Total Vitamin

Antioxidant Face Serum
2 points per dollar


Total Vitamin Antioxidant Face Serum delivers an essential mix of ingredients and feeds the skin antioxidants to protect against free radicals. This incredibly lightweight formula is designed to brighten and balance.

  • A potent level of Vitamin C and Vitamin E work synergistically to help create a brighter, more even-looking skin tone.
  • Sodium Hyaluranate, which holds 1000 times its weight in water, is formulated to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Chamomile and Green Tea are combined to uncover healthier-looking skin.
  • A powerful Amino Acid Blend helps to sustain moisturization.

How to Use

AM and PM. Use twice a day. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to clean, dry face and neck. Allow serum to absorb before using other products.

PRECAUTIONS: If sensitivity occurs, reduce use to every other day.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Lysine, Glycine, Proline, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool
    • I cannot say enough wonderful things about this product! I started using it nine months ago when I was suffering from a particularly nasty bout of adult acne ("What do you mean I can start getting pimples in my 30s?"). I was then concerned about scarring and read that vitamins C and E can help with that. Not only did this serum help with lightening the redness form which I was then suffering, but I really think that it also helped to clear up my acne. After using it (along with some other Kate Somerville products and a prescription topical), my acne completely cleared up. Now, I use the serum twice a day for all of its vitamins. My skin really seems to love it; it just soaks it right up. My husband even started stealing it on a recent beach trip when his skin felt irritated and he was suffering the effects to too much sun. He love it too!

      (Posted on 8/12/14) Review by Elizabeth
    • I have been using this product along with two other kate products. I have not seen a difference yet but i'm not giving up. My sister in law swears by this. I use it at night so that the serum can work with my make up in the way. It's a little lighter than i expected.

      (Posted on 7/29/14) Review by Kristen
    • This is too much for an oily skin. Quench oil free works better. Upon application, my skin feels like there's a layer of oil on top. It does not absorb well for an oily skin.

      (Posted on 7/25/14) Review by Maya
    • Received a sample of this from a local boutique and instantly fell in love! Amazing texture, absorbs quickly into skin and instantly brightens! I use every morning followed with nourish and water light sunscreen!

      (Posted on 6/28/14) Review by Meghan
    • After using total vitamin serum, my skin texture was bumpy, I felt the serum was laying on top of my skin it wasn't bee absorb. My face felt oily. I'm not sure but maybe my skin was allergic to some ingredient in the serum, I finish it, it's pricey to just throw it away, my skin never got better. I gave it 2 stars because I thing its a good product but for some one else that doesn't have sensitive skin. I really wanted to like it.

      (Posted on 6/27/14) Review by Carmen
    • I have been using this serum for a least of couple years now, possibly longer. Over those years I have tried a few other serums, but always go back to this one. It is just the perfect serum...I am oily/acne prone, but want to address anti-aging as well and this product does it all for me. It is light weight and a little goes a long way (two good pumps is enough for face, neck, and chest for me). Four stars only because I wish it was offered in a larger size.

      (Posted on 6/6/14) Review by Rachel
    • After taking the skin care evaluation, this was one product on my product list. I went to my local Sephora and requested a sample. After using the sample for a few weeks my skin looked brighter and more vibrant. Love how quickly this serum absorbs into the skin! Had to add this to my collection of Kate products. Will use Kate's tip to use it as a spot treatment in hyper-pigmented areas for sure.

      (Posted on 5/31/14) Review by Jennifer
    • I originally ordered this product as an anit-aging addition to my regimine, however, I have noticed a marked improvement in the overall look of my skin tone. The color is more even and the discolorations seem less visible. I am very happy with this product and have reordered it, although the next time I may try a serum with more moisturizing capabilities.

      (Posted on 5/19/14) Review by Barbara
    • I really notice an instant brightening effect with this serum.

      (Posted on 5/15/14) Review by AP
    • I've tried several of Kate's serums and this one is by far my favorite. It goes on very light and absorbs quickley. I love the scent and my skin feels great.

