Minimalist Skincare Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + Acetyl Glucosamine 1% Serum Review (8 Weeks Results)

Vitamin C is a magical ingredient in skincare. It can solve almost all kinds of skin problems whether it is acne, dark spots, pigmentation, acne scars, or aging. But, as there are tons of Vitamin C serums available in the market, it is a little tedious to choose the right one with a good ingredient list and which works for your skin as well. Let’s find out if Minimalist skincare Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + Acetyl Glucosamine 1% serum is a good one or not by considering all aspects.

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Importance of Vitamin C in Skincare


Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in protecting skin cells from UV damage. It also helps in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles by thickening the dermis layer. Vitamin c also helps in skin brightening and adds a subtle glow to the face with regular use. The most important use of vitamin c is to lighten dark spots and acne scars. Dermatologists usually recommend vitamin c serums and creams for pigmented and dull skin.

Product Information


Price: INR 699
Suitable For: All skin types.
Rated: 4.5/5
Texture: Watery
Colour: Transparent
Smell: No fragrance
Quantity: 30ml
Other Essential Information: Fragrance-free, silicone-free, paraben-free.
pH: 3.9-4.9

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Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Glycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pullulan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Lactic Acid.

About the Ingredients

1. Centella Asiatica Leaf Water

Centella Asiatica leaf water helps in speeding up the healing process of the skin by boosting collagen production. Moreover, it has antibacterial properties that help in dealing with fungal acne.

2. 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid is a stable derivative of vitamin C. It is known to be less irritant, unlike other vitamin c derivatives. Also, studies who that 3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid works faster by controlling melanin production.

3. Ethoxydiglycol

Ethoxydiglycol is a humectant and helps to hydrate the skin. It helps in preventing water loss from the skin making the skin look hydrated and fresh. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel concluded that Ethoxydiglycol is safe to use.

4. Dimethyl Isosorbide

Dimethyl Isosorbide is a solvent that is used to stabilize active ingredients. It is used in this serum to stabilize vitamin c so that the product can work efficiently on the skin. However, talking about Dimethyl Isosorbide or DMI, it is derived from corn sugar and is 100% safe to use.

5.  Glycerin

Glycerine is a humectant that helps to pull water on the outer surface of the skin. It makes the skin nourished and hydrated for a long time. In skincare products, glycerine is used with occlusive to lock the water it pulls onto the skin surface.

6. Sodium Gluconate

Sodium Gluconate is generally used in skincare products to prevent color change. Also, it helps in balancing the pH of a product. The National Institutes of Health Report concluded that sodium gluconate is safe to use and will irritate the skin and eyes.

7. Acetyl Glucosamine

It is an anti-aging ingredient that is used in skin care products to hydrate the skin deeply. Acetyl glucosamine also helps in skin lightening and brightening. Furthermore, it also promotes the synthesis of Hylauronic acid to boost skin hydration.

8. Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate helps to restore water loss making the skin look healthy, plump, and nourished. It is very gentle on the skin and can be used by any skin type including acne-prone skin.

9. Pullulan

Pullulan is a naturally-occurring ingredient that helps in defining the texture of a product. It makes the product thick so that the product can stay on the surface.

10. Hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is a thickening agent that is used to thicken aqueous cosmetic and personal care products. It is usually used to thicken body washes, shampoos, shower gels, serums, etc. However, there are no such known side effects after using this ingredient.

11. Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is very hydrating for the skin. It does not have any side-effects on the skin and can be used by everyone. It is 100% safe and is used in most cosmetic or skincare products.

12.  Sclerotium Gum

Sclerotium Gum acts as a thickening agent and helps in improving the texture of the product. It has a gel-like consistency which helps to hydrate the skin. It also helps to make the skin soft and supple.

13. Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is used as an anti-bacterial ingredient in cosmetic products. But, studies suggest that this chemical is not so good for the skin especially if you are breastfeeding. Studies show that this chemical can react badly if gets absorbed by the skin. We would not suggest breastfeeding women use this serum.

14. Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin is used as a humectant and emollient to stabilize another ingredient. This acts as an anti-bacterial ingredient and helps to save the product from getting spoiled.

15. Lecithin

Lecithin is a penetration enhancer that ultimately helps in penetrating the product deeper so that we can witness the most results from the product.

16. Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an over-the-counter AHA that is used to treat dark spots, pigmentation, acne marks, and tanning. It also helps to gently exfoliate dead skin cells making the skin smoother and soft.



