REVIEW Elsheskin Radiant Skin Serum

by - August 18, 2020

I bet you’ve heard/read great reviews about this Elsheskin product so many times already. It’s been quite a while this product has been hyped by many of its users. Even beauty influencers raved this product a lot. I’ve been interested in this one ever since I heard it the first time, but, I always ended up buying other serum or got one from a brand for a collaboration. I finally bought it when my previous serum almost finished. It happened that this product was on sale on Sociolla :D

Many people got positive benefits from using this Radiant Skin Serum. But, the most interesting one for me is its ability to reduce hyperpigmentations. I’m well aware that it doesn’t give the same effect to everyone. There’s a possibility that it doesn’t do anything for me at all. But, I wouldn’t know how it works on me if I didn’t give it a shot, right?

Ah, I want to give a disclaimer before you guys keep on reading this review… I tried this serum when I was in an on-and-off period of using skincare because of something that I can’t explain. It might affect the result on me.

IDR199,000 for 20ml.

A frosted glass bottle. The colour is red & it’s dark to keep it safe, nothing special from the bottle.

There’s a garlic-like smell from this serum. It’s very similar to Wardah White Secret Pure Treatment Essence’s smell. If I’m not mistaken, the odour that comes from this serum is less overwhelming than the one from Wardah’s. I’m not sure, though, if it’s because I get used to such smell, or it’s actually is less robust.

This serum is very liquidy. It doesn’t leave any tackiness and is fast-absorbing.

Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Arbutin, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfite, Acetyl Tyrosine, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glutathione, Glycerin, Niacinamide, PEG-400, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopherol, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminoethylphosphinic Acid, Sodium Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Metabisulfite, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Bisulfite.

Great IngredientComedogenic / Fungal Acne TriggerBe Aware

Reduces melanin production • yes
Helps brighten • yes
Reduces dark spots on the skin • kind of
Helps fade acne scars • kind of

I didn’t experience any breakout or irritation in any form while using this product. But, sometimes I feel it stings on my skin. The sting isn’t much, so I don’t really mind. The most significant effect I notice while using it is it helps brighten my overall complexion. Even though it helps brighten my skin, I don’t feel like it makes such a significant difference on fading the acne scars, or hyperpigmentations to be exact.

Don’t get me wrong, I do think it helps reducing hyperpigmentations, especially the PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation—the brown marks). It does even less for PIE (redness). Not to mention I was being on-and-off on using skincare while trying this product out. It means this product might give more significant results if I used it diligently. Come to think of it, it also might be because I heard too many good reviews about it, that I started having a very high expectation. Since I had my presumption high, the progress seemed to be less significant than it actually is.

Would I recommend this serum, though? Yes, I would. It doesn’t reach my high expectation, but we must always remember that every skin is different. It might work better on you. And it’s not like it doesn’t give any effect to my skin. It successfully makes my skin tone brighter a lot.

Suitable for
It is more suitable for people who are dealing with dull skin, hyperpigmentations, and/or dark spots. Not recommended if you still have many active acne. If your skin is sensitive, I suggest you consult with a dermatologist or the brand.

+ helps brighten the skin
+ lightweight, liquidy texture that’s fast-absorbing
+ interesting ingredients used
+ a local product

- quite pricey
- unflattering smell

Overall rating

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor, chemist, nor an expert. I mark the ingredients as green, yellow, or red based on Skincarisma and/or my own knowledge, and probably biased by my preference. Please also note that some ingredients can be both good and bad depends on your skin type and preference. I tell this product is suitable for people who I THINK would suit it. I do this to make it easier for newbies. Please do your own research too and find which ingredients suit (or don’t work well on-) your skin!
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