I love any products that claim to brighten the skin. Having acne prone skin, it often leads to dark spots even when I don’t pop the pimples. So I am weak when it comes to buying brightening products.
I recently tried one that is raved by my skincare friends – Marine Therapy Dark Spot Correcting Serum from the brand Always Be Pure.
Marine therapy serum focused on removing dark spots and blemishes. Whitening and brightening effect for dark and dull skin from dark spot, melasma, blemish, and pigmentation. Unlike vitamin-containing products for a whitening effect, Marine therapy serum does not irritate the skin. It is also suitable for sensitive skin as it has passed hypoallergenic testing.
Fresh and moist texture without stickiness – Light and fresh high-enriched texture absorbs quickly to skin without stickiness to provide feeling of moisture.
Good ingredients for skin! – Contains mild EWG Green Grade 1 substance to soothe irritated skin.
- Deep sea water from clean East Sea 50% – Clean water of natural mineral from deep East Sea soothes skin and delivers nutrition and moisture deep inside the skin. Deep sea water from 200m-depth of East Sea with over 70 natural minerals is the cleanest water made by the nature. The water has mineral balance similar to our body to provide nutrition and deep moisturizing for sensitive and weak skin.
- Sea grape extract 10% (Caulerpa lentillifera extract) – Sea grape’s fucoidan helps controlling melanin synthesis and it has excellent skin whitening effect and melasma and blemish removing effect. In addition, it is effective for treating skin inflammation and troubles from UV rays and it helps protect and help skin recover.
Full Ingredients List:
Sea Water (50%), Water, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract (10%), Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide (4.9%), Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, Carbomer, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Laminaria Japonica Extract (893 ppm), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Pearl Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cynanchum Atratum Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract (13 ppm), Undaria Pinnatifida Extract (13 ppm), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (12.5 ppm), Ecklonia Cava Extract (12.5 ppm), Gelidium Cartilagineu
Suitable for daily use on ALL skin types, including sensitive and combination skin.
Dark Spots, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Melasma and Blemishes.
– Help correct dark spots and discolorations
– Visibly reduces a broad spectrum of dark spots including those caused by age and UV exposure
– Helps visibly reduce post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation
– Helps visibly brighten skin over time for a more even and radiant skin tone
I really love this type of packaging for a serum. It comes in a light purple, see- through bottle with a pump dispenser. Hygiene and convenient are guaranteed
Texture / Finish:
This gel type serum is colourless, odourless and has a slight viscosity. It is a bit slippery but very lightweight. It feels hydrating on my skin and leaves a fresh finish.
I am intrigued when I first saw the product’s description. It contains 10% Caulerpa Lentillifera extract which is also known as Sea Grape or the Sabahan calls it Latok. It tastes so good with Sambal Belacan. Yummy! Now back to my review.
This serum contains 4.9% Niacinamide which is good to help diminish dark spots and oil control on the skin. One of the reasons I love it! Niacinamide is especially good for people with oily skin.
Despite its gel-like consistency, it absorbs quickly into my skin, with no tackiness or film residue. I can instantly feel my skin is so much smoother and plumper. It gives great hydration to my skin and leaving a radiant, glowy look.
I have oily skin, acne prone due to hormone. Everytime a pimple comes to visit, it often leaves a dark Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), even when I don’t pop it.
After only 1 week of usage, I noticed major PIH improvement, the dark spots used to be dark brown – black pigmented. They are gradually fading to greyish brown, I am amazed!
The above result is only after 2 weeks of usage. ❤️ I’ll definitely keep on using it with hope that it can help to lighten the PIH.
Another significant result is, I noticed my skin tone seems a bit brighter. I rarely use day cream these days but it is quite obvious my skin is fairer and my colleagues also noticed it.
I didn’t experience any adverse reactions (itchiness, redness, irritations) while using this product. All of the comments are based on my experiences and only my own. However, you may experience different reactions because our skin varies individually. YMMV.