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AmeeJay

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Alternatives for Vitamin C?

My skin has been recovering well, less acne and fading PIH. So I thought it would be fine that I restart my usual routine. After a while I realized acne is appearing a lot on my cheek area. Turns out it was because of the vitamin c I've been using. I figured that out because it's the only product that stings and I reintroduced Vitamin C a little later into my routine. I'd love to know if there are alternatives to Vitamin C for brightening skin tone. Niacinamide hasn't done much for my skin honestly 😅 I'm open to other Vitamin C products or other skin brightening ingredients 😊
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skinvenue

Oily/Sensitive

Skin1004 Tone Brightening Ampoule has 77% centella asiatica, 4% niacinamide, 2% tranexamic acid and Vit. C derivative. I've been using it for only a week so I really haven't seen much improvement in my current PIH but the ingredients looks very promising.
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule

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Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule

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AmeeJay

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oooh great ingredients! I will definitely look that up. Thank you so much for the rec! 😃
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myskinbeautydiary

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You should try tiam! work so well on me
Vita B3 Source

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Vita B3 Source

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AmeeJay

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Oh Tiam! a pretty high % of niacinamide 😯 alpha arbutin included too! I might check this out. Thank you for the rec! 😊
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skinxavior

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maybe you can try other vitamin c derivatives such as EAA which is more gentle and less iritated compared to aacorbic acid?
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AmeeJay

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Oh that's a new discovery for me! Do you have any product recommendations woth EAA?
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MsK

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You could try products containing tranexamic acid or azelaic acid. Both are good for brightening/balancing skin tone.
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AmeeJay

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The only brand I know that has tranexamic acid is Inkey List and it's sold out online 🥲 I know of TO's Azelaic Acid but I feel like I'm scared to use acids 😓
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glowriri

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try this! an alternative for vit c
All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum

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All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum

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AmeeJay

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amazing list of ingredients! I can see that Niacinamide is a great alternative for vit c. Hopefully it works for my skin. Thank you for the rec! 😄
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