I Only Used SkinCeuticals Products for a Week, and My Skin Looks So Bright

When one of my friends was struggling with patchy skin and discoloration, I gifted him with a bottle of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. The skincare brand is consistently one of the most dermatologist-recommended brands out there, so I felt confident that the beloved serum could help him, but I wasn't prepared for just how much of a difference it could make.

Over the course of a few weeks, I watched his skin transform each time I saw him. After a month, his skin had gone from blotchy and uneven to bright and even-toned. I couldn’t believe how clear the difference in his skin was. It looked like he’d gotten a treatment done.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid

Last month, I started going through my own skin troubles. If I had to describe my skin in one word, it would be dull. Maybe it was the harsh winter temperatures, maybe it was the hot air blowing out from my radiator, or maybe it was stress, but one thing was abundantly clear: My skin needed major help, stat.


My skin before:
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I decided to switch my skincare routine to an entirely SkinCeuticals regimen. I tailored my new routine to my specific needs: I have skin on the drier side, I struggle with dark circles, and I wanted brightness and less discoloration to be top priorities.


The lineup:
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After one week of SkinCeuticals products:
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I thought it would probably take a few weeks to see results (it typically takes months), but after just one week, I could start to see the difference. Not only did my skin look more even-toned and brighter, but it also felt noticeably softer, and the dark circles under my eyes were dramatically less pronounced. Let's dive into the SkinCeuticals products that worked for me. I can confidently say I would recommend them to anyone. 

The SkinCeuticals products that changed my skin for the better:

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF With Ferulic Acid


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Application notes: I found that using five to six drops of this in the morning is the best way to go. Pat this into skin instead of trying to rub it. 

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles


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Application notes: Use your ring fingers to lightly apply this product around the whole eye area. Tap whatever is left on your fingers onto your lips for extra firming. 

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense


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Application notes: Using four or five drops of this serum at night worked best for me.

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense


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Application notes: You can use this morning and night, but I liked using it best at night. I thought the sweet spot for me was to use five drops.

SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser


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Application notes: I always wet my face before using two pumps of cleanser. Massage it in for about 30 seconds before rinsing. 

SkinCeuticals Emollience


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Application notes: I really like using this moisturizer in the morning. It sinks in fairly quickly, so it's good to use under makeup. 

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry


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Application notes: Use a thin layer of this moisturizer as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine. 

Other SkinCeuticals best sellers that would enhance any skincare routine:

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier (H.A.)

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture

SkinCeuticals Anti-Aging Regimen for Face and Neck

SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.