This brightening vitamin C serum is the secret to golden hour skin all day long

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this radiance-revealing formula

Digital Beauty Editor / January 13 2022

The product

Glow is a pretty universal goal in the beauty game; who doesn't want beautifully bright skin?!

But while a good highlighter is obviously a must-have in any routine, looking luminous when bare-faced (AKA all the damn time) is the long-term aim.

The Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Gold'n Hour Vitamin C Serum can help with that; enriched with (as the name would suggest) vitamin C, as well as Kakadu plum and liquorice root extract (two other brilliant brighteners), it's all about delivering radiance that lasts the long haul.

As anyone who's dabbled with vitamin C in the name of glow knows, however, it can be a tad tough to ease into, irritation wise. Luckily, Bondi Sands' take on the ingredient is equipped to soothe as well, with the formula even being named as suitable for sensitive skin.

2-3 drops on clean, dry skin (applied either morning or night) is the way to get started on your journey to glow. And what a rewarding (and radiance-revealing) journey it'll be.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this luminosity-enhancing serum.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Gold'n Hour Vitamin C Serum to a panel of women aged 18 to 36 who listed dullness as a major skin concern (and glow as a goal).

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Gold'n Hour Vitamin C Serum.

The way it brightened skin: Our members were very pleased with the serum's impressive brightening benefits, with several applauding the amazing value for money considering the product's low price. Many mentioned that their faces were noticeably glowier and more even, adding that they would be keen to continue use.

It was non-irritating: Vitamin C is known to trigger skin sensitivities, especially when first used, but our Review Crew® found the formula to be non-irritating and didn't experience any major breakouts, reactions or stinging.

It was a pleasant sensory experience: On top of the glowy results, members were impressed by the sensory experience of applying the serum, specifically complimenting the mild smell (compared to some other overpowering vitamin C scents) and silky, non-sticky formula that sunk into skin rapidly.

The verdict

"Really really recommend this product! I’ve loved using this product over the last couple of weeks and don’t know how I lived without it before getting my hands on the serum! I have always used Bondi Sands tanning formulas but was a bit sceptical when it came to their skincare range. I can say that I have been proven wrong and this product is amazing! A little goes a long way with this serum and you don’t need to use too much of the product to see effects. I have always suffered from dull skin, but this serum has provided that extra bit of brightening and I am starting to feel more confidence in going out of the house without wearing any makeup. If you’re looking for a good vitamin C product, I would definitely not look past this!"
Alyce B
REVIEWcrew® Member
"I love a great vitamin c serum and I also love the Bondi sands range so this is a winner for me. At under $18.00 it’s great value as I only need a couple of drops of the serum to do my whole face. It’s easy to use, I apply it after cleansing and before my moisturiser. It contains vitamin c and Kakadu plum to brighten my skin. After using this my skin genuinely looks brighter, fresher and more youthful. My skin can sometimes look tired and dull in the morning like I haven’t had enough sleep yet when I use this my skin looks nowhere near as tired. It’s a great anti ageing product which is something I am always on the lookout for and it really works so I would recommend it for those wanting a brighter looking complexion."
Debbie P
REVIEWcrew® Member
"I’m prone to redness and uneven skin tone, and had given up on Vitamin C in my routine due to not being able to tolerate the stinging sensation from other brands. I was so surprised to find that Bondi Sands Gold’n Hour doesn’t sting at all, while still delivering results. I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now and already noticing my complexion is improving. I’ve even had a couple (previously rare) days where I’ve been happy to skip foundation/concealer because my skin was even toned and didn’t need anything else after my skincare. So stoked to be able to incorporate Vitamin C back into my routine - it truly makes a difference! Highly recommend for anyone with similar skincare needs."
Taylor R
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this brightening superstar serum? Read more Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Gold'n Hour Vitamin C Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Bondi Sands to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Bondi Sands Gold'n Hour Brightening Vitamin C Serum is based on a combined total of 20 reviews submitted and is correct as of 13/01/2022.

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