Reviewed: Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum
My only skincare regime until I hit my mid-20s was overzealously washing my face with super-sudsy face washes that made my oily skin feel “squeaky clean”. That, and wearing absolutely NO moisturiser and sunscreen, no matter what the weather. It’s a miracle that I have decently behaved skin despite all my (unknowing) attempts to sabotage any chance of having good skin. Actually, I think ignorance about identifying one’s skin type, its issues, and how to deal with them is a major problem for most teenage girls.
Even though I’m better off now, in the sense that I know how my skin behaves and how I can tackle it, my skincare game still has room for improvement. If I’m being honest, I can NEVER go through the entire Korean beauty regime. It’s just too time consuming. However, I can’t deny that my curiosity has been piqued. And so I found myself drawn to Lakmé Absolute’s Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum.
Serums are supposed to be used after you have cleansed and toned your skin, and before applying moisturiser. I generally apply this serum as soon as I get out of the shower, and then dress up. By the time I’m done, the serum has penetrated into my skin and is ready for a light moisturiser and sunscreen. I generally don’t jump on the skin whitening bandwagon, however, it does help reverse the tanning one is subjected to in a tropical climate like Mumbai’s.
What I love about this Lakmé serum is how easily it gets absorbed into the skin since it is so lightweight, and the fact that it is non-greasy, which is a big plus for someone with overactive sebaceous glands. I’m pretty sure the serum has a hydrating effect because my skin visibly plumps up after using it. The one thing that didn’t work for me was that the serum broke me out and this could potentially be because of its silicone content. Despite that, I’d say this would work well for people who don’t have sensitive skin.