      (Posted on 5/10/14) Review by TRACY
    • This serum addressed an area I wasn't overly concerned about, but I received it as part of a kit. Since I didn't especially struggle with the exact problems it addresses, I can't testify to its ability to change. However, I can say that it seemed to enhance my skin's brightness & radiance. It also seemed to contribute to my skins improved moisture retention. I recommended it to my mom since she was more concerned with the relevant issues & she really loved it. Once I ran out, I didn't purchase it again since I wanted to only go with what I felt was necessary at the time. However, I'm beginning to notice some more issues with tone & some fine lines, so I'm thinking of supplementing my current Kate Somerville skincare with this serum again.

      I began using this item as part of a included the gentle daily cleanser, ExfoliKate, quench hydrating serum, this total vitamin serum, & a moisturizer. I absolutely adored what the daily cleanser & ExfoliKate did for my skin! Some things were a bit harder to isolate as to what they did or didn't do for my skin. The quench hydrating serum was good for my dry areas, but seemed to make my oily areas shiny or a little more oily at times.

      (Posted on 5/8/14) Review by Lauren
    • This is a very light serum that absorbs quickly and moisturizes.

      (Posted on 5/6/14) Review by courtney
    • this is definately by far one of the best serums i've ever used it's light enough for oily skin and also for dry skin its easy to layer a moisturizer on top i notice a difference when i dont use this product it gives my skin such an even beautiful glow definately will be repurchasing

      (Posted on 5/5/14) Review by Taylar
    • I think this serum helps me with my skin tone. I use the retinol night cream from the same line at night and use this in the morning. It's light, and absorbs really fast, and doesn't break me out! i think my skin has become a lot more even after using it.

      (Posted on 4/21/14) Review by Chang
    • I am in my mid-30's with fine lines around eyes. Light serum that absorbs quickly into skin. Skin feels smoother, I am using it twice a day with RetASphere night cream and have definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I plan to keep using this as a preventative serum.

      (Posted on 3/27/14) Review by Sharon
    • I had never used a serum before until this one. I honestly didn't know what the purpose was. I tried this and like the smell and how it improved my skin tone. After using it over the last several months, I have noticed a brightness to my skin and that is the result I wanted. Will continue to use this product.

      (Posted on 3/18/14) Review by Vicki
    • I love the way this serum makes my skin look and feel. I use it in the evening after washing my face and before my moisturizer. I noticed a difference in the evenness of my skin immediately. A little goes a long way so I think it's a good value for the money - the bottle will last a long time.

      (Posted on 3/6/14) Review by megan
    • This super lightweight serum has my skin looking and feeling balanced and healthy. Yet another good in the KS line ;-)

      (Posted on 2/28/14) Review by Cynthia
    • This serum is pleasant smelling and the thin texture has a lightweight feel but at same time really sinks into the skin leaving it feeling nourished

      (Posted on 2/11/14) Review by Cynthia
    • This is my current favorite serum!! It hydrates my face without grassy feeling. It also minimize my pores and clams my redness. I can see my face in a stable and energized states the next day. No need to say more. I will buy more for myself and my mom. Love love this serum.

      (Posted on 2/5/14) Review by xiaolu
    • I'm still not sure about the directions for use and consistency of product.
      The label says 1 pump, but that is not enough to cover my face . And the serum is so thin
      And water like, that it actually falls off my finger. Can someone please clarify or recommend what they are doing? I do like the results, just unsure about the application.

      (Posted on 2/1/14) Review by Heather
    • I just started using this serum and find it very soothing to my skin. Chock loaded with vitamins, it goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way. I feel that my skin is getting a most nutritious serum while combatting the signs of aging. Followed with the Deep Tissue Repair Moisturizer and your skin will be luminous.

      (Posted on 1/29/14) Review by Beverly
    • I wanted this serum to work because it really did feel nice, had a pleasant scent and kept my moisturizer (Kate's goat milk) working longer to keep my skin supple. The only problem was my skin reacted to the serum and I had to return it.

      (Posted on 1/27/14) Review by dfm
    • I have used tons of antioxidant serums. This is the best beating them all. I am through with my first bottle and my skin looks absolutely amazing. I love the way it sinks into the skin and my sunblock or makeup goes beautifully over it. Has brightened my skin. Absolutely love it. Just ordered more.

      (Posted on 1/23/14) Review by Vini
    • I enjoy using this serum. It is very light and easy to use. I put it on at night after I have washed my face or I put it on in the morning before I put on my moisturizer.

