This is a review of Kate Ryan Skincare Vitamin C Night Repair Serum. This product claims to minimize skin pigmentation and damage, promote collagen production, reduce visible signs of aging, brighten the complexion, and hydrate skin. This review will examine the ingredients to see if this product can fulfill its claims as well as assess the customer support to determine if this product is a wise purchase choice.
The manufacturer claims that the following ingredients are all key active ingredients:
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
- Rosehip Seed (Rosa Affinis Rubiginosa) Oil
- Soy Lecithin
- Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil
- Tocopherol (Alpha-D-Tocopherol)
- Xanthophyll (Lutein)
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Beta Carotene
- Ascorbyl Palmitate
- Cholesterol Oleyl Carbonate
- Cholesteryl Nanoate
- Cholesteryl Chloride
- Coenzyme Q 10
- Gamma Oryzanol
- Hyaluronic Acid
- DMAE Bitartrate Powder
- Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) Extract
- Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) 90%
- Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Extract
This product is said to have 2 forms of vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and ascorbyl palmitate) which offer antioxidant properties and promote the synthesis of collagen. The formula contains many other antioxidants such as DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, astaxanthin, and phloretin which all protect the skin against oxidative stress and damage. The formula also contains various forms of Vitamin E, Rosehip Oil, and Olive Extract to moisturize and strengthen skin while Hyaluronic Acid among other ingredients hydrate the skin and boost its elasticity. While these ingredients are known to be beneficial in moisturizing, hydrating, and protecting the skin – the lack of patented ingredients is somewhat of a concern. These well tested and clinically proven patented ingredients have targeted benefits, such as increased collagen production or strengthening the skins stem cells. The inclusion of patented ingredients bodes well for product efficacy and some competitor brands have up to 6 patented ingredients in their formulas. Furthermore, there is no mention of the product being manufactured in a GMP certified facility; suggesting that the methods of production may not be up to market standard. This is a concern.
The manufacturer offers relatively vague instructions for use. Simply apply a small amount of the serum to the face, neck, and chest before bed. There is no mention as to how many drops should be used per use or an application method (such as massaging in a circular motion in an upward direction). This product is recommended for all skin and sensitivity types. We are uncertain as to the concentration of key active ingredients in the product so we cannot confirm that the product would be as effective as competitor brands.
A 0.5 oz dropper bottle of Kate Ryan Skincare Vitamin C Night Repair Serum can be bought directly from the manufacturer’s website for $35,00. This is rather expensive for the size of the product and may become costly with extended use, especially since there are no additional discounts or bulk offers available.
The manufacturer offers a 45-day period in which products bought from the Kate Ryan Skincare website only may be returned. Returns will need to be sent with a receipt and need to be over 50% full in order to qualify for a refund. Customers may also be charged a 20% return fee. There are too few customer reviews available for us to confidently comment on whether this product is effective or not.
Kate Ryan Skincare Vitamin C Night Repair Serum Review – Conclusion
This product contains a long list of key ingredients that have been known to offer hydrating and protective support to the skin as well as improve signs of aging. However, this formula is lacking any patented ingredients, which may inhibit the product’s performance when compared to brands that have as many as 6 tested and proven-effective ingredients in their formulas. The directions are vague and the price is very expensive, with no bulk offers to entice a sustained use. The manufacturer guarantee is limited and there are too few customer reviews to confirm product efficacy. For these reasons, we cannot recommend Kate Ryan Skincare Vitamin C Night Repair Serum as the best anti-wrinkle night serum available.