Omojo Skin Brightening 0.5 oz
I wondered about my “mojo” when I started to test Omojo Skin Brightening, a serum that boasts at evening out skin tone and restoring skin’s youthful glow. Would my mojo somehow get a boost?

Kidding aside, Omojo says its name “derives from the magic of ocean biodiversity whose mysteries and resources hold infinite promise for promoting human health and well-being.” Sounds intriguing, huh? The Omojo Skin Brightening is an all-natural, paraben and fragrance free skin brightening serum, containing pearl powder. Pearl powder is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine as a detoxification and anti-inflammatory agent. Pearl powder, finely milled from saltwater pearls, contains amino acids and minerals and is said to have a purifying effect on the skin, thus helping smooth the skin and fading acne scars, sun spots and freckles.

This colorless and odorless serum, packaged in a .5 fl oz see-through vial with an airless pump, has a gel-like consistency and feels cool and sticky initially, yet glides well when applied. As it dries, the skin feels and appears very smooth and moisturized, probably due to the squalene extract, which is a natural moisturizer. As for the evening out of my skin tone, it remains to be seen even after the fourth week of applying the serum twice daily on cleansed skin. Alas, the mojo-deflating melasma and stubborn sun spots on my cheeks have not really lightened to any visible degree.

Since it is Omojo’s belief that “beauty comes from within and its glow starts at the cellular level then radiates up to the skin,” it would perhaps be another story if I had also taken the Omojo Pearl Powder Supplement. The 15-day supply of pearl powder capsules can be purchased with the serum in a kit. It is said that a typical dose of 1 gram pearl powder is traditionally mixed with water or tea and taken twice weekly. This supplement can be taken like any pill daily before a meal and contains 320 mg of pearl powder and 100 mg of calcium. For an average retail price of $25  for the kit, I may just give the daily supplement a try along with continuing the serum application.

As a dark spot lightening product by itself, the Omojo Skin Brightening serum did not live up to my expectations, so I would refrain from recommending it for such purpose. However, it did leave my skin with a well hydrated and smoother appearance that I might just look into Omojo’s various targeted skin care kits, featuring pure marine based ingredients, minerals and vitamins.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Glycerol, 1.3 Butanediol, Squalene Extracts, Pearl Extracts, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C Derivatives, Vitamin A, RH 40, Allantoin, Capone 2020, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hyaluronic Acid, EDTA 2Na