Do you ever think that skincare is a bit too expensive for what it actually is? You’re not alone. With skincare’s rising popularity in recent years, driven by creators on social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, even the young Gen Z generation is jumping on the band wagon and taking care of their skin from a young age. And as a result more skincare brands are regularly popping up, bringing better and more innovative formulas to the market, and affordable ones at that.

Timeless Skin Care is one of the original brands that took to challenging the status quo of skincare and since its beginnings in 2009, brought its customers no-fuss skincare focused on active ingredients that deliver results at low prices.

In this Timeless Skin Care review, we’re going to help you find out whether the brand actually delivers the results it promises and help you decide whether it is worth spending your money on by having a close look at the company, its products and some very telling reviews from existing customers. So keep reading to find out.

About Timeless Skin Care

About Timeless Skin Care

Timeless Skin Care is a Southern California-based brand making beauty products that are effective at solving skin issues such as wrinkles and fine lines, blemishes, uneven skin tone and dull skin at lower prices than most other brands. The way the brand goes about it is by using high concentrations of active ingredients such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid or squalane with less fillers and additives compared to other brands.

If customers are unsure about what products would be best suited for their skin type or even what skin type they have, the brand’s site offers a helping hand in the form of the Routine Finder. This skincare quiz is designed to find the best routine for you, based on a few questions such as:

  • How does your skin feel on an average day? (PRO TIP: to determine your skin type, wash your face and wait for 2 hours before applying other products. How does your face feel?)
  • What is your main skin concern?

However, we believe there should be more questions in this quiz that are more in-depth for them to be really able to determine what products are best suited for who.

Manufacturing is another aspect of the brand that sets it apart from most. All products are made locally in Southern California in small batches in-house by the brand without relying on third party manufacturers and quality control. Timeless Skin Care does it all by itself. As CEO Veronica Pedersen says, “We have invested in ourselves to do the right thing”.

This philosophy also applies to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. The company sells large refill bottles of their products which are good value and create less waste. All of Timeless Skin Care’s packaging is recyclable and can be recycled at home through your local recycling. Alternatively, you can recycle the brand’s plastic packaging through TerraCycle national recycling program which Timeless partnered with. Once collected, TerraCycle cleans, melts and makes the packaging into hard plastic that is then used to make things like picnic chairs and tables.

About Timeless Skin Care

Timeless Skin Care’s philosophy is that of underselling and overdelivering so the brand doesn’t spend large amounts on marketing and advertising that over-hypes a product that then ends up being a disappointment. Instead, Timeless chooses a path of organic growth. This approach has landed the brand features in publications like Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and Who What Wear.

Pros
  • Committed to sustainability
  • Cruelty-free
  • Fragrance and dye free which lowers the risk of irritation
  • International shipping
  • Free shipping on domestic orders over $50
  • Available at Target and CVS
  • Formulas with less fillers and added chemicals compared to other brands
  • Uses high concentration potent active ingredients
Cons
  • Website's skincare quiz is not thorough enough
  • Not stocked in physical stores internationally

Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum Review

One of the brand’s bestselling products is the 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum. Vitamin C is a great anti-oxidant for the skin, it fights free radicals, brightens the skin, evens out skin tone and fades dark spots by promoting cell turnover. This serum includes a form of vitamin C called L-ascorbic acid which is the most effective vitamin C derivative. The formula consists of 20% L-ascorbic acid, which is the highest level of safe and effective concentration for vitamin C, anything over 20% could be potentially sensitizing and irritating to the skin while not increasing the benefits of the ingredient.

Other ingredients present in this formula include:

  • Ferulic acid which lowers the pH level of vitamin C to be easily absorbed by the skin
  • Vitamin E which helps to stabilize the naturally unstable vitamin C
  • Hyaluronic acid which delivers hydration to the skin

This product is made for people who want to get rid of dull skin or discoloration and get protection for their skin from environmental pollutants.

The fact that it comes in a solid colored bottle, rather than a clear bottle is also very good as it will slow down the process of oxidization that vitamin C is naturally inclined to if exposed to light, air and heat. The serum has a slightly yellow tint but if any vitamin C serum turns orange or brown, it means it has gone bad. The 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum is guaranteed to last 3 months according to the brand and if refrigerated can last up to 6 months.

