Reading this blog, you probably have a pretty good idea of what my major skin complaints are. One fear I bring up time and time again is my fear of developing dark spots. When you want to know how you’ll age, I think it’s always a good idea to take a look at your parents’ skin. My mom had dark spots on her cheeks and my dad definitely has more than a fair share of his own (but he could care less), so I know I’m at pretty high risk for hyperpigmentation too.
Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there aren’t a ton of natural skincare lines that offer serums targeted at hyperpigmentation. And I’m somewhat skeptical of the ones that do offer some sort of anti-spot cream or serum. This sounds ridiculously hypocritical, but a small part of me is still concerned that these organic potions aren’t nearly potent enough to cancel out years of sunbathing (nothing is, really). But when I came across Yuli Skincare a few months ago, I thought my skincare prayers were finally answered: Yuli is a clean skincare brand that’s also focused on cutting-edge skincare technology. If their high-tech focus makes you bit squeamish about the safety of their ingredients, never fear, Yuli’s products are all made without synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, mineral oil, silicones, petrochemicals, sulfates, triclosan, GMOs, urea, PABA, and phthalates.
Out of the products I’ve tried thus far, the Cell Perfecto PM serum is my favorite. This particular product is focused on erasing acne scars, pigmentation and dark spots. In other words, it is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s definitely a unique product: when you open it, the first thing you’ll notice are brown sediments. You need to shake the bottle to “activate” the sediment and allow it to mix in with the rest of the product. It feels somewhat like a very gentle exfoliator when you apply it, but don’t worry, the little beads absorb into your skin fairly quickly.
I’ve been waiting to review this product, because I wanted to give it adequate time to ensure its efficacy. Happily, this stuff has really worked well for me. It took 6 weeks or so for there to be any noticeable improvement on my existing spots, but it’s definitely the most effective anti-spot treatment I’ve used so far – my existing spots, though few and far between, are noticeably lighter and much less noticeable. Also, regular application definitely prevented new dark spots from forming in a pimple’s wake. So if you’re as concerned as I am about treating and / or preventing hyperpigmentation, look no further.
Available on the Yuli Skincare website.