Amidst the worries and anxiety that come with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a silver lining for skincare enthusiasts who are working from home: some of us now have more time to take care of our skin.
Personally, I have always struggled with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, which were made worse with constant exposure to sun. Now that I’m going out much less frequently, I wanted to take full advantage of this quarantine period to work on evening out my skin tone and fading the dark spots on my skin.
I decided to try out the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence by using it every day to see if it can fade my dark spots and improve my overall complexion in 30 days. What was the result? Read on to find out!
About the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence
You are probably wondering why I chose the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence as the brightening product to try out.
First of all, it is a vitamin C serum with a fairly high concentration of L-ascorbic acid of 5%. As a brightening ingredient, Vitamin C needs no introduction. It is well proven to not only lighten acne scars, pigmentation and dark spots, but also revitalise dull skin tone for an overall brighter and more glowing complexion.
Despite being a highly effective brightening ingredient, vitamin C can oxidise rather quickly once exposed to light and air and lose its efficacy. That’s why I was glad to know that the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence contains a stabilised form of vitamin C, which stays effective even when exposed to light, air and temperature of up to 45°C.
This means I don’t need to store the serum in the fridge like I used to do for my other vitamin C serums, which has saved me so much hassle!
But it’s more than just a brightening and spot-correcting skincare potion. The dermatologist-tested Atorrege AD+ essence also helps improve moisture retention and prevent clogging of pores. These benefits help to improve overall skin condition so your skin appears healthier than before!
Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence: An experiment to prove its antioxidant strength
Here’s an experiment done on an apple, which we know oxidises quickly when exposed. One side of the apple has been applied with the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence.
After three days, the side without the product has turned brown from oxidation, while the side applied with the essence looked like it barely changed!
What this experiment shows is the strength of the antioxidant in the formula and how it can protect the apple – and also our skin – from the effects of oxidisation. Amazing!
Now, you can imagine how excited I am to try out the product after seeing this result in the experiment. Read on to see my review.
Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence Review: What is my verdict?
My first impression of the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence was how quickly it absorbed into the skin. I used to only use my vitamin C serums in my nighttime routine because I find the texture of other serums to be rather thick and greasy, and they took some time to absorb.
That’s why I was very pleased to see that the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence has a very lightweight texture that absorbed almost instantly and didn’t leave any sticky residue on the skin. I could immediately move on to the next product in my routine without having to wait a few minutes like I used to do.
The comfortable texture and ease of absorption certainly helped make sure that I was able persist with using the product every day – in fact, I look forward to this part of the routine!
After 30 days of consistent daily use, I can tell that my overall skin tone has become brighter and a lot of my dark spots have faded away. While it’s normal that dark spots will visibly fade as new skin cells form, I felt that the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence did speed the skin renewal cycle. I could see the lightening effect on my dark spots just after a few days instead of weeks.
Skin brightening is not an easy task, especially for acne and blemish-prone skin like mine, so I can’t be happier to find a brightening product that checks all of my boxes. Not only does the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence bring visible results, but it also has a fantastic lightweight, quick-absorbing texture. I can safely say I have found my new go-to brightening serum!
I will certainly recommend this product to those who would like to achieve brighter and more even skin tone and to help lighten the appearance of pigmentation and spots.
The product is suitable for all skin type, including acne-prone and irritable skin, thanks to its fragrance- and colourant-free formula, ability to reduce the appearance of acne scars, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Where can you get the Atorrege AD+ C5 EX Brightening Essence?
Want to try out this serum for yourself? You can find it at selected Guardian and Watsons stores, as well as online at www.betime.com.sg. The 18ml bottle retails for SGD99.