AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum Review

December 28, 2020

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing all about AXIS-Y's Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum!

AXIS-Y is a Korean brand that offers climate-based skincare for everyone around the world. As someone who used to travel a lot, I realized that I usually get breakouts after going on a trip. I tried three of their products last year, and you can read all about them here.

They have since then released more products and extended their product line: the 6+1+1 Advanced Formula line. In line with their Natural, Minimal, Science slogan, it contains:

  • 6 finely selected natural plant extracts (Natural)
    Axis-Y carefully selected six natural plant extracts that are safe and beneficial to the skin.
  • 1 core ingredient (Minimal)
    Axis-Y uses one core ingredients to solve your skin problems effectively without giving additional burden to your skin.
  • 1 specialized skincare technology (Science)
    Axis-Y incorporates a patented skincare technology to maximize the effect of improving your skin health.

AXIS-Y recently sent me 2 products from the line to try out. Just a disclaimer, although the products were sent to me, this review still contains my 100% honest and unbiased review!

The Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is brightening and moisturizing serum.  Containing Niacinamide, it helps to correct dark spots and improve uneven skin tone. With the help of plant-derived Squalane, this serum also helps to retain moisture, giving you glowing and healthy skin. 

  • Reduces pigmentation concerns including dark spots and uneven skin tone
  • Smoothes and brightens skin
  • Deeply moisturizes

This product contains 50ml/1.69 fl oz. of product and retails for USD22.

You can find it on their website here.

For my readers living in Malaysia, it is available for sale on & @hellojunghana.

For worldwide/global readers, it is available on @yesstyle

They also currently have a set with this product included:

You can read all about the set here.

Packed in a sealed box, it comes with English information so it's pretty easy to read from off the bat:

The product itself is store in a tube:

It comes with a pump for hygienic dispensing:

This product is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, mineral-oil free and contains no artificial fragrances & colours. It also contains mostly EWG green-level ingredients, meaning it is highly unlikely to cause any irritation.

Like I mentioned above, AXIS-Y has a 6+1+1 system where they use 6 plant extracts, 1 core ingredient and 1 specialized skincare technology.

For this specific product the 6 plant extracts are:
  • Squalane
    Keeps skin young by fighting off free radicals
  • Papaya
    Brightens sun-damaged skin and dark circles
  • Sea Buckthorn
    Brightens skin and reduces spots
  • Orynza Sativa Rice Bran
    Smoothes and brightens skin
  • Allantoin
    Stimulates cell proliferation and encourages new tissue growth
  • Calendula
    Speeds healing of blemishes and acne scars in tropical climates

The core ingredient used in this product is Niacinamide, a popular water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances of the skin to help improve uneven skin tone, dullness and weakened skin barrier.

Finally, it uses a specialized skincare technology called EN Natural Fermentation for Healthy Skin. With Lactobacillus, it helps to boost anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties with a soothing application

This product also has Butylene GlycolSodium Hyaluronate and Glycerin which are very hydrating ingredients.

This product has a light, cloudy, runny texture. It's not thin like water but it does have a watery/drippy texture to it. It has a very mild scent that I usually cannot even smell as I apply it, and it absorbs quickly into the skin. If you put a lot it may seem a bit shiny. buy putting the right amount leaves the skin with a normal, healthy glow. It's not shiny, and it feels lightweight on the skin.

I use this product after toner and essence:

Cleanser - Wash-Off Mask - Toner - Essence - Serum - Eye cream - Moisturizer

I usually only need two pumps of this. Since the texture is quite comfortable, I do use it for both day and night.

I love the texture of this serum! It's not too heavy that it feels burdensome (especially in humid Malaysian weather), and I love how hydrating it is without leaving any stickiness or excess shine. It says on their website that those with sensitive skin can use this, and although I do not have sensitive skin, I can say it hasn't irritated me in any way. I have oily, acne-prone skin, and I can say that my skin reacted to this nicely. 

I'm all about brightening products, but the sad part about it is that some of the vitamin/brightening products I like tend to not be that hydrating or leave a sticky/shiny finish. This one really does deeply moisturize my skin (enough that I feel it's enough to use an light), and the finish is just really comfy.

It leaves my skin feeling soft and supple, and I think it's a great brightening serum as I do feel like my skin's overall tone and condition looks brighter/glowier. If you're looking for something that can specifically spot-treat an acne scar, this might not be the product for you. However, if you're looking for a brightening product that you can use together with your spot treatment product that will enhance the brigtenning effects + give you skin an overall glow, I think you'll enjoy using this serum.

12/10 I will! I really like the texture and it's multi-purpose hydrating and brightening effects. It's not the most powerful brightening product out there but I can say it's one of my tops as its comfortable, affordable and effective.

And that's it for this post! I hope you guys found it helpful and informative.

If you'd like to check out my other AXIS-Y reviews, click here

See y'all in my next post!

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