The one downside when it comes to the packaging is that it comes with a pump which is less airtight than a dropper and could therefore lead to the product going off quicker due to the exposure to air. A dropper is the preferred way of dispensing vitamin C serum.

As this serum has a high concentration of vitamin C, it is recommended to use only once a day – either day or night, not both – and to wear sunscreen while using vitamin C as this ingredient makes the skin more sensitive to the sun as most actives do.

If you are new to the vitamin C game or have sensitive skin, Timeless just released a more gentle less potent version of this serum with 10% concentration of L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is most effective at concentrations between 10% and 20%, so this formula will still do the job. The brand recommends alternating the two products to build up your skin’s tolerance to higher levels of vitamin C and to target specific needs of different areas of your face. As the ingredients are identical, with the only difference being the different concentration of L-ascorbic acid, and so are the products’ names, they are best distincted by their packaging – 20% is yellow, 10% is orange.

Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum Review

Here is a breakdown of the two products in different sizes and their respective prices:

20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum

  • 5 fl. oz. – $17.95
  • 1 fl. oz. – $26.95
  • large refill size 4 fl. oz. – $73.95

10% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum

  • 5 fl. oz. – $16.95
  • 1 fl. oz. – $25.95
  • 4 fl. oz. – $72.95

Timeless Vitamin B5 Serum Review

Nicknamed ‘the calmer’ by the brand, the Vitamin B5 Serum works to calm redness and irritation in the skin, promote skin healing and healing of scarring and help get rid of acne, largely owing to the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin B5.

B5 is paired with 1% hyaluronic acid which draws moisture from the environment and retains it in the skin, hydrates the skin and visibly plumps it, giving it a healthy glow.

This serum is designed for oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin. The serum feels lightweight and not at all oily and stays fresh for 24 months. A 1 fl. oz. bottle retails for $22.95 and the large 4 fl. oz. size sells for $59.95.

Timeless Vitamin B5 Serum Review

Timeless Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure Review

Timeless Skin Care’s Pure Line is the brand’s venture into natural clean beauty. The brand includes less fillers and additives in its products than most brands anyway, but they fully embraced it with this line of additive-free natural individual-ingredient serums, similar to the likes of The Ordinary or The Inkey List. The line consists of three serums, each filled with the benefits of a single ingredient – argan oil, squalane and the best-selling hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure is a hydrating serum containing 1% of hyaluronic acid, the highest level of concentration for hydrating and retaining skin’s moisture. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, drawing moisture from the environment and locking it in, making it the most popular ingredient for hydration in skincare.

The serum boosts moisture levels in the skin, helps with dehydrated skin and aids in delivery of other active ingredients in your skincare routine. Use 2-3 drops twice a day on cleansed skin before your moisturizer.

This product is available in three sizes – 1 fl. oz. for $10.95, 2 fl. oz. for $15.95 and 8 fl. oz. retailing for $43.95.

Timeless Hyaluronic Acid

Timeless HA Matrixyl 3000 w/ Cucumber Spray Review

The Timeless HA Matrixyl 3000 w/ Cucumber Spray is a lighter fresher version of the brand’s hyaluronic acid serum. As it comes in a spray infused with cucumber, this product is perfect for summer months and hot temperatures.

The main objective of this spray is to give dull, tired or dry skin a boost of hydration. But the product has a few hidden tricks up its sleeve. Aloe vera is an anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, it can calm down irritation, hydrate dry skin and help surface acne. Matrixyl 3000 is a synthetic peptide which stimulates collagen production and results in anti-ageing effects. Matrixyl 3000 works very similarly to retinol, showing significant reduction in wrinkles, fine lines and skin texture. It is an alternative to retinol that is not widely known yet.

Keep it in your bag for when you need a refresh and when you do, mist on face and neck. The spray is available only in one size, 4 fl. oz. retailing for $18.95.

