Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Review

Last updated on 7 June, 2022

Using a vitamin C Serum in your skincare routine can be a game changer. I was introduced to Vitamin C Serum when I received Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum some 5 years back. I never thought of trying any other serum until I tried Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum. Today we are going to take a look at Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum review which am pretty impressed with.

Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Review

Brand Claims

This super serum is packed with powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients. It hydrates, corrects uneven skin tone, lessens hyperpigmentation, and protects the skin from environmental damage. This proprietary Vitamin C complex is a tested solution to address signs of aging, skin brightening, and recovery. The secret to its magic lies within our unique formulation which is a powerful and carefully balanced blend of active and natural ingredients.

Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Ingredients

Active & Natural Ingredients: Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (aka Vitamin C), Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E, Liquorice Extract, Mulberry Extract, Grape Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil.

Base Ingredients: Aqua, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Gluconate

Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Review

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The product is packed in an amber coloured glass bottle with a pump up mechanism. The bottle also comes with a protective cap for the pump dispenser. Nonetheless I find this packaging very very useful as compared to the glass dropper packaging. This one is easy to use as well as travel with. The texture of the serum is gel cream kind of with runny consistency like a serum. The product is white in colour. The best part about the serum is its fragrance. It smells just amazing, like a floral fruity kind. It makes the usage of the product more enjoyable and the fragrance lasts a little longer.

Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Review

My experience with Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum

As mentioned earlier this is just my second vitamin C after Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum. I didn’t have any high hopes with the serum since vitamin C does take time to show effects. Application of the serum initially gave me a little tingling sensation. Later on my skin didn’t experience any tingling sensation with alternate day use. The formulation has 20% Vitamin C (which might seem non beginner friendly) along with low molecular weight HA and Grape Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil which help minimise the skin barrier damage.

The serum is easily absorbed into the skin without any sticky or watery feeling. It not only sinks into the skin beautifully but also works well with the layering method. I usually like to layer up with a moisturizer in case any irritation occurs. The brand has mentioned to use day and night, however my skin felt a little uncomfortable while doing so and I switched to just alternative days in my PM routine once. I find this serum to be a little extra on the exfoliating side, although yes vitamin C as an ingredient is exfoliating.

I can notice a considerable amount of effects on my acne scars which were a little pinkish in colour. It has a clarifying effect on my skin as I can see how my right cheek has been looking clear with the reduction of acne marks and scars. I have been using the serum for 4 weeks and started noticing effects in the second week with alternate day usage. I have been religiously following up on sunscreen and have noticed that while removing the sunscreen I can feel a little dryness if I use this serum the previous day. That’s the reason I feel that this serum is a little extra exfoliating.

I can see a slight difference in my small acne marks, especially the fresh ones. Whenever I apply the serum, I feel a little dryness on my cheeks where all of my acne pits and scars are there. The serum with its good exfoliating properties might be the reason for dryness and acne scar reduction. I also make sure to use sunscreen diligently while using the serum. Using vitamin C serum during the night is my norm, as I tend to forget my sunscreen whenever I am in a hurry.

I haven’t seen any reduction in the pigmentation at the corner of my lips. Pigmentation as is takes a lot of time to reduce and given the clarifying effect of the serum on the rest of my face I am not even complaining.

Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum Review

The best part about Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum is its fragrance and consistency. The serum consistency is perfect for regular use while being light yet hydrating. The product might give a little tingling sensation initially. However, I would still say this is a beginner friendly vitamin C serum as the formulation contains low molecular weight HA alongwith Grape Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil which help minimise the skin barrier damage.

Using the serum day and night might not be useful as it exfoliates the skin pretty well. It is better to use on alternative days while keeping in mind to diligently use a sunscreen. The serum gives a noticeable clarifying effect to the skin while working slowly on acne scars. I am happy to say that I might just go on and purchase the Koko Chemistry Vitamin C Serum, as this one I received as a PR with no obligation to post a review.

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About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.