The weather has been so gloomy lately – we are not getting any snow, the weather is not even cold enough. It’s like a slightly colder and drier autumn. On top of that, it’s also so windy, that my sin is feeling dry and dull. It’s missing that sparkle and glow that gets in summer (not talking about tan, just the overall feeling of glow, inside and outside, when the weather is nice).
AXIS-Y contacted me to try out their dark sport correcting glow serum, perfect for brightening the skin. I was thrilled to give it a go, because none of their previous products disappointed me and have used them up to the last drop! Not only their products are gentle and effective, the concept of their brand as climate-inspired personalised skincare is intriguing.
If you have sensitive and/or combination skin, prone to irritation, and you are looking for products that are gentle and soothing, yet effective, AXIS-Y products are definitely for you. For 15 days, I tested the AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum every day as part of both my morning and evening routine.
[Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with AXIS-Y]
AXIS-Y’s focus is on the effects of the environment on your skin – the growing pollution, stressful factors, and climate change. Together with travelling from one corner of the world to another, there are unique skin concerns that arise from going from one climate to the other. AXIS-Y are the first creators of climate-inspired skincare!
All of their products have natural-derived skin-loving ingredients, are safe, have no animal testing, and are vegan certified. I could immediately see the care AXIS-Y has for the environment by the packaging – so many companies use plastic wrappers (like styrofoam or bubble wrap) and it breaks my heart. But AXIS uses a special type of wrapping made of paper, a great eco-friendly alternative. Their values and the feeling their products give is reflected in the cardboard packaging of each product also. The background of off-white with a tint of green, has accents of darker green (for the ingredients’ illustrations) and red (for the trademarked ‘6+1+1 Advanced Formula’ ).
Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum
The serum’s main ingredient is Niacinamide, which helps in correcting dark spots and improves uneven skin tone. It also contains plant-derived Squalane which helps the skin retain the moisture. On top of Niacinamide (5%), there are 6 base ingredients are squalene, sea buckthorn, allantoin, papaya, rice bran, and calendula. All of these ingredients brought together will give your skin a boost of brightness while nourishing and soothing it.
I use the Dark Spot Correcting Serum as part of my daily skincare routines, just before the last step (SPF in the morning and night cream at night). After cleaning, tonic and applying my usual serum, I pump a small amount onto my hand and then apply to my face and neck.
The package of the serum is a tube with a tiny pump. I love this type of packaging because I find it easily to dispense the product than traditional tubes. One downside is the fact that it’s not very stable standing, so I gave up and I keep it on my shelf horizontally. The consistency of the serum is light-weight, and it is super quickly absorbed into the skin. The smell is so subtle, you might not even feel if all the time – and when you do, it’s a fresh scent, similar to the other products from AXIS-Y range.
This type of serum helps with hyper pigmentation and uneven skin texture due to UV exposure and other environmental aggressors. If you live in busy urban areas and/or you’re not applying your SPF daily, your skin may suffer. Using the Dark Sport Correcting Glow Serum can help brighten and even out your skin, so you can glow inside out.
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 Glabra (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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