Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that you could just simply banish the dainty dark spots or even lifeless skin away? Thanks to viral beauty trends, flaunting your freckles might be deemed youthful, but such imperfections might not be the same case for constellations of pigmentation and dullness. As much as we want to embrace these major concerns, they are often a setback to attaining the brighter-looking skin of our dreams. 

With frequent exposure to environmental aggressors, imbalanced hormones, and an unhealthy lifestyle, it pretty much marks the beginning of a misfortune phase for the skin.

What Causes Dull Skin And Pigmentation?

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, so it is susceptible to several issues, including dullness and pigmentation. Dullness is an umbrella term that is often associated with skin that does not appear in a healthy state, specifically a lack of radiance.

Dark spots, on the other hand, are classified as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or post-inflammatory erythema (PIE), which occur as a result of skin inflammation caused by trauma or cyst. The former is a skin discolouration caused by excessive melanin production that is prevalent among those with darker skin tones. 

Whereas, the latter occurs when the inflammation or trauma damages the blood vessels, resulting in a reddish discolouration. Aside from environmental aggressors, other factors like insufficient sleep, lack of exfoliation, hormonal imbalance, and dehydration are the contributing factors that cause the formation of pigmentation and dullness.

How To Combat Dull Skin And Pigmentation? 

So, how do you truly combat dull skin and even pigmentation? Regardless of the factors, there are several ways that you can incorporate into your routine to ward off the damage done. First and foremost, nothing can truly beat a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it is imperative that you make changes to your daily routine by consuming a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and increasing your water intake. Even though such habits may seem insignificant, they can help to radiate your skin from within.

A good skincare routine is arguably the most important way to combat a dull complexion and pigmentation. However, it is not only about splurging on the best beauty products, as you need to practise a good routine to maximise effectiveness. Whether it’s slathering SPF on a daily basis, regular exfoliation, using hydrating moisturizer or double-cleansing, these steps will surely pare back the appearance of dullness and dark spots. Lastly, using effective skincare products is also equally important.

Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series Review 

As a beauty junkie who experiences similar skin conditions, I’m always on the quest to find the best brightening products and the Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series is the product that I’ve often heard rave reviews about. Here’s the deal: this surefire range has received cult-like fervour status, so it could only mean one thing – trying it out. Honestly, I’m glad that I did. I was so impressed with Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series that it is something I’ll purchase again!

The Formulation | SymWhite® 377

The Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series boasts a medley of cutting-edge ingredients that can brighten a dull complexion and reduce pigmentation by a whopping 48.65% in just 14 days. The range harnesses the power of SymWhite® 377, a bio-identical ingredient that is designed based on multifunctional compound presence in pine trees. This high-performance antioxidant is known for its brightening benefits to ensure an even complexion. In fact, it also outperformed kojic acid, making it a gold standard for skin-brightening. 

We’ve Done The Legwork And Here Are The Advantages Of SymWhite® 377

Brighten Skin – More effective than other brightening ingredients

SymWhite® 377 is clinically proven to be more effective in brightening skin and reducing dark spots. According to a study on several Asian women and the tests have shown that SymWhite® 377 is able to effectively inhibits skin pigmentation, which is 32 times more effective than arbutin and 210 times functional than kojic acid. 

Fights Hyperpigmentation

If you have dark spots or pigmentation, SymWhite® 377 is the best solution as it is able to inhibit the activity of tyrosinase enzyme that forms melanin on the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to hair, eyes and skin. But if melanin production is excessive, it can cause dark spots on certain areas of the skin. SymWhite® 377 is also 22 times more effective than kojic acid in lightening pigmentation. 

More Effective Than Alpha Arbutin

SymWhite® 377 is 7,000 times more effective than other ingredients such as Beta Arbutin, Alpha Arbutin, and Hydroquinone. Apart from brightening, SymWhite® 377 also has antioxidant properties that are more potent than vitamins C and E, hence it can protect the skin from free radicals. The Powerful Brightening ingredient is the signature content that reigns supreme for its ability to brighten the complexion while inhibiting melanin production. It comprises of niacinamide (B3), vitamin C and licorice extract which work synergistically with SymWhite® 377 to deliver multiple benefits, including minimising the appearance of pores, anti-dark spot properties and protecting the skin from free radical damage.