Timeless HA Matrixyl 3000 w

Timeless Dark Circle Eye Cream Review

One of the most common skin concerns and yet, one of the most difficult to treat and get rid of, is dark circles under the eyes. There are a few causes for dark circles but most of the time, it comes back to genetics. And until recently, we’ve been told there is nothing much that can be done about that as many products claim to get rid of dark circles when in reality, they contain glitter or a pearlescent finish and all that does is cover the circles.

Timeless Skin Care’s innovative research-backed formula of its Dark Circle Eye Cream might just be the game changer. Utilizing Haloxyl, which is a combination of a few active ingredients that eliminates colored blood pigments responsible for dark circles, studies have shown an improvement rate between 19% and 45%.

Eyeliss is another peptide made from three different ingredients that works to reduce pufiness, under-eye bags and wrinkles. This ingredient is often found in anti-ageing creams. Finally, algae is an anti-oxidant that hydrates and revitalizes the skin and reduces skin issues such as wrinkles. The cream doesn’t only work on dark circles, it can also help with bags, puffiness and sagging.

For best results, use twice a day, morning and evening. Dispense one pump onto your ring finger and gently pat into the under-eye area on cleansed skin. The cream lasts for a year and costs $23.95 for 0.5 oz pot.

Dark Circle Eye Cream Review

Timeless DIY Beauty Box Review

If you want to try several products at once or are looking for a gift for someone, we recommend the DIY Beauty Box which allows you to choose any 5 products you like from the brand’s range for a fixed price of $79.95. All the serums come in a standard 1 fl. oz. size.

Timeless Skin Care Customers Reviews

When it comes to Timeless Skin Care most of the customer feedback is positive, outside of the occasional sensitivity or irritation some products have caused. The main consistent complaint we’ve come across was in regards to the vitamin C serum packaging and the fact it comes with a pump instead of a dropper which is something we ourselves weren’t keen on. Otherwise, most products receive 5/5 ratings on the brand’s website. Here is a sample of some of the customer reviews of Timeless Skin Care products:

“Hello. I am not giving this a 1 rating for the product, but for the packaging. i very much miss the dropper. i do not like the pump at all. It dispenses more than I need and do not have control of what comes out. Also can not see what is left in the pump. Very disappointed. I love your products but may switch due to this issue. Thank you.”

“I can’t stop raving about this skin care , i tried the vitamin c and immediately fell in love with it that i decided to try the other products , i couldn’t have made a better decision because i am loving everything i have purchased so far , thanks for the excellent product consider me a fan , i will always keep buying your products , thank you !!”

“I’m sure serum is a great product but I am having a hard time reviewing this product because of the trouble I’m having with pump bottle. Not sure how air tight my pump is because every time I use this product it is messy and drips down side of bottle. Wish it was in a dropper bottle.”

Timeless Skin Care Customers Reviews

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Where to Buy Timeless Skin Care

Timeless is available through its website worldwide and ships internationally. The brand is also stocked at Target and newly at CVS across the US.

Timeless Shipping and Return Policy

Timeless Skin Care ships all over the US with free shipping on all orders over $50. For orders below $50, the flat shipping fee is $3.99. Shipping takes between 5 and 7 business days within continental US and 14 to 20 days if delivering to Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.

International deliveries are dispatched via USPS First Class International and take between two and four weeks to arrive. Delivery cost is calculated at checkout depending on the order size and the country.

Returns

Timeless operates under a 30-day return policy. All returns must be made within 30 days of receiving and products must be unused in good condition with all packaging attached. Return costs are not covered by the company.

Timeless Shipping and Return Policy

Contact Timeless

If you have any other questions that you feel were not answered in this Timeless Skin Care review, we recommend to get in touch with the brand directly via:

  • Email at [email protected]
  • Phone at (800) 213-3705
  • Message on the brand’s website
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
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Timeless Skin Care: Editors Verdict

Timeless Skin Care is a brand with affordable price points, formulas free from any unnecessary additives but rather full of active ingredients, often ones that are hard to come by in skincare and that provide results. So to answer the most important questions – is Timeless Skin Care really worth it? We say yes, we like the company’s products, the no-fuss approach without any over the top marketing and advertising.