during the night. Even after two weeks or so of using these drops, I genuinely think my skin looks much more even and my pores are far smaller than before.
What’s In It?
Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop ingredients: Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid(5%), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol
- Vegan Friendly
- Artificial coloring-free
- Artificial fragrance-free
- pH 3.5 ± 1.0
What Does Klairs’ Vitamin Drop Feel Like?
It’s actually really nice having the drops in the fridge as they feel really refreshing and cool on my face. Somewhat similar to the Klairs supple preparation toner, the drops are thicker than water, but still light enough that they will run down your face if you’re not quick enough to rub them in.
Like I mentioned, I just use 3 medium-sized drops and that’s plenty to cover my entire face. The drops are easy to rub in but they don’t completely dry right away and it does feel a bit sticky while you’re waiting for it to dry. Essentially, they’re far more noticeable on your skin than the Klairs supple toner. That’s really the only down-side for me personally is that the drops feels sticky until you forget that its on your face and has fully dried. If it was part of my morning routine, it probably wouldn’t be a problem. But because I use this product right before bed, sometimes it feels like the product is going to soak into my pillowcase if it hasn’t had enough time to dry.
Overall, I really like these drops! They are an easy third step in my skin care routine and I feel like my skin looks far more even since using them. They’re easy to apply, it literally takes just a few seconds to fully cover your face, and you’re done!
The only downsides to these vitamin C drops are that they do have a chemical-citrus smell and they feel a bit sticky when applied. Although if you give it some time, the smell isn’t noticeable and the product will dry into your skin better. So I guess it’s just about being patient for this good product to work its magic!