      (Posted on 1/20/14) Review by Allison
    • Got a deluxe sample of this product. I've tried a lot antioxidant serum, but this one is one of the best. Love the texture. It absorbs very fast and doesn't cost any irritation. The only concern is that the package is not very good for the deluxe sample. But i guess that wouldn't be a problem for the full product. Will definitely buy again.

      (Posted on 1/19/14) Review by Chris
    • I can say that the product seems to work well in helping to prime the skin well for a moisturizer. I noted a slight glow and brightness in my skin after about a week. However, the consistency is too watery for me and it was hard to get the proper distribution to my face without having the stuff drip off my fingers. I had to pump onto my palms, rub between them, and then apply to the face which I thought was a waste of product. I need a glowing face, not palms.

      So, I have switched over to the quench oil free. Today would be day 1 of use so can't speak to it much except that the consistency is what I prefer.

      (Posted on 1/17/14) Review by Albhan
    • I started using it as soon as I got the package. I first tried it out at Sephora and liked the texture and smell. Then I bought it online. I really like the texture and the feeling on my face. It is quite easy to absorb and left my face hydrated but not greasy. The texture is just a little bit sticker than water. And it goes well with my face cream. Highly recommend this serum to who considering an antioxidant serum.

      (Posted on 1/13/14) Review by xiaolu
    • I'm not into serums and don't like them but this change my view and opinion towards them. My skin is addicted and in love with this stuff. This stuff is so beneficial towards my face and I can see improvements in my skins color and it's only been a month and that amazing. It is full of vitamins and antioxidants that are amazing for my face.

      (Posted on 1/7/14) Review by Daniel
    • I'm a HUGE Kate Somerville fan and have been using her products for several years. I'm not sure how I feel about this serum. It is a very thin, almost oily consistency that I wasn't expecting. I like the ingredients and the benefits that it's supposed to provide, but not sure that I totally love the way it feels like the other serums from Kate.

      (Posted on 1/3/14) Review by Jennifer
    • This is the best serum I have tried. It goes on smooth and does not have an off putting smell. More importantly and what makes this more unique than other serums from other lines, this serum is not tacky. Some other brands have a sticky or tacky feel to them once applied–not with this product. This makes my skin glow and I look refreshed. I apply this after cleansing in the morning, and before my moisturizer. I have not experienced any issues with foundation application. My foundation goes on smoothly. I can always tell when I skip a day. I love that I am starting my day off with fantastic food for my skin. I use this daily and year round.
      I only wish Kate would offer this serum in the luxury size!!!

      (Posted on 1/3/14) Review by Tracie
    • Like drinking a glass of vitamins for my face. Just feels healthy. A bit pricey.

      (Posted on 1/2/14) Review by Lydia
    • this is the best serum which combines with vitamin C and E. After using it, my skin feels soft and radiant. It doesn't leave my skin sticky and the serum gets absorbed quickly. It is worth to spend money on such a great product. I really don't know how to express myself how much I love this product. love it love it love it...

      (Posted on 12/22/13) Review by luckymoon
    • I switched from quench oil free serum to total vitamin, and I think this serum is absolutely better than oil free. I like oil free serum as well, but this one is just more powerful. It provides vitamin C that prevent the oxidization on the surface of my skin. I can see my skin become brighter, smoother, more radiance day by day. I think oil free and total vitamin are at the same price, so people should really go for this one!

      (Posted on 12/10/13) Review by Yi Wei
    • I have been using this serum for a few years now and absolutely love it! I have tried other serums which have been too sticky or too heavy. This one is light, absorbs quickly, and does not leave a sticky or tacky feeling behind. I use the Nourish moisturizer on top and it's perfect. Not heavy at all. Can't live without it!

      (Posted on 12/1/13) Review by Masraya
    • I received a sample of this product at Sephora over seven years ago. Since then, I have been in love with this product. My skin continues to look healthy and moisturized. If your looking to improve the texture and health of your skin, then this is the product you need.

      (Posted on 11/25/13) Review by J
    • I love this serum - it's light, it smells great, it is absorbed fast and the bottle lasts a long time. Not to mention that I feel the skin had become softer over time. My nightly routine is now to put this on after I wash my face, wait for a few minutes, then put on the RetAsphere Retinol night cream.

