DCL Skincare C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30
Describe the brand in three words.
Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (see what I did there?)
Who is it for?
Anyone with skin concerned with pigmentation, discolouration, antioxidant protection and fine lines and wrinkles.
What’s in it?
Isohexadecane, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Peel Oil, Squalane, Ubiquinone, Isomalt, Hydrated Silica, Limonene, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Phenoxyethanol, BHT
What’s not in it?
parabens, mineral oil
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
How does it smell?
It doesn’t really. Slightly sweet.
How do you use it?
Apply to dry skin at night after cleansing. You can add a moisturiser afterwards if need be.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Only panda eyes, you wouldn’t rub it on the orbital area.
Best for winter or summer?
How long did I test it for?
Approx 4/5 months – I’m still using
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
$120/30ml – if used daily it should last approximately 4-6 weeks if you’re not heavy-handed.
Works well with?
I’ve used numerous moisturisers on top of this and had no problems.
What’s the website like?
Good – includes ingredients and further information: www.dclskincare.com
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Fairly limited at the moment. SpaceNK in the UK carry 10 skus, and the brand is in professional derm offices all over the US. To find the one nearest to you use this page: hwww.dclskincare.com/find-dcl
What’s good about it?
Currently the highest % or vitamin C on the market, this serum/moisturiser worked really well on my pigmentation and general skin tone/discolouration. I noticed a difference within a couple of uses. It’s gritty, which is the L-Ascorbic Acid crystals breaking up on the skin, and they are time-released so it continues to work overnight.
It can also be used during the day if you want a super strong antioxidant under your SPF. I’d probably only use it that way on holiday personally, as I prefer it overnight.
What’s not so good about it?
Long-term I think they may have to look at the packaging as the pump can sometimes slow down, meaning you have to give it a shake (bash it on your hand in my case). It doesn’t put me off using it though as the formula is worth it.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Yes. It’s not cheap, but in this case, I trust the formula and have seen the results for myself.
Do you need it?
Yes, if you can afford it, and if your concerns mirror the targeted actions of the product, namely: good antioxidant protection, pigmentation and dullness. Search reviews on Instagram from other users for further info. Similar feedback from all!
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23%
LING Hi-Vitamin C 12%
Please note these are only ‘similar’ because they contain the same form of vitamin C, they are not the same strength.
DCL Skincare C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30 is $120 from DCLSkincare.com and also available from SpaceNK in the UK, although it is currently showing as out of stock online here: DCLSkincare/SpaceNK – I will update it as soon as it is in stock.