Vitamin C is known as a hero ingredient in the beauty space for adding radiance and fading dark spots. Unfortunately, for those of us with sensitive skin, vitamin C is also known as an ingredient that can irritate and cause redness. As someone who struggles with post-acne marks and has a notably reactive complexion, I have to work extra hard to find a serum with the ingredient that proves compatible with my skin type. So when I heard that beloved K-beauty brand Glow Recipe came out with a new vitamin C serum—the Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum—that works for all skin types, I could not have been more thrilled.

I tested it out for about two weeks and enlisted the help of Glow Recipe co-founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang to find out what sets this product apart from others on the market. Read on to find out my honest thoughts on this superfruit-packed serum. 


BEST FOR: All skin types, even those with sensitive skin

USES: Visibly brightens and evens out skin, helps fade post-acne marks and dark spots