Bonjour, superskinbaby here! I am reviewing Bellflower Idebenone Brightening Serum, which is a new brand from South Korea!
Name : Idebenone Brightening Serum
Size: 50 ml
Purpose: Brightening & Elastic Skin
Price : $24.00 from Officical Website
Idebenone is the most potent and effective compound of antioxidants found so far. The effects of drugs on the body are still being studied. However, to date, it has been shown that mitochondria, which are involved in cell respiration, improve oxidation and protect cells from oxidative stress.
In fact, it has been used in neurology, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology. It is known that there are effects of restoration of neurological symptoms such as ataxia and dementia caused by nerve cell damage, improvement of hearing loss due to external damage, and improvement of optic neuritis. However, research papers have been published that have been effective on skin in recent years, and they have been used for anti-aging, skin moisturizing, and fine wrinkle improvement by promoting collagen synthesis.
Water, Xanthan gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene glycol, Butylene glycol, Niacinamide, Propolis extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) flower extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) flower extract, Rosa damascena flower extract, Chrysanthemum indicum flower extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose) flower extract, Nelumbo nucifera flower extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower extract, Inula britannica flower extract, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract, Glycosyl trehalose, Hydrogenated lecithin, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, Arginine, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hyaluronate, Tremella fuciformis (Mushroom) extract, Panthenol, Acorus calamus root extract, Perilla ocymoides leaf extract, Ascorbic acid, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) fruit oil, Aniba rosaeodora (Rosewood) wood oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) oil
Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone (Idebenone) 600 ppm they have been used for anti-aging, skin moisturizing, and fine wrinkle improvement by promoting collagen synthesis.
Niacinamide 2% Niacinamide is a kind of Vitamin B3 and whitening effect is excellent. It is a whitening functional ingredient approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Administration. It shows improvement of skin tone and inhibition of trouble occurrence whitening effect. It shows the effect of improving skin barrier. It blocks the pathway of melanin to the surface of the skin, so it prevents the skin from becoming dark when applied to areas where scars or stain marks are likely to occur or areas exposed to ultraviolet light.
Propolis Extract Propolis is a substance made by mixing bees with their own needles and enzymes in the same material as resin (resin) extracted from various plants for their survival and reproduction. Organic matter and minerals (inorganic salts) are the most common constituents. Minerals Vitamins · Amino acids · Fats · Organic acids · Flavonoids play an important role in cell metabolism, and terpenes and others play an anti-cancer role. Major efficacy include anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and immunity enhancement.
Adenosine 0.04% Adenosine helps protein synthesis and collagen synthesis in the dermis, it acts as a nourishing material, which helps prevent skin aging.
How to use
Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare routine before moisturizer.
Viscosity No light and no heavy
Incense No Artificial fragrance, Natural Aroma Scent
Color Light yellow from natural material
Feeling Slightly oily but fast absorption
Moisturizing Non-sticky and long lasting
Let’s start from the aroma. It smells slightly like any citrus smell or any product that mentions vitamin C in it. The scent is mild. The texture is indeed slightly oily, and a bit heavy for a serum. The ingredient list is super long, and I don’t think I will treat it as the first thing to put after a face wash. It is a brightening serum, but I don’t use it the way I would use a vitamin C. I keep mentioning vitamin C, because this product has asorbic acid down the list and the smell is similar.
It does contain many plant extracts, which I appreciate, but it also uses many essential oils, which you must pay attention to if you are sensitive to them. After using them for several weeks, my skin does not seem to like this serum. I had constant slightly flushed face, or redness which little uneven bumps, which indicate clogged pores and more little whiteheads than usual. My skin was stable before introducing this new serum, and I was wondering if it was because of my make-up or this serum. But after I stopped using this serum, my skin is back to being stable again, and the little irritation healed.
I am not a fan of the texture of the serum, which makes me want to use it as the last step of skincare after an emulsion (I am not using any cream for now). I have not tried that sequence of products, because I think the ingredient list of this serum is too long with too many essential oils that can have whatever that my skin does not agree with.
When I had constant clogged skin and pimples, it was hard to see if the serum had any brightening effect, as my skin was mostly red and slightly dull/oily. I am sad that I can’t like this serum, but if you are not sensitive to essential oils, I would say, no reason not to try this serum and see if it can work better in your case!
Thank you Bellflower for providing me this serum for review. Stay tuned for the next review from me ♥