Product Review: GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream

Monday, September 26, 2011

     Hello everyone! How's your day? Well, I'm good but I'm a bit lazy to make another review from organic products that I've been using. So I'll just make a short review on one of my HG moisturizer. When I say HG (holy grail), I mean that I'm using the product for more than 3 months now and my skin loves it. 

GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream

image from GNC
     Some of us don't follow the basic step in skin care routine- the cleanse-tone-moisturize thing. One of the important step here is moisturizing. Some of us tends to neglect and skip this step. I suffered from adult acne when I was in college so I tried different brands of moisturizer from high ends, low ends and cost effective ones.
      I can say that my search for the perfect moisturizer is over until I read in a forum from female network this brand and been raved by GTalkers. May I now present to you the GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream.
     GNC or General Nutrition Centers is one of American commercial enterprise that focuses on retail sales of health and nutrition related products including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet and energy produtcs. Here in our country, GNC Live Well store are located in various malls. Some of them have stand alone store and kiosks.
      So now let's focus on the product review. This moisturizing cream is under their beauty and wellness product along with other moisturizers like Aloe Vera moisturizing cream for sensitive skin and Vitamin A,E and D for dry skin. This product is also labeled as anti-aging cream.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
Vitamin C enhances the skin's natural production of collagen and helps to support skin health, excellent day moisturizer, maybe used at night too for optimum moisturization.

size: 2oz (57g)

price: 175php ( Around $ 4.00+ )

place bought:  GNC Sm Fairview
Available at all GNC stores nationwide

instruction for use:  Smooth on face and throat using upward strokes.
Apply daily as an excellent makeup base and nightly for optimum moisturization.

ingredients:  Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Diazolidinyl Urea, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbic Acid, Propylparaben, Fragrance.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
This is how the product looks like. It's almost half way of the tub.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
sorry for the blurry pic, the consistency is thick like that of a mayonnaise

What I like:
  • Not oily and easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Much softer/supple skin and brighter looking appearance.
  • No break-outs and irritations.
  • Light citrusy scent that is not overpowering.
  • The consistency of the cream is thick but spreadable. 
  • Inexpensive for a 2oz jar because I only needed a pea size for my face and another pea size for my neck.
  • One jar lasted me for more than 3 months.
  • Batch and expiry date is stamped on the bottom of the jar.
What I don't like:
  • The packaging is a bit big for travel.
  • In a tub, not hygienic.
Will I repurchase: YES!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. I think it's better if the packaging is in a tube type like those of toothpaste or in a pump bottle. On the other hand, i love this product and I'm on my second tub now. It's a steal for a moisturizer that can also be a substitute for a night cream because you will wake up with a supple and hydrated face without the greasy feel.

     I highly recommend this product for all skin types specially to ladies starting their late 20's because vitamin C also helps in the production of collagen which gives elasticity to the skin. Use a spatula to scoop out the cream and don't use your bare hands because it will contaminate the product. 

     I super love this product! That's all for now ladies. Have a great day ahead.


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24 comments

  1. Hi, is this safe, it contains parabens, and parabens are linked to cancer, right?

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  2. @Anonymous- yep, this is safe. Almost all products naman has parabens and the study about the cancer is not yet proven IMO.

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  3. wow!5/5 ratings?Means this is really a great one.would definitely love to went for this.Thanks for the review.

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    1. yup, perfect ratings! Been using this for more than 3 years and until now my skin loves it :)

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  4. The price is very reasonable! And it's from GNC pa. We have the same issues with creams in a tub.

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    1. Yes, it's more guaranteed authentic and the quality is the best. They offer this at a very cheap price na kasi when you have the Gold Membership card you'll pay na lang around 140+ then minsan they have 30% sale pa. Grabe nga sa mura nito and nakapa effective. A tub lasts more than two months pa nga minsan sakin.

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  5. I'll try this next week when I could explore the SM together with my family.

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    1. YEs sir, please try this :) They also have other moisturizing cream like the ones with Vitamin A, D and E. Or the Aloe vera cream :)

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  6. The Vitamin contents of GNC would really help in keeping the skin clean and clear.

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    1. indeed sir Franc, been using this for the longest time na talaga tapos bihira na ko magka pimples and may glow yung skin :)

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  7. yeah, it is true that we should always follow the cleanse tone moisturize routine for our face. :)

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    1. Thanks for agreeing sis :) Nothing beats this skin care routine :)

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  8. This is the first time I heard about the product. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You're welcome dear :) Hope you'll be able to try it, the product is really great!

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  9. i read somewhere that vitamin c is good for the skin so am betting this product will really make for an ideal moisturizing cream. at a very affordable cost, this product is a good buy!

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    1. Yes! Thank you so much for sharing your insights. This product is truly effective and affordable :)

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  10. Nice! This is so cheap. I will buy this once I have the chance to visit GNC.

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    1. Yes mommy, kaya buy na sa next visit mo sa GNC.

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  11. Wow! nice review. Balak ko talagang bumili ng product na to. Do they also sell sunblocks? Kase prang di appropriate gmitin pang morning ang Vitamin C cream coz' it does not contain any SPF eh =)

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    1. Buy na dear :) I'm not sure if available na sunblocks nila dito. Pero nakita ko sa gnc.com meron sila but that's US based website. You can still use it pa din kahit walang spf kasi you need to use a different brand of spf. Mas advisable to use a separate spf rather than relying on the spf content of makeups and moisturizer.

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  12. Hi! Been looking more detailed reviews of this product. It really didn't break you out? Wow. I'm worried about using products with dimethicone/other silicone-based ingredients as I break out from those. Although wala naman siya sa first 3 listed so hopefully konti lang ang dimethicone niya.

    I may have missed this in your post: do you have oily/oily-combination skin? Kasi I have oily skin with some dry patches. Hehe I really hope this works for me. I'm planning to buy it.

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    1. Hi Ria, Yes, It didn't break me out. I consumed more than 5 tubs of this product already. I have a combination skin yes with dry patches. Hope this will work for you too.

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  13. Ok tofor a cheap price pero sabi paraben free daw pero andaming parabens. pero paraben is safe pero i suggest you still try to email paulaschoice.com manager@beautypedia.com to get a review first before using this.
    this is the cheapest vitamin c i found in the philippines at 150 the next is already the body shop around 1k+ and andalou 1k from healthy options

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  14. I bought this just now, i'm really worried if this will heal or damage my skin, meron kasi akong acne. Na try mo na ba yung E, A & D moisturizers nila ???

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