Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: NOPS Vitamin-C Oil 25

Overdue post, My apologize of the lateness of this review >.< I was planning to observe the product for 2 weeks, but it's been a month already. so as previously mentioned, I've been totally addicted to skincare product with Vitamin C in it. Lucky me when the PR representative of NOPS skincare company approached me, she let me choose two NOPS product to try. At first I wanted to try NOPS Vital Advanced Vitamin C 20, but sadly it was out of stock, so the PR representative chose this NOPS vitamin-c oil 25 for me. Thank you (●^―^●)v

NOPS (Natural Organic PlantS) is well-known organic skincare brand in Korea, you can find a lot of review about NOPS product on naver. Its parent company, MIZON, established 7 beauty brands: NOPS, ACENCE, DR. FORMULA, STEBLANC, HANNAVI, ATO1004, and O.H.M.U. I'll be posting further introduction about all the brand later, so if you've been wanting to try new skincare brand, stay tuned :3

Product Name: NOPS 비타민-C 오일 25 [NOPS Vitamin-C oil25)
Product Description: Its vitamin C stabilization system is delivered to your skin without skin irritation for absorption safely and rapidly.
Usage: After skin control using toner, drop small amount of it to your skin and tap it for absorption.If using in the morning, use it with UV protect product.
Function: Brightening, Anti-wrinkles, Moisture, Lifting.

-Smoothing properties, non-comedogenic.
-Anti aging, Anti-oxidant.
-Sun protection.
-Guard skin naturally from acne.

-Promote a smooth, radiant complexion
-Help maintain elasticity of skin
-Heal dry, brittle nails and soften cuticles

-Moisturizes the skin
-Rejuvenates and adds shine to hair
-Ultra-violet protection (sunscreen applications)
-Non-greasy feeling, soaks into the skin easily
-Reduces wrinkles and signs of aging
-Adheres well to the skin

Ampoule type
No-coloring =)

My comment:
This is an oil type Vitamin C ampoule. I was skeptical about using 'oily' product on my skincare routine since my skin is a bit oily already. But however, knowing that this product is already been a HIT in Korea, I'm willing to try out this product.

As we all know, vitamin C is one of the most popular additives in skincare products today, I'm really on it ♥♥(o→ܫ←o). I've been trying this product sparingly with NOPS snail healing cream, sometimes I switched to BRTC vitalizer c 10 ampoule (cuz I have to make a vlog about the product next week, awe)- using two different vit c ampoules is not recommended though.

It is highly concentrated (25%) so it can penetrates your skin deeply, and safely! because the Vitamin C in this product is Vitamin C derivative (Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate) which is more stable and effective even at lower concentration. The packaging itself is do 'designer', I love the cardboard design with the vertical orange things dropping down, so classy! And the transculent orange glass bottle protect the oil for sun damage (we know that UV rays is harmful for all skincare products!) and also, I love the pipet idea, it allows me to dispense just the right amount of the serum. I use 4-5 drops for entire face, and 2 drops for my neck area.

Since this product is an oil type, I always do a light facial massage each time I put this on. I ENJOYED it a lot, really. You can try google about 'facial massage', I really recommend you to do at least 3minutes facial massage every two days for anti-aging, lifting, and relaxing purposes (σ・∀・)σ

I can notice my skintone is slightly improved, not that much, but it really helps me reduce my dull skin.  However, I still get my occassional breakouts, and errh... I can't really say and I won't totally blame the product, cuz I DO get acne sometimes, and so... during my observation, I got like 3-4 'major' acne. So it doesn't help that much to get rid acne.


What I like:
-Can be used as facial massage oil
-Brighten my skintone
-Very very moisturising
-Stable Vitamin C derivative
-Organic/ECO skincare product (Sunflower seed oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil)

Not so loves:
- It doesn't work as antioxidant. I knew this by doing an apple test.
- It leaves an oily cast on my skin, no wonder, this product is oil type =/ so I have a little tips for oil hater folks (me included):
Tips: wait 10-15minutes then gently dab oil blotting sheets on your face.

Highly Recommended for:
People with dry, dehydrated, and dull skin. I'm pretty sure your dry skin will love this product! and this product will help you mantain your skin healthy by giving enough moisturize. However, people with oily skin (like me) could also use the product, reducing the amount of the product on each application will do.

TIPS: Before you start using skincare product that contain vitamin C, I suggest you to search the 'truth' about vitamin C in skincare. Like there's a lot of Vitamin C products, we know them as ascorbic acid. However there are newer derivatives of Vitamin C: Ascorbyl palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Vitamin C in form of Ascorbic Acid is very unstable and get oxidized easily, and light yellow is NOT the natural color of Vitamin C serum. I'm going to make a post about SKIN BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C, hopefully next week =3

Visit NOPS-MY official site and find your favorite skincare product.


  1. dry skin? I should get this pronto! Thanks for the review, and your blog is so so cute!!

  2. I'm a huge fan of organic cosmetics!! lol ^^ however, dimethicone is silicone and organic cosmetics shouldn't have this in it. T^T

    one little tip that I can provide when this serum is too oily for you: use it right after toner when the skin is still damp. believe me, it blends in much better and feels less oily. Hope that was helpful to you. ^3^

  3. thanks a lot for this amazing review :)
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  4. What a coincidence! I've been doing intensive research on vitamin C in the past week or so. :3

  5. this is really informative, thanks for sharing! I think my skin will love this because it's always dehydrated :/ looking forward to your vitamin C benefits post!

  6. I wanna try this! I'm currently using the Human Nature Sunflower Seed Beauty Oil but I feel that thing is amazing from the looks of it. hehe

  7. thank you for this review. :) interesting product but i have very oily skin so i'm not sure how my skin will react to something that will make it oilier than it already is. ;)

  8. The Vital Advanced Vitamin C 20 essence must be really popular for it to go oos o.O

    Thanks for the through review hun!

  9. wow..this is nice.. this seems like a nice product to try too.. :) But I don't like the thought that it leaves an oily cast on the skin. :( I have an oily skin.. and by using this, it might worsen my facial oiliness :))

  10. Vitamin C always seems so nice. But sadly I also have oily skin.

    Dreamy Princess

  11. Sounds like a great massage face oil though~ Thanks for the review sweetie!

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  14. thank you for your comment hun! I don't have flawless skin at all, but i'm so happy that you think so. I have so many acne scars under that makeup that i can't get rid of no matter how many products i try, and my skin is so acne prone. But recently i've been sticking to this new skincare system that i think seems to be working so far. Usually i always get acne.

    Love this vitamin c stuff, i want to try it. I think my skin really lacks in vitamin c!

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  16. Loving the sound of this :)
    & gorgeous in depth, detailed review!! x

  17. This product looks great!!! I'm really getting into skincare at the moment!
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  18. thanks for dropping by! :) oo i need vitamin oil for my skin! how much do these cost?


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  20. thanks for the review, sweetie!! as always, it's very informative ^__^ the product sounds pretty good, though I wouldn't use it no my entire face, just the cheeks maybe, as I have oily skin, too :C

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  21. My skin gets incredibly dry during the winter so I'm going to look into this! Thanks! :)

  22. Beautiful blog =)

    -Mia xo

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  24. saben donde puedo conseguirlo.................??? ara poder comprarlo