What is it? A vitamin B complex serum, with added copper tripeptides.
What does/should it do? A powerhouse of a serum: reduces redness, improves barrier function, stimulates collagen production, helps reduce pigmentation, and hydrates.
Alpha-H’s bottle of blue Vitamin B serum is an Instagrammers’ dream: the blue droplets dripping down the face as the dropper is suspended in mid-air make the perfect, unrealistic product shot.
(I thought the dropping of the serum straight onto the face was just a ridiculous thing to do in photos, until I saw someone actually applying their serum that way. I mean, fine, you do you, but the dropper shouldn’t be touching your face and then go back into the bottle to contaminate the rest of your product. You (likely) spent cold hard cash on that stuff, don’t waste it.)
The thing that tipped me, as someone already invested in Alpha-H, from ooh, interesting to ooh, I need that in my cart was, of course, Caroline Hirons’ including it in her Winter Kit. I grabbed Alpha-H’s Vitamin Serum Kit to try out all the serums: at the price point, $25 each for the four vitamin serums in their range sounded like a pretty good deal. If you’re into actives, or just getting into the idea of actives, the Kit is a great place to start. Alpha-H have repackaged the serums since I bought mine; the formula is still amazing.
But I digress.
Vitamin B has done two things for my skin that make it a no-brainer repurchase: firstly, it’s encouraged my hormonal spots to just not bother at all. My face has always, since my teenage years, announced to the world when I’m on my period – especially on my chin. How good of it to let people know I’m a raging she-devil and perhaps I should be avoided. In the six months it took me to use up the bottle, I haven’t had a single hormonal spot.
The second impact on my face is that I’m no longer a beetroot after cardio. This was a surprise, and to be honest not one I was expecting or even looking for, but after thirty minutes of kicking and punching I just have a delicate flush. My face isn’t as hot for as long, and I seriously could have a quick shower and head off to work and you’d think I just looked healthy. Or had an extremely good lunch break.
Both these effects are, of course, because the serum has been hard at work repairing my skin barrier.
There are a few different vitamins grouped under the ‘B’ heading, but the superstar for your face is niacinamide, or B3. It helps reduce both redness and sallowness/yellowing, it helps with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, it works on skin texture, it’s amazing if you’re an oiler type because it helps regulate sebum production, and it improves moisture. By itself, I’d call niacinamide a winner.
Alpha-H add copper tripeptides to the serum, giving your collagen production a fighting chance. I’m nearly forty and my collagen is getting tired and sad, so I’m very interested in giving it a
kick up the butt all the help I can. Collagen makes your skin elastic and bouncy, which helps with skin texture. This B serum has more oomph, however, with antioxidants in the form of ferulic acid, omega 3 and 6 from chia seed extract, and everyone’s favourite: hyaluronic acid.
Alas, my beautiful blue Vitamin B is now empty, and so is my heart.
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