Rev Up Your Radiance With Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series

With its top-notch formulation and efficacy, the Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series has been long hailed for its powerful results in brightening the skin in just 14 days. The range comprises three products, namely Radiance Up! Pure CICA Essence, Radiance Up! Antioxidant Serum and Radiance Up! Deep Moisturizing Cream.

Step 1: Prep Up! 

Radiance Up! Pure CICA Essence

The Radiance Up! Pure CICA Essence is expertly formulated with Centella Asiatica water. Apart from SymWhite® 377  and the Powerful Brightening Ingredients, the essence is also filled with lactobionic acid (PHA). As the first step of this range, this product helps to prep the skin by delivering soothing, brightening and exfoliating properties. Infused with 89% Centella Asiatica water, it serves as a soothing booster to calm inflammation. While lactobionic acid is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that gently exfoliates dead skin cells, it also helps to unclog pores for a smoother appearance. This essence is super lightweight and is easily absorbed by skin, without feeling greasy and oily. 

Step 2: Brighten Up! 

Radiance Up! Antioxidant Serum

Brighten up your skin with Antioxidant Serum which features a concoction of its signature SymWhite® 377, Powerful Brightening Ingredients Korean camellia extract, and carnosine. The Korean camellia extract is rich in antioxidant properties that can fight against free radicals. Whereas carnosine provides anti-glycation support to prevent collagen and elastin degradation which is relatively important for us as Glycation is caused by sugar intake from our daily life and it can affect the skin in many different ways as it damages the collagen produced in our body, this is also a cause of sagging skin and wrinkles. I am always afraid to try out new serums as some serum can be quite thick and it gives you a sticky feeling after using, but this serum is slightly watery, hence its lighter and easily absorbed. Plus it has a subtle scent which I really like. 

Step 3: Seal Up! 

Radiance Up! Deep Moisturizing Cream

The Radiance Up! Deep Moisturizing Cream is a power-packed tube that houses ceramide 1-3-6, Powerful Brightening System and snow mushroom extract. It delivers a mega dose of moisture that can hydrate the skin’s deepest layers for long-lasting hours. Apart from the Powerful Brightening System, it is enriched with ceramide 1-3-6 to fortify the skin’s protective barrier from environmental aggressors. It comes in a gel-like cream texture which gives a cooling sensation when applied, I quite like this kind of texture as it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin.

The Results 

After trying the Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series for a few weeks, I can certainly say that the products are pretty effective.

Skin Brighter & More Even

I was pleasantly surprised to see that my skin now looks brighter than ever before. The skin tone of my T zone and cheek areas used to be uneven and now I realized that my overall complexion has improved as my skin tone is more even 

Pigmentation & Dark Spots Has Faded

The stubborn dark spots that are visible around my cheeks have also started to fade gradually. I’ve got to admit that I often spend the majority of my time in front of the screen, and combined with environmental aggressors, I’ve developed patches of discolouration near the temple and jaw. Although I often rely on concealer to cover such imperfections, I  seldom use it since I’ve started using the Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series. The products have helped to make my skin more even. 

As a matter of fact, such amazing results are evident through the SGS experimentation, in which women aged between 24 and 40 years old partook in a trial for 28 days. This group consists of participants that suffer from dull and pigmented skin. After 14 days, 86% of them noticed significant changes in their pigmentation size, which decreased by 48.65%. Whereas 96% of participants agreed that the pigmentation looks lighter and 90% stated their skin is brighter. 

Get The Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series Now

Get brighter-looking skin now with Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series. The Y.O.U Radiance Up! Series which comprises Radiance Up! Pure CICA Essence (RM55.90), Radiance Up! Antioxidant Serum (RM69.90) and Radiance Up! Deep Moisturizing Cream (RM75.90) is available for purchase on Shopee and Lazada

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