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KERACELL Brightening Serum Review

is a Solution for:
Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation
Keracell Britghtening Serum
May 9, 2018 Reviewed by Marta 0 Comments
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A sophisticated serum for improving skin tone and fading wrinkles


Does what it's name says with advanced ingredients


A couple of harsh preservatives

I have been using KERACELL Brightening Serum ($80) for more than a month and I am seeing clearer, more radiant skin. I’ve even been getting a few compliments. More surprising, is the fading of a few freckles.

I say surprising because my skin is fair, very freckly and somewhat sun-blotched. It is a challenge for most hyperpigmentation serums. I am also very realistic in my expectations as dark spots, melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation are very hard to remove without resorting to laser and topical treatments must be given months to do what they need to do. So, to see some freckle fading in five weeks is something I find very encouraging.

KERACELL, of course, uses a complex of stem cells throughout its line of products including Brightening Serum. Therefore, this serum is doing more than brightening and is helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. On the brightening front, the star of this show is an ingredient touted to be much more powerful than kojic acid. But it is so much more than that

Diglucosyl gallic acid is an amazing ingredient that actually harnesses the skin’s microbiota. Yes, I am talking about the microorganisms and bacteria that cohabit with us, sharing our body’s real estate for good and bad. The skin microbiota is continuously communicating with our epidermal cells and, this is the very cool part,  it can even activate specific cosmetic compounds by converting them into biologically active molecules on the skin’s surface.

Diglucosyl gallic acid is also known as trihydroxy benzoic acid alpha-glucoside (THBG) and when applied to the skin it is partially converted into another form, trihydroxy benzoic acid (THBA) by the skin’s microbiota. And what’s it doing in a brightening serum? Well, THBG and THBA work together to lighten pigmentation and even out skin tone by inhibiting free radical formation and helping prevent melanogenesis.

This fascinating ingredient is given a very able helping hand with Oligopeptide-68. A sophisticated peptide that inhibits the regulator of melanogenic enzymes, tyrosinase, TRP-1 and TRP-2. It is supposed to be better at skin lightening than arbutin and vitamin C.

The botanical extract featured is mulberry. This is typically used in skincare as a whitener. Studies have been shown mulberry leaf extract to inhibit tyrosinase activity.

I have been using KERACELL Brightening Serum at night (although it could be used daytime if followed with a sunscreen). I’ve been enjoying waking up to radiant and more even skin and will certainly keep this as part of my regimen going forward. Finally, a call out to the preservative phenoxyethanol, which is the only ingredient to dislike.


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