About Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum
- Product: Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum
- Price: 19.99 USD
- Date of Purchase: 4/2/2017
- Vendor: Meijer
- Reason for Purchase: I had actually bought The Body Shop: Drops of Youth serum before I had bought the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum serum because I have no self control. I had actually gone out to buy a serum that was color correcting, but came away from Ulta bummed out because all of the products were pretty expensive. However, when I went to Meijer, I checked out Yes to products because I had loved the Yes to Tomatoes Facial Cleanser so much. I found they had just the serum I was looking for, and I hope that it helps to reduce the marks on my face from my most recent breakout.
Because I had such a good experience with Yes to Tomatoes Facial Cleanser, I expect that I will have a good experience with the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum. My expectations will be high regarding their ingredients, because Yes to brand is very open about what they are using and why they chose to use it. Therefore, I don’t think it will be too hard understanding what their thought processes were and what they hope will happen (no funny business).
The only thing I might worry about is the idea of the Say Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum whitening my face. I don’t think it will do so dramatically, but sometimes to fight hyper-pigmentation, companies believe the solution is to whiten the whole face. I don’t believe it will, but the goal is remove these horrid marks on my face (which I put there from my notorious picking I do on my face.
According to the Yes to website, only 64% of customers recommend this product. Hopefully I am on the right side of those reviews.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum ingredients include:
- Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract: green tea extract can help boost collagen levels, as well as provide a strong dose of antioxidants to combat free-radicals. Green tea also has caffeine, which helps to improve skin elasticity (Source).
- Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract: after doing some digging, the best benefit grapefruit seems to have is anti-fungal. There are minimal antioxidant properties (besides tocopherol). However, this helps to avoid the spread of bacteria, which in turn causes breakouts. That helps to reduce your overall dark spot experience (Source).
- Glycerin: A sugar alcohol compound which is water soluble. It prevents skin from drying out by drawing up moisture through skin layers to slow and prevent excessive dryness and water evaporation.
- Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil: This ingredient acts as a moisturizer or emollient. It protects the skin from dryness by acting as a shield from water escaping (evaporation). It also has a large amount of vitamin E, so the skin is also healed and protected by the vitamin.
- Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Oil: lavender acts as an emollient, which attracts moisture to the skin. It has a sweet, soft scent that can help anxiety and sleepiness. Lavender includes linalool, which helps with healing.
Overall, the ingredients in Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum aren’t inspiring. Grapefruit is known to be an anti-fungal. However, this is in low dosages and there are several warnings against using grapefruit extract due to the problems that can arise when the sun lands on skin covered in it. There are numerous studies that report that this can damage the skin more than it helps. I did, however, see that they added Mica to the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum ingredients, which can be extremely helpful because it can act as a natural sunblock.
Green tea leaf extract is also a strange one because the package says on the front: “Yes to White Tea to lighten dark spots and grapefruit to even skin tone, naturally!” (FSC C010083). It also says that the white tea included helps clear sun damage. So, are they saying that this green tea extract is somehow linked to the white tea? It does make for a confusing time. I am not sure because white and green are two different teas and I am not sure if they are attempting to make one sounds synonymous with another….not sure what is going on there.
The Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum package itself says: “Yes to Grapefruit naturally derived formulations blend powerful citrus botanicals with other ingredients to help correct and repair uneven skin tone and enhance radiance”. There is clearly white tea, in the product, and I am not sure if it stems from the green tea extract or not.
The results I had from Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum were mixed. On the one hand, I found that after a week of use my skin was taking the whole situation well and I felt some of the ingredients blended well into my skin. However, I found that some of the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum ingredients did not blend well with my skin and reacted poorly when mixed with other products.
I believe that the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum did a little bit to highlight my skin and make it glow more. The white tea did the most for my skin and blended the best. After about 6 days my skin seemed clearer, as if I had done a banana mask. So, I would agree with Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum that white tea is a detergent that can help to lighten dull and discolored areas. I would recommend it to those who are looking to balance out their skin tone and add some radiance to their skin.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum had a hard time blending with other ingredients and all the ingredients didn’t blend into my skin.
While using the Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum, my skin is conditioned and healthy, and has a nice shine to it. I found that the white tea really seemed to settle well into the epidermal layer of the skin better than any other ingredient so far. However, my skin care process that you can find in the My Skin Care Routine article consists of a 10-step process. This includes oils, creams, face masks, and serums. The problem with Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum is that the serum did not mix well with other ingredients. Especially vitamin E oil and lotions. I put the Yes to Grapefruit serum on my neck and around my clavicle it meets with the lotion I apply to my body. The two blended together ends up causing “pilling” on my body. It’s very weird, but I found that in general, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum cannot be blended with any other ingredients. That is a huge red flag for the product because, for one thing, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum is not an emollient (or moisturizer). It also does not attract moisture to the skin (humectant) or clean it (surfectant). So, in all, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum cannot replace any other skin care product in your routine. You will have to add a moisturizing cream or oil to hydrate your skin and an SPF cream to protect it from the sun. Yes to Grapefruit will not take well to it.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum also did not fully absorb into my skin. Eventually I had to wipe away all the product because it would sit on top of my skin and pill with the other products or would begin to dry and flake off. At the end of the day, I feel as though the only active ingredient was the white tea. Grapefruit could be effective, but it needs some sort of better mix to stick on the skin.
Also, Say Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum itself was a little gross. It is a strange brown, slimy serum with an odd texture due to the fact that the ingredients do not blend well together.
At the end of the day, I would not use Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum again as a serum. Because it reacted so poorly to other ingredients on my skin, I know I will end up wiping off more product than what I am keeping on.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum has its ups. It was able to lighten my complexion. However, this can be achieved with topic vitamin C-packed serums. This will also help to minimize pilling on the face and neck. I know that it sounds ridiculous, but the real issue I had was that I use a lot of products. If you do not have a lot of products you use and you want to use one product, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum can help with color correction. But it does not blend well with the epidermis. You’d do better to wear a banana mask once a week. That works even better as a detergent.