      (Posted on 11/25/13) Review by Lynda
    • I have been using this serum for like 2 years, and it's now my favorite daytime serum. Using together with a sunscreen, it will have a better result as an antioxidant. The serum is not greasy at all, and makeups after it will not get mud up. Definitely will recommend it to my friends!

      (Posted on 11/21/13) Review by Xiao
    • A facialist at the Kate Somerville clinic recommended this to me when I expressed concern about sun damage and wrinkle prevention. It's a great product I use morning and night after washing my face. It's light, fast absorbing and smells great. I'm on my second bottle!

      (Posted on 11/18/13) Review by Rebecca
    • Love this serum. It is lightweight and doesn't make my skin oily. I don't mind the smell at all and have definitely noticed a difference in how radiant my skin looks. It says to use two pumps, but i think one pump is plenty.

      (Posted on 10/24/13) Review by Annika
    • This serum absorbs quickly, smells ok, and is a great first step before moisturizer. This is the first serum I purchased, but have the Ole Henriksen Vitamin C sample, and like this Kate Somerville one MUCH better! It is very expensive; probably will not be repurchasing.

      (Posted on 10/7/13) Review by LAUREN
    • I've been using this product twice daily for five weeks, and I haven't noticed a bit of difference. The product leaves my face feeling dry in places and gummy in others. There's also a bit of an unpleasant vinegary odor.

      (Posted on 9/26/13) Review by Eva
    • What can I say? Total Vitamin Antioxidant on my face helps leaves my skin feeling radiant. It absorbs quickly and dries fast; doesn't clog pores; and I can see a visible improvement in skin tone and texture.
      Just like our bodies need antioxidants....our skin does too!

      (Posted on 9/12/13) Review by Audrey
    • I trust Kate Somerville products, but this one just did not work for me. It smells odd, which I could get over if I saw results and obviously given my rating I did not. I also found it a little difficult to apply. It was almost like the serum would dry out before I cold spread it over my entire face.

      (Posted on 9/9/13) Review by Lauren
    • When I was in the store a salesgirl told me she could tell I didn't get enough vitamin c in my diet so suggested this product. Since I've started using it, I think it's made a great impact on my skin. Looks less dull and I've only been using three weeks. Excited to see more changes.

      (Posted on 8/31/13) Review by Lauren
    • This product has totally turned by dull skin around. I have only used this for 2 weeks but I already see a great improvement in my skin. It looks smoother, brighter, and healthier. I can't wait to see this continue to work on my face. I bought it to try and help decrease my sun damage and hyperpigmentation on my face. While, the damage has been completely reversed, I now have hope that it is going to improve.

      (Posted on 7/12/13) Review by Marie
    • Got this a few weeks ago and love it so far. It absorbs very well. A little goes a long way; I only have to really use a half pump for my whole face. Skin seems softer and more evenly toned.

      (Posted on 7/7/13) Review by Luella
    • I put this on my face and neck every morning before moisturizer and sunscreen. My acne scars have faded. Dark spots have lightened and my face has a glow to it. I feel more comfortable not wearing makeup.

      (Posted on 7/5/13) Review by April
    • I have been using this serum for several years now. After I wash my face in the morning, I use this on my face and neck. It is a refreshing "wake me up". I'm usually up for a couple of hours before I shower, so the serum has plenty of time to be fully absorbed long before all of my other "skin rituals".

      (Posted on 6/19/13) Review by missyb11
    • It absorbs so easily, I wish it came in larger size.

      (Posted on 6/18/13) Review by Pinar
    • This product smells wonderful, sinks in immediately, and really helps to brighten my skin and fade post acne marks.

      (Posted on 5/23/13) Review by RSCO13
    • I fell in love with this product years ago. It goes on easily and absorbs immediately into your skin. I use many of Kate's skin products and love them all. I apply total vitamin first thing in the morning and then add serums and moisturizer followed by Kate's SPF 50 .

      (Posted on 3/23/13) Review by Jeanne
    • So I have been using this serum for about 4 weeks and my skin feels and looks amazing!!!!! Great buy!!!!!!!!!!

