Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum Review


Korean skincare is increasingly popular in recent years. Their routines are known for being multi-step and highly customized and have become a go-to for beauty enthusiasts around the world. With their infinite range of products, many Korean brands have outstripped the standards and influenced the global skincare industry.

One of the newest Korean beauty brands, Axis-Y has recently gained so much attention among beauty junkies, thanks to their most effective serum: Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

About Axis-Y

A little bit of introduction about this brand, Axis-Y is a Korean brand that offers certified climate-friendly and cruelty-free skincare products. Axis-Y has released a 6+1+1 Advanced Formula skincare line that aims to combat oily and acne-prone skin in humid climates, which includes six products in total. 

Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is one of the products in the mentioned skincare line that is thoroughly formulated to deal with personal skin concerns.

What is Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum?

Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is a brightening serum that is perfect for dark spot treatment. Dark spot treatment is important in any skincare routine because it helps to even out skin tone and improve overall skin complexion. 

Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

This serum contains 5% niacinamide which is meant to correct dark spots and brighten the skin. Incorporating Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum into a skincare routine can help to fade existing dark spots while preventing new ones from forming. To know more about this serum, read further and decide whether it fits your skincare needs. 

What Does Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum Do?

The Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is a niacinamide-based serum that has become a popular choice for individuals looking to improve their overall complexion. The serum is specifically formulated to correct dark spots, improve uneven skin tone, and reduce pigmentation, making it a valuable addition to any skincare routine.

Based on their official website, Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is claimed to:

  • correct dark spots
  • improves uneven skin tone
  • retains moisture
  • reduces pigmentation
  • soothes and brightens the skin
  • deeply moisturizes

Ingredients of Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum 

Main Ingredients - Niacinamide (5%)

A water-soluble vitamin that works with the skin's natural substances to strengthen the skin barrier while improving dullness and uneven skin tone. Niacinamide is a powerful brightening ingredient to treats moderate acne and reduces inflammation caused by acne and rosacea.

In this serum, niacinamide is also mixed with rice bran in an appropriate ratio to improve the effectiveness of the tone-up function. Chef-kiss!

6 Base Ingredients

Other than niacinamide, there are six other promising ingredients in the Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum:

  1. Squalane - combats skin aging by protecting against free radicals
  2. Papaya - brightens sun-damaged skin and under-eyes dark circles 
  3. Sea Buckthorn - brightens skin complexion and reduces dark spots
  4. Rice Bran - brightens and smoothes the skin
  5. Allantoin - stimulates and encourages the growth of new tissues
  6. Calendula - increases the speed of healing progress of acne scars and blemishes

Full Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Erythritol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola)Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Glutathione, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

How to Use Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

Serums are commonly used before moisturizers because moisturizers are meant to seal every nutrient from the skincare products you put on your skin. 

If you're having more steps in skincare, make sure to wear your skincare products in order based on the consistency- from the thinnest to the thickest texture. This is important to make sure the skincare products you wear are completely absorbed into the skin. 

There are a few ways how to use the Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum:

  1. Apply a thin layer on targeted areas (dark spots) or
  2. Apply a thin layer to the entire face

Make sure to gently pat the serum onto the skin until it is fully absorbed. You can use this dark spot serum in both your morning and night skincare routines for better results. 

My Thoughts on Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum (Review)


Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum comes in a tube packaging with a pump head dispenser. You can't see the content of the tube because the packaging is not transparent so you can't figure out how much serum you have left. 

I think this kind of packaging is effective only at the beginning of use as the product is still considered full in the packaging so it's easy to pump out the serum. Once the serum is almost run out, you'll need a little bit of struggle to get the desired amount because most of the time, you'll just pump out some air. 

Unless you are ready to cut the whole tube, you can just smudge the remaining excess serum inside and buy a new one as your next tube. This is a bit risky because after you cut the tube and the serum inside is actually still quite plentiful, you can't keep the remaining amount because it's already been exposed. 

Nevertheless, the packaging is quite convenient especially when you want to travel. It won't get easily leak because it also had a transparent cap to prevent accidentally pushing the pump dispenser while in your bag. 

Texture and Consistency

This dark spot serum is not the usual lightweight serum you've ever used. The texture is quite thick, hence the recommendation to only apply a thin layer, especially to those with oily skin. But it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn't leave any tacky feeling, resulting in a natural glow finish. 

The formula of Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is quite hydrating, which I love the most! It makes it an ideal skincare product to be used both as a serum and moisturizer, depending on your skin type and needs. 

But, if you have dry skin, you'll still need to apply a moisturizer because using this serum alone won't satisfy the needs of your skin moisture. Overall, Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is suitable for all skin types. 


Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum has a minimal herbal scent. I think it comes from the faint rosemary scent that fades away upon application. But it doesn't linger much and is barely noticeable. This ingredient may be irritating to some people (especially with sensitive skin), so make sure to check the ingredients that your skin might not tolerate. 

My Experience

Having dark spots are common to my skin as I occasionally had some acne (especially when I'm on my period) which eventually leads to scars. So, reducing the appearance of dark spots has always been my top priority in my skincare routine. 

I've used a few other dark spot treatments before and some of them did make some improvements to my skin. When Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum went viral all over social media before, I can't help to get myself one because I was so tempted by lots of approval from beauty enthusiasts and all those consumers' positive feedback.  

I'm glad that I did that panic shopping at midnight. 

After using it for the first week, I could see an improvement in my skin. I applied a thin layer all over my face and also focused on targeted areas every single night. Although the dark spots are not completely disappeared, I could see them gradually fade away, which is good enough as I've been wearing the serum for only one week. 

My skin also looks healthier since I've included this serum in my skincare routine. I'm currently in love with Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum because the results are clearly visible even though it does take some time. 

Now, I understand why this serum got a lot of crazy raves all over social media before because it's already been proven countless times to treat dark spots. I will definitely repurchase this serum but I also hope they improve on the packaging. If you're still not using Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum, you're missing out!

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