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About the product

What Is It:

This vitamin C essence practically does it all for a flawless complexion: SanDaWha’s Vitamin C Whitening Essence stand outs from the rest thanks to Ascorbyl Glucoside, a stable form of Vitamin C combined with glucose. Ascorbyl Glucoside is scientifically proven to lighten stubborn dark spots left behind from acne PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) and sun damage. The Ascorbyl Glucoside Vitamin C has a much greater stability compared with other available Vitamin C options which tend to break down when exposed to heat, light, and oxygen. What does that mean for you? It means SanDaWha Vitamin C Whitening Essence’s effectiveness will last twice as long ensuring that you’ll be getting all the benefits of your serum, making it the best choice when it comes to Vitamin C! Now that’s a bright idea!
SanDaWha doesn’t stop there. They’ve thoughtfully included hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, anti-aging bioflavonoids, and more than 10 botanical extracts! Together they combine their powers to boost the effects of this potent serum to instantly hydrate, protect, and brighten skin. It’s like your very own brightening, lightning, and glowing dream team! Your skin will see dramatic improvement in tone and evenness as well as having a clear brightness usually found in much younger complexions. So let’s get up and get ready for a brighter, glowing future with the SanDaWha Vitamin C Whitening Essence!

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Our insight:

Vitamin C is a must in any anti-aging regimen. It’s a science-backed ingredient, shown to reduce skin discoloration, strengthen skin’s natural functions, and smooth fine lines. As a supplement to sunscreen, a powerful antioxidant like vitamin C helps protect skin from damage incurred by everyday exposure to UV rays and pollution. We like to apply a vitamin C serum first, allowing 20 minutes for it to absorb, before moving on to other serums and essences.
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How to use:

Apply a few drops on skin before your moisturizer, avoiding the eye area. Use morning and night.


Water, Pentylene Glycol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), glycerin, Ascorbyl glucoside (2.0%), arginine, Propanediol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), betain, niacinamide, panthenol, cellulose gum, hyaluronic acid, polyglycerly-10 laurate, polyglycerly-10 myristate, sorbitan caprylate, Hordeum vulgare extract, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, levulinic acid, bisabolol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Hesperidin, Rutin, Naringin, Centella asiatica Extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Polygonum cuspidatum root extract, tocopherol, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil, Rose Flower Oil

Brand info:

In its nature-based skincare line, SanDaWha harnesses the purity and power of the camellia flower that thrives in the unique ecosystem of Jeju Island, considered Korea’s Hawaii for its tropical climate and lush greenery. Camellia seed oil is rich in vitamins, omega-3, -6, and -9, and oleic acid; absorbs well without stickiness; and helps to deeply hydrate skin. Using a cold-pressing process to naturally extract unrefined camellia oil, thereby preserving its skin-nourishing properties, SanDaWha emphasizes high quality ingredients over fancy packaging. SanDaWha believes in skincare that is kind to your skin, your health, and the environment, and never uses harmful ingredients.

Reviews & Comments 3


I love this essence. I started seeing a difference after just a few days-- the results include softer skin and a more even skin tone/ less redness. Its a bit pricey, but works really well.


This is my go-to C-vitamin serum - I can see results in only a few days of using it. It seems pricey, but nothing has cleared/evened my skin like this...

Ruth Kim

I tried a sample size of this essence and I really like that this essence contains other great ingredients like niacinamide and moisturizing hyaluronic acid! I think it's a good option to start for people just getting into Vitamin C.