      (Posted on 3/21/13) Review by Kris
    • The total vitamin antioxident face serum has been good for my skin so far. I live in a warm climate and I like how it doesn't feel heavy or greasy under my moisturizer. It's lightweight, yet I can tell its giving my skin an extra boost of hydration. I have pretty sensitive skin and it hasn't been irritating or exacerbated any skin reactions. Overall, it's a good serum that protects my skin from free radicals and prevents aging. In the colder months I will switch to a heavier more hydrating serum.

      (Posted on 3/13/13) Review by sara
    • A few years ago I received this product as a sample from Kate Somerville. I liked the product, but I wasn't sold that I needed it in my daily toolkit.

      A couple of years later, I wanted a product that would help my skin stay hydrated during the winter but that wouldn't activate any break-outs. I decided to give this product another try and i'm glad that I did!

      This isn't a product that is going to completely change your face overnight; however, after using Total Vitamin for about 6 months straight now I can say that the overall condition of my face has improved. My skin stays hydrated during the winter (without using additional moisturizer) which is a huge deal!

      All in all, subtle but much needed product.

      (Posted on 2/3/13) Review by Diane
    • I have been using Total Viitam Antioxidant Face Serum for several years. It was first recommended to my by a physician at a skin care spa that I visited while on vacation. I have tried a few other serums, but I always come back to this one. I love the light texture and how quickly it absorbs into my skin. It makes my skin look radiant, and it does not clog my pores like some other serums do.

      (Posted on 1/29/13) Review by rdesigns
    • I have been using Total Vitamin on a daily basis for a few years. It is not greasy or sticky. My skin absorbs it quickly. It does not clog pores. I like it. I use it after Dermal Quench Liquid Lift, and before Cytocell and Deep Tissue. Most people think that I am 15-18 years younger than my true age. I really think this product has helped prevent aging of my skin.

      (Posted on 1/25/13) Review by A
    • This is the first facial serum that I absolutely love! It absorbs quickly, no sticky residue either. Love love love! I just turned 30 and have very mild breakouts with my cycle and it completely renewed my complexion. I could tell a difference in my skin from day one. Kate's products are the best and I've tried just about every high end and low end product lines. I keep coming back to KS. I wish the products were a little less expensive, but you can't beat the results!

      (Posted on 1/15/13) Review by Jen
    • I love this serum. I am 18 years old and want to get ahead of the game so to speak and prevent wrinkles before they start. its a very nice serum, there are a lot of different vitamins and very beneficial to the skin. doesnt take long to soak in and doesnt feel sticky or anything after it dries. its like its not even there. i only have two complaints. number one is that its kind of runny and at times can be hard to apply and number two KATE MAKE THIS IN A BIGGER SIZE :)


      (Posted on 1/2/13) Review by alex
    • Love this product really helps your moisturizer soak into your skin....even my husband is addicted to it!

      (Posted on 12/20/12) Review by Alexandria
    • an amazing product your face will feel the difference in just one use!

      (Posted on 12/11/11) Review by linda
    • this serum totally transforms the skin. gives radiance and a peachy glow!

      (Posted on 9/1/11) Review by gizmo767
    • I am utterly obsessed nightly applying this to my face prior to sleeping (personal preference of application) it is completely nourishing to my skin and most importantly it goes great with the Nourish Moisturizer!

      (Posted on 8/18/11) Review by Sami Rivera, NYC
    • I never knew TRULY how important it was to use a vitamin serum until I saw the results from this. I originally got this product in the discovery kit many years ago and I loved the way it smelled and how fast it absorbed into the skin, but even so, I was immediately hooked. So after the travel size was finished, I didn't replenish...........well that was a mistake. I didn't realize how well it brightened up my complexion until I stopped using it. I have since ordered it and used it on a daily basis.

      (Posted on 8/17/11) Review by Dylan
    • I've tried SO many vitamin C serums and I just LOVE this product Total Vitamin. Most C serums that I've tried in the past have been too sticky, slimy and smell horrible, this one is great because it absorbs quickly, smells amazingly fresh and the texture is awesome since it doesn't leave my hands sticky and tacky. Thank you Kate Somerville for making the ultimate in C serums! Now I can go out into the world protected from sun damage without feeling like a goop monster :-) It only gets 4 stars since I wish it was in a larger container...I use it on my chest and hands (under sunscreen of course) to help protect them too. Maybe one day? (hint, hint) Never hurts to ask :-)

      (Posted on 8/11/11) Review by spa habitué care devotee