While I’m all for a no-fuss, capsule skincare routine, I’ve been wanting to add a serum to my regimen for a while now. You may have seen in my Althea haul that I got myself the It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Effector to try out. I’ve been using the serum ever since I got it, and in this post, I’ll be sharing what I think about it.
The It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Effector is a brightening serum loaded with licorice to help reverse signs of sun damage, redness, skin pigmentation, and even scarring. Licorice helps brighten the complexion, reduce Melanin production, and soothe irritated skin. It’s extremely lightweight and absorbs into the skin quickly. It comes with a dropper, so it’s really easy to control how much product comes out.
I decided to get this serum because I wanted to have something Licorice-based in my skincare routine. Licorice and Salicylic Acid go really well together, and Salicylic Acid is pretty much the foundation of my whole regimen. I also wanted something to help fade dark spots caused by zits, and since Vitamin C and Salicylic Acid cancel each other out, I thought something with Licorice would be a great alternative.
I really noticed a difference after I started using this serum. I don’t get zits often, but when I do, they often turn into dark spots. Using the serum has really helped to fade them quickly. I don’t think I’ve noticed an overall brightening of my whole face, and I haven’t tried the serum out on actual scars, but I’m pleased with the results. I also think that it helped to use it in conjunction with Salicylic Acid. It’s also pretty cheap for a serum. I got it for Php390 on Althea; not too bad considering that a lot of effective serums can cost upwards of Php1000.
Overall, I’m really happy with this serum. It wasn’t a hassle to incorporate into my routine, and it’s been truly effective when it comes to fading dark spots.