Review: Sweet Chef Ginger Vitamin C Serum Shot

The Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot provides a powerful dose of antioxidant-rich ginger and potent Vitamin C for a naturally hydrated and radiant complexion. Acne scars and hyperpigmentation – you have met your match.

The Sweet Chef

We love ginger in this house. And with vitamin C? Yes, please. I was SUPER excited to try out Sweet Chef’s Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot. Looking for a new vitamin C product and loving the ginger and turmeric mixed in the formulation, I eagerly purchased the product, overlooking the small concentration of lavender oil in its ingredient list. Folks, not my brightest moment. Though the serum itself is easy to apply and readily soaks into the skin, the lavender scent is POWERFUL and as someone who typically doesn’t use fragrance in my skincare (not allergic, but I try to avoid it), the stench really bothered me. Overall, despite all the other wonderful aspects about this serum, the scent really kicked away any hope for a re-purchase.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20,1, 2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Choleth-24, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cyanocobalamin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Significant Pros

  • Glycerin (moisturizing)
  • Propanediol (moisturizing)
  • Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (antioxidant/addresses hyper-pigmentation, soothing, anti-inflammatory)
  • Ascorbic Acid (brightening, vitamin c)
  • Corallina Officinalis Extract (gentle exfoliant)
  • Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract (brightening)

Significant Cons

  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (skin irritant)

The Takeaway

Scent aside, I didn’t notice any spectacular results after a few months of use. Did my hyper-pigmentated areas lighten? Sure – but they usually do anyways after a few months of basic skincare, regardless of whether or not vitamin C was used. If you’re new to skincare, or have had little success with other vitamin C products, then this may be a unique find, but for me, I’m not convinced. My advice to others? Unless you LOVE lavender and have tried other vitamin C serums before without having any luck, then keep looking.

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