Minimalist skincare vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + Acetyl Glucosamine 1% serum comes in a dark-colored glass bottle. The purpose of packing vitamin c serum in a dark-colored bottle is to prevent it from oxidizing as vitamin c oxidizes when comes in contact with sunlight. So, make sure that you are storing this serum in a dark and dry place. The serum also contains a glass dropper inside the bottle which makes it easy to take the product out without any wastage. The packaging is simple and authentic. Also, the size of the product makes it travel-friendly and easy to carry. We will rate the product packaging 9/10.

Product Claims

  1. Brightens complexion.
  2. Adds a glow to the face.
  3. Reduce dark spots.
  4. Treat pigmentation.
  5. Reduce the appearance of acne scars and marks.
  6. Improves cell turnover.
  7. Boost collagen production making the skin healthy and soft.


  1. Visible results in one week.
  2. Makes skin glowy and dewy.
  3. Reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars.
  4. Safe for acne-skin.
  5. Can be used by all skin types.
  6. Protect skin from UV damage.
  7. Improve skin texture and quality.
  8. Does not irritate the skin.
  9. Comes in a dark-colored bottle.
  10. Affordable as compared to other vitamin c serums.


  1. It may not suit your skin type.
  2. The formula is heavily concentrated which can sensitize your skin.
  3. The brand should definitely come up with a lower concentration of vitamin c.

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8-Weeks Result


It is visible in the before and after pictures that Minimalist skincare vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + acetyl glucosamine 1% serum has reduced the appearance of dark spots. Also, the skin is looking brighter, glowy, and even-toned. The product may work slow or fast depending upon your skin type and repairing speed.

8 Weeks Result of Using Minimalist Vitamin C Serum With Dermaroller


Dermaroller is a tool that consists of tiny needles. You can easily find derma roller online with different needle sizes. We will recommend you to start with the tiniest one. Studies say that using vitamin c serum after dermarolling can boost the skin repairing process. The above images show before and after results of using Minimalist vitamin c serum with a 0.5mm derma roller for 8 weeks. You have to use a dermaroller once in two weeks. However, you can see a huge difference in the pictures which means that the Minimalist vitamin c 10% serum when used with dermaroller can treat acne marks and scars efficiently.

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Things to Keep in Mind

  1. Patch test is recommended.
  2. For external use only.
  3. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day time.

How to Use?


During Daytime

  1. Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  2. Use a toner as you usually do.
  3. Take 2-3 drops of Minimalist skincare vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + acetyl glucosamine 1% serum.
  4. Warm it in your palm.
  5. Dab it all around your face and gently massage in circular motions.
  6. Use a moisturizer.
  7. Cover your face with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

During Nighttime

  1. Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  2. Use a toner as you usually do.
  3. Take 2-3 drops of Minimalist skincare vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + acetyl glucosamine 1% serum.
  4. Warm it in your palm.
  5. Dab it all around your face and gently massage in circular motions.
  6. Use a night cream.


We will rate this product 9/10 including all aspects. This serum has surely shown visible results within 2-3 weeks. We recommend everyone to give this product a try.

1. What is the price of Minimalist Skincare Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) 10% + Acetyl Glucosamine 1% Serum?

INR 699

2. Are Minimalist skincare products good?

Yes, the products are quite good and are affordable too.

3. Is Minimalist Vitamin C serum good for acne and acne marks?

Yes, Minimalist vitamin c serum can help in treating acne and acne marks.

4. Can you use Minimalist vitamin c serum during pregnancy?

We would not recommend you to use any random skincare product during pregnancy. It is advised to consult your doctor before using any such beauty product.

5. Are Minimalist products fragrance-free?

Yes, Minimalist products are fragrance-free, paraben-free and silicone-free.

6. What is the pH of Minimalist vitamin c serum?

The pH of Minimalist vitamin c serum is between 3.9-4.9.

7. How often you can use vitamin c serum?

You should use vitamin c serum twice a day. Once in morning and once at night.

8. Does DIY vitamin c serum work?

Using DIY vitamin c serum can be dangerous as it can sensitize your skin badly if not suited. Also, DIY vitamin c serums oxidises quickly so you will have to prepare a new batch every week.

9. Can you use Minimalist vitamin c serum with a dermaroller?

Yes, you can use Minimalist vitamin c serum with a dermaroller.

10. Does using vitamin c serum everyday darken your skin?

No, using vitamin c serum everyday will brighten your skin. But, it is advised to use a broad spectrum sunscreen to avoid getting tanned.

11. Does using vitamin c serum everyday dries your skin?

Yes, vitamin c serum can dry out the skin so it is advised to use a good moisturizer on the top of it.

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