As someone who has acne prone skin, I struggle with not just one, but two problems all at once. The first one is obviously the acne itself, and the second one is the aftermath; the hyperpigmentation. As I am someone of a darker skin tone, once my acne is gone, it tends to leave PIH aka dark spots on my face. Surely these things are not impossible to get rid of, and it doesn't always take a fortune too. The one product I recommend the most when dealing with hyperpigmentation is sunscreen. Since hyperpigmentation is caused mostly because of exposure to UV light from the sun, so protecting our skin from it will do the trick. But of course, each skin has its own timeline when it comes to progress. There are just cases where one dark spot is harder to get rid of than the others. This is where a brightening serum comes into play.
For my entire career of beauty reviewing, I've tried gazillions (okay it's probably not that many haha) of brightening serum. Yes, getting rid of the acne itself is hard already, but the leftover of it, the spots, is even harder to tackle. That's why aside from diligently applying my sunscreen on a daily basis, I also look for a brightening serum to help boost the progress faster. And that's what we'll be talking today. I got this Axis-y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum a couple weeks ago, along with its mugwort mask and sunscreen. Axis-y as a brand has been known quite well here in Indonesia, so when I was presented with the chance to finally lay my hands on them, of course I snatched it right away.
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- Brand: Axis-y
- Product name: Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum
- Product type: Serum
- Size: 50 mL / 1.69 fl oz
- PAO: -
- Price: $22.00
- Where to buy: Axis-y Official Website
- BPOM: -
As always before I share my experience of using this product, let's talk first about its claims and ingredients. This serum is a niacinamide-based serum that claims to help correct dark spots and improves uneven skin tone. With the help of plant-derived Squalane, this serum retains moisture to keep our skin glowing and healthy. It also reduces pigmentation concerns including dark spots and uneven skin tone, smoothes and brightens skin, while deeply moisturizes our skin. Some of the notable ingredients in this serum are: niacinamide, squalane, papaya, sea buckthorn, oryza sativa rice bran, allantoin, and calendula. It's also vegan, cruelty free, formulated with paraben, mineral oil, artificial fragrances, or artificial colors.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Erythritol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata(Acerola)Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Glutathione, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
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The product comes in tube with pump that's really easy to dispense the product. It has the texture of a light gel that absorbs easily into the skin without leaving any sticky layer on top of the skin. A lot of people use it on targeted areas only where the hyperpigmentation is, but I really love the moisturizing effect it gives to my skin so I use it all over my face. It can be used both day and night, and can even act as sleeping mask.
I've been using this product for almost two months now, and I can see that it does help a lot with fading my hyperpigmentation especially my dark spots caused by acne and my skin texture has gotten better too. I learned a long time ago that my skin texture gets less bumpy if my skin gets enough hydration and like I said in the beginning, this serum gives really great level of moisture. I can see the hype of this product and I've proven it myself that this does work to help tackle my dark spots.