This treatment serum aims to lighten acne scar, sun spot, or dark scar. Before using this must clean your face thoroughly, I use the same series Purifying Foam Cleanser, then prepare my skin with toner and apply essence (I am using Kiehl's Iris Extract). This bottle comes with a dropper so dispense two drops on palms will do. It is colourless, fragrance-less. The texture is rich oil, try to avoid excessive amount apply on face, else skin will get really very oily. Spread evenly on both palms and dab on skin. After that only use moisturizer. For day time, pair it with oil free moisturizer to reduce the oiliness and protect with high SPF sun screen. In order to prevent more dark spot. During day time, I use it together with Kiehl's midnight recovery as moisturizer. I am using this for about 2 weeks, it can help to lighten the newly formed acne scars easily, however those old, stubborn dark spots will take longer time. So far, I am quite satisfy, I can see some of my acne scars are less obvious. It don't irritate my skin and luckily it didn't cause break out since the texture is too oily already.
I received some free samples at the store and tried it out for a period of about 2 weeks.
This product is a runny liquid, that absorbs very quickly into the skin. It does not leave a very sticky feeling.
I applied it once at night as part of my skin care routine and noticed after about 1 week that my acne scars has lightened visibly. It does not completely remove the the dark spots.
However, as the product does seem to contain a lot of oils, I started to break out after using the product for a period of about 2 weeks and stopped using it.
I think it's great as an on and off go-to product for dark spot lightening, rather than an item to add to your daily skin care routine.
I used this as a spot treatment on discoloured areas due to acne but only for my night routine. A bottle will last a really long time because the solution is quite thick and one drop was all I need. Sadly, I'm quite disheartened because the results were not visible. My acne scars did fade eventually (which took quite a while) but I suspect it's the time healing process instead of this product working its magic. However, I did read that it works better in brightening the skin as a whole, so I will try to use it on the whole face instead of a spot treatment.
Usually I'd like to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible. I try to avoid to use way too many products because product buildup will irritate my skin- so, a big no no. However, this serum by Kiehl's is a must for me. I have a few (but very obvious) sun spots no thanks to my laziness when it comes to applying sunscreen and I tried so many products to eliminate these spots. I even tempted to try the laser treatment, but I felt like it's too expensive and with that kind of price tag, laser treatment would be redundant for me.
I'm not sure what makes me wanna try this product on the first place, but I think it's because it is one of Kiehl's top 10 product. I told myself, hey if people seem to like it, it must be working, no? Bear in mind that this is not a miracle product. Just like any other skincare product, try testing it out first and slowly implement it to your skincare routine. I wore it sparingly because I don't want my sensitive skin to breakout- so I use it 3 times per week and before I apply my makeup in the morning. Texture wise, I like how light the serum is- a little goes a long way, trust me on this one. It has its own dropper so it would not be easy to be contaminated by bacterias. This product came in a clear glass so I guess the you don't have worry the product will oxides or something- so that's one less thing to worry about.
Anyway, as for me. My skin improves significantly after 3 weeks of using. I tried not to use it for like, 2 weeks and my skins became pretty dull. Ever since then this product has become one of my holy grail products. Although I admit the price can be a little steep (it's currently RM230, I believe?) but this small bottle could last you for 6 months, I guess you could say this could be very good investment for your skin.
I get the free sample of this serum from Kielh's. The serum is liquid type serum. I only apply this serum at night because it is kind of oily. How to use? After tone your face, apply this serum on your face by tapping it. This serum doesn't break me out and it even lighten my scars, but it is too pricey so i didn't purchase it. if youre looking for this kind of product you can also try 21.5C serum.
-A fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin. -Helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations with continued daily usage. -In as little as 2 weeks, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity. -In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a continued reduction in dark spots intensity and 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring. Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women. -In 8 weeks, 87% of women clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity. -Free of Silicones, Parabens, Fragrance, Colorants and Optical Diffusers. How to use : -Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturizer. During the day, protect skin by layering with sunscreen or sunblock. Before bedtime, replenish skin by layering on serum.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denatured, PEG/PPG/Polybutene Glycol-8/5/3/ Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, 3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, PEG-6 Decyltetradeceth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Citrus Tachibana/Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Paeonia Suffruitcosa Extract/Paeonia Suffruitcosa Root Extract