How does this compare to other collagen or Vitamin-C/peptide serums?
I've just finished my Philosophy serum, Hope is Not Enough, with Vitamin C and peptides, and I was wondering how this compares to both Philosophy and the Ole Hendrickson Truth Serum? Does anyone have comparative experience?
Also, I saw that the Dr. Brandt product has something that seems to be like a Vitamin C compound, but from my reading, it doesn't actually seem to be Vitamin C itself. How does this make a difference.
Just as an FYI, I'm 41 with combination skin and I use a lot of Dr. Brandt products, but this one seems a wee bit high in cost as compared to, say, the Ole Henrikson, so I was hoping to see what other peoples' experiences have been so that I could decide. I'd be grateful for any insights or stories about your experiences with any of these collagen-boosting type serums.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
on dr brandt® collagen booster™
I have used a sample of the Henrikson product and didn't like it as well as the Collagen Booster, my skin felt tighter??
I'm just over 30 but I've used Ole Henrikson products before but they're a little bit milder than this one and I like that this collagen booster is a little bit stronger, works faster and produces the results as well. The bottle is not big at all but not small either and yes, it's pricey but I think it's worth it. Besides, a little goes a long way.
I have used both WHINE with the Vitamin C powder and the Truth Serum. Both of those serums outperform Collagen Booster hands down. They plump up skin and provide deep moisture. Also, both of those serums seem to brighten my face and to make it look more awake. Collagen Booster did the opposite by making me look tired. I would definitely pick Philosophy's or Henricksen's serums over this.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
I have not tried the Ole Henrikson Truth Serum, but I use Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough and it is my favorite serum. I like it better than the Dr. Brandt Collagen Booster because I notice immediate effects, it is lightweight and non-sticky, it lightly moisturizes, and it has a pleasant smell. Plus, it's far less expensive. The Dr. Brandt Collagen Booster feels a little heavier on my skin and smells odd to me. It is a good product, but just not worth the extra cost in my opinion.
I think the vitamin C compound in the Collagen Booster you mentioned is Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate in the ingredients list. It is a derivative of vitamin C, which they use because vitamin C can be a little irritating. It is also more stable than vitamin C, which oxidizes when exposed to air and becomes less effective. The vitamin C compound in When Hope is Not Enough is also not vitamin C itself - it's a combination of vitamin C and E (Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate in the ingredients list). Generally, skin care products will probably contain a vitamin C compound rather than pure vitamin C itself, since it is more stable, more effective, and less irritating.
I hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago