Skintegra Superba C – great for sensitive skins | Doctors Review



I think Vitamin C products are among the ones I test most frequently, and the latest in that long line is the Skintegra Superba C Serum. Just as a heads up, it is not a serum using L-Ascorbic Acid, the “original” Vitamin C, but a derivative. (More info: The different forms of Vitamin C explained)


A dark glass bottle with a dropper containing the Skintegra Superba C Serum standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
Skintegra Superba C Serum


As I tolerate Ascorbic Acid very well, it will not replace my current favorite one – Ascorbic Acid has the most data behind it in terms of benefits, but also needs a very low pH and can be irritating for those with sensitiv skins. This is where the derivatives come into play, perfect for those who can’t deal with the irritation, but still want to get some of the effects.

If that is you, is the Skintegra Superba C Serum one I would recommend?



What the Skintegra Superba C Serum claims

Skintegra Superba C is a potent serum based on the proven efficient **combination of 10% vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid**, specifically formulated for tired skin showing first signs of aging (wrinkles and fine lines, loss of tonus and freshness along with the appearance of pigmentation spots). Along with these indicators of an impaired skin condition, Superba C also successfully treats the appearance of pigmentation marks, uneven skin tone and adult acne.


Facts about the Skintegra Superba C Serum

Prize and size

One dark glass dropper bottle contains 30 ml and is available for 28,50 € on the website here. That is more expensive than my current favorite Vitamin C Serum, but it also claims to last six months instead of the three months only you get from a regular Ascorbic Acid Serum.


Texture and smell

Unlike other Vitamin C derivatives, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is water soluble, so you don’t get the slight oiliness you might have grown to expect. While it has more slip than a watery serum, it still feels pretty lightweight and has no noticeable scent. The color is see through with a faint yellow hue.


A pipette full of Skintegra Supersa C Serum looking light yellow
A little yellow


How to use the Skintegra Superba C Serum

Just like your average Vitamin C Serum, this one can be used morning or night or even twice a day. (More info: How to combine Vitamin C with other ingredients)

Vitamin C and its derivatives work as antioxidants, which is why many people prefer them in the mornings to help with protection against UV exposure, but using them at night has its perks too – with less free radicals around it might be able to help more with stimulating the collagen production.

So no matter where in your routine you end up using it, it plays well with everything put on top and absorbs quickly without tackiness.


Ingredients of the Skintegra Superba C Serum

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I mentioned before that Ascorbic Acid has the most data behind it and, from what we know, is the most effective form if you manage to get it into the skin without it gong off in the bottle already. From the derivatives, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate seems to work pretty good as well, with effects on skin elasticity, antioxidant properties and on top of that with an antiinflammatory effect that might be beneficial in inflammatory skin conditions like acne or rosacea. (More info: Everything you need to know about rosacea skin)

Concentrations used were usually at around 5%, so the 10% we find here is definitely enough to hope for results. It is paired with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E, a combination that has become famous through the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum and boosts the individual components.

Other than that you will only find Sodium Hyaluronate for some hydration and a few preservatives, making this a very minimal formula with a focus on delivering the Vitamin C effects – I like that. (More info: The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in skincare explained)

More info: How to read the ingredient list in your skincare products


Does it live up to its claims?

I can’t say.

It certainly has the ingredients to target first signs of aging, but I am not sure how effective it will treat the appearance of acne, as that one is notoriously hard to treat and usually needs more than a serum.


How does it compare to…


Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow - the perfect Vitamin C Serum
Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow – the perfect Vitamin C Serum


Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow Serum

If you are a regular here, you are probably tired of me going on and on about the Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow Serum, but what can I do, I am still in love with it and it is the one I compare everything I try against. It is of course different in that it uses Ascorbic Acid and thus needs a lower pH that can be irritating, which is why it is good to have alternatives like the one from Skintegra reviewed today. Geek and Gorgeous is more lightweight and more affordable, so if irritation isn’t an issue, I would always go with the version from Geek and Gorgeous.

You can read my full review of the Geek and Gorgeous C-Glow Serum here.


A bottle of Alpha-H Advocate Vitamin C Serum (orange with a white pipette) standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
Alpha-H Advocate Vitamin C Serum


Alpha-H Advocate Vitamin C Serum

Another serum that doesn’t use Ascorbic Acid, but a derivative is the Alpha-H Advocate Vitamin C Serum. It feels more oily than the version from Skintegra, so might be a good pick for you if your skin is more on the dry side. Alpha-H is quite expensive though and this one is no exception.

You can read my full review of the Alpha-H Advocate Vitamin C Serum here.


Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Review
Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C – great for sensitive skin?


Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum

Another more expensive brand and another serum that uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as alternative to Ascorbic Acid. It has a few other skin beneficial ingredients like humectants, fermented ingredients and is very gentle, so might be something to look into as well.

You can read my full review of the Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum here.


Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the Skintegra Superba C Serum to?

The Skintegra Superba C Serum is a very interesting product for those that don’t want to risk the irritation possible with serums using Ascorbic Acid and the low pH that comes with that. It has a lovely lightweight texture and with 10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate an interesting derivative on board that gets even better through the combination with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. This combination should work for all skin types, even sensitive ones, and through the antiinflammatory effects be especially good for those struggling with breakouts or rosacea. (More info: The best skincare for rosacea skin)


Skintegra Superba C Serum Review
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