Image Skincare Review: Vitamin C Products For a Healthy Summer Glow
Does this vitamin-packed skincare line deserve a spot in your skincare regimen?
By Alina Dizik
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With so much hype surrounding vitamin-C-infused skincare, I was on the hunt for affordable products packed with the topical version of the vitamin. With a beauty editor following, and science-backed products, it was Image Skincare — more specifically the brand’s vitamin C products — that initially caught my eye.
Applied to skin, the immune-boosting vitamin C supposedly brightens complexions — and I am definitely searching for a summer glow. , a spa favorite, has serums, moisturizers, and even drinks that fit the bill.
The Florida-based line also offers anything from makeup (think volumizing lip balm or lash-lengthening serum) to body (exfoliating scrubs and subtle self-tanner). Another plus: Many of the brand’s products cost between and .
The star of the show is . It’s what gave this clinical skincare line a cult following. Founded by husband-wife time aesthetician-turned-wellness entrepreneur Janna Ronert and plastic surgeon Marc Ronert, many of the brand’s skincare finds incorporate high percentages of active ingredients without the price. (Its employees famously get free skincare regimen starter kits for some on-the-job education.)
When considering products, I was eager to find something that was effective and easy to use — as well as easy on the wallet. In some instances, Image Skincare’s serums had the same active ingredients (vitamins C and E, for example) without the price tag of costlier med spa brands.
I was specifically searching for products that could give my skin a glow without layering on makeup. I was also eager to try out their ever-expanding line of beauty ingestibles. Last but not least, I wanted to see whether their SPF products could stay put. I used a handful of their products for a week and followed packaging directions.
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How It Helps Boost Wellness
Without over-the-top packaging (or unpronounceable ingredients), I loved the focus on affordability meets quality. And with makeup and ingestible products, the brand is branching out into new frontiers.
But my favorites were definitely the simple, vitamin-focused serums, which gave a healthy glow without the gimmicks and an easy-to-apply tinted moisturizing sunscreen that I can easily stash in my purse.
There are some downsides: The company doesn’t list some of its ingredients and it’s tough to figure out what makes the products unique. While serums and other skincare are affordable for the budget savvy shoppers, purchasing the makeup and beauty drinks can add up.
How it Helps Make Wellness Possible
Image Skincare has a wide selection of anti-aging and skin-balancing products, but these are the ones that worked for me.
Yana Daily Collagen Shots
I needed a health-kick on the go, and I got it with the . Image’s Yana Daily Collagen Shots easily fit inside my bag for a skin-promoting boost. The drink helps build collagen, prevent damage from environmental stressors and help the skin retain moisture.
Vital-C Hydrating Serum
It didn’t take long to figure out why the is a cult favorite. The serum is easy to wear under my favorite moisturizer and it supports collagen by helping the skin fight off environmental stress.
Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder
Some of the best exfoliators are gentle enough to use daily. Image Skincare’s helps create a more even skin texture after daily use, making layers serums even more effective.
Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer
When it comes to morning prep, the tinted-moisturizer-with-sunscreen combo helps all of us get ready in a flash. Try the brand’s , which has 30 SPF to protect skin and subtle color to enhance skin.
How Much Does it Cost?
Yana Daily Collagen Shots:
Vital-C Hydrating Serum:
Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder:
Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer:
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for skincare solutions to improve signs of aging or brighten dull skin, Image Skincare is a line worth considering. Its products are packed with smart botanicals and have no chemical preservatives like parabens. Their Vital-C line is especially good for sensitive skin.
These are just some brands making it work with natural ingredients.
offers organic skincare and beauty products. Some of their best-sellers include anti-aging products, including moisturizer, serum, eye treatment and CC cream, from their line.
is known for products such as the hyaluronic acid-packed and the brightening serum Vitamin Cream.
Video: Skincare Product Review - Image Vital C Hydrating Anti Aging Serum
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