TruSkin's Vitamin C Serum Has Been Compared to SkinCeuticals'—But It Costs a Fraction of the Price

A treat for your skin...and your wallet

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It's no secret that PureWow readers adore SkinCeuticals' C E Ferulic serum—a product praised for its ability to minimize signs of aging and even out complexions. Unfortunately, that hefty $182 price tag probably doesn't fit into everyone's monthly beauty budget. Lucky for you, we just found the perfect affordable alternative in the TruSkin Vitamin C serum (was $30, now $22), and it just might become your new favorite Amazon purchase—especially while it's on sale.

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While one of the biggest benefits of the TruSkin Vitamin C serum is its wallet-friendly cost, it's also packed with tons of skin-nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and, just like the SkinCeuticals formula, a beneficial combination of vitamin C and vitamin E, which studies show may protect skin from free radicals while boosting overall brightness, hydration and even the production of collagen. The serum is also vegan and cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny and is formulated without parabens, harsh chemicals or fragrances to avoid skin irritation.

The serum has earned more than *90,000* 5-star ratings on Amazon, with plenty of reviewers comparing it to its pricier counterpart. "I ran out of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, which I love, but didn’t want to [splurge] around Christmas. After reading glowing reviews, I gave this serum a try. Wow! Just as effective for a fraction of the cost. It smooths your skin and reduces the bumpy texture of aging skin," raves one buyer. Another shopper shares, "You get a clean, brightened, natural and bit of a dewy look with this product. Plus, it is consistently gentle...It is truly a good, clean daily serum to have on hand! By the way, it gently smooths the back of your hands, too."

Reviewers also claim that the lightweight formula works wonders on their age spots and milia, so it sounds like a total no-brainer to add to our routines. Whether you're in-between SkinCeuticals refills or are looking for a gentle-yet-effective alternative that won't break the bank, you might want to grab a bottle of the TruSkin Vitamin C serum for yourself while it's more than 25 percent off.

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Natalie LaBarbera is PureWow's assistant commerce editor. She writes about all things shopping, including fashion, beauty, travel, wellness and more, searching for the best...

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