Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum
Bliss’ Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collage Protecting & Brightening Serum is a good serum for all skin types, with just one minor issue holding it back from a better rating.
Packaged in an opaque orange bottle that protects its ingredients from light and air, this serum has a gel-like texture that goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly. Skin looks immediately refreshed and plumped.
This contains a high amount of both brightening vitamin C (3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid) as well as palmitoyl tripeptide-5, which helps combat fine lines and wrinkles. Those aren’t the only standout ingredients though: there’s also skin tone-evening licorice extract, antioxidant- and fatty-acid-rich squalane, and vitamin E.
The only problem is that this contains fragrance, and the citrus-derived fragrance ingredient limonene. They’re at the very end of the ingredient list, and the smell isn’t overpowering (it’s a light orange scent that fades quickly) – but the very best skin care products skip fragrance altogether. That being said, this still has a lot of qualities that make it worth checking out!
- Includes a high amount of the advertised vitamin C and palmitoyl tripeptide-5.
- Star ingredients supported by other antioxidant, moisturizing, and brightening ingredients.
- Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Contains fragrance, which isn’t the best for skin.
This collagen-protecting and brightening serum features our highest concentration of ultra-stable vitamin C plus tri-peptide to brighten, diminish the look of dark spots and visibly firm skin.
The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.
Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Blisss iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Blisss biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Blisss offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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