Finding the right skin care products has been difficult for me all my life. I have combination (oily/dry) skin that has been getting more splotchy with age. It seems that over the past few years my face has become much more red and easily irritated. Add to this some brownish discolored cheekbones, deeper and darker under-eye circles (thanks to the Italian genes) and a yellow tint around my eyes and mouth. I sound like a hot mess and I looked like one too! That is until I discovered the Ester-C skin care line by J/A/S/O/N about a month ago.
I purchased the Ester-C Lotion and Ester-C C-Lite skin tone balancer because I was looking for something that would moisturize my face before my usual makeup routine. As a lover of makeup, I know that makeup only looks as good as the skin that it’s on. You can have the most beautiful makeup in the world but if your skin is really unhealthy underneath it is going to show! I decided that choosing a product by J/A/S/O/N would be the best way to go because I have used some of their products in the past and personally prefer organic products to ones with lots of foreign chemicals.
I am reviewing these two products together because I normally use them back to back when I get out of the shower and then at night before I go to bed. The C-Lite skin tone balancer goes on very smooth and is recommended for use twice daily for a minimum of six weeks. I have not reached six weeks yet with this product but let me tell you – the difference I have seen in just a matter of a few weeks has been outstanding! I love this stuff! It comes in a small bottle but don’t be fooled – all it takes is one squirt per application. Since I started I have noticed a dramatic change in the brown splotches on my cheeks and a more even tone overall.
I usually apply the Ester-C lotion just after the C-Lite. The Lotion is described on the bottle as “antioxidant regenerating moisturizer” and it totally works wonders! As the air gets more dry in the winter I have noticed my skin getting more and more dry, especially after cleansing my face in the shower. Even if my skin feels like sandpaper, this lotion immediately absorbs into my skin and instantly moisturizes.
J/A/S/O/N is a pure, natural and organic company so the Ester-C lotion consists of ingredients like sunflower, aloe vera, chamomile and vitamin C. As soon as I pump one teeny squirt of the lotion onto my finger my senses are infused with the invigorating scent of fresh oranges. The smell almost reminds me of those old Herbal Essences commercials – so intoxicating! Like the C-Lite skin tone balancer, the Ester-C lotion goes on very smooth and I have seen a tremendous change in my skin’s appearance. There is a renewed brightness that makes me look like a teenager again. My face looks and feels radiant!
I would highly recommend the Ester-C lotion and C-Lite skin tone balancer by J/A/S/O/N. As I said before, I haven’t even reached a full six weeks of use with these two products and I have already noticed some major improvements. My skin looks brighter, hydrated, younger and much more evened out. These two products compliment my makeup well. The only thing left to do is purchase the rest of the Ester-C skin care line which I plan on doing in the near future.