Loreal’s Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting and Illuminating Serum

Lighter Skin or Just a Lighter Wallet?

Are you struggling to find a product that actually lightens your age spots or sun spots without leaving your skin dry and flaky?

Maybe you’ve tried a few just to find out that your dark spots are now light spots that look almost as bad as before. Maybe the product that you bought did absolutely zilch.

Loreal has some brand new products that they’ve added to their Youth Code line that they claim will get the job done.

Supposedly their new 2 new products, Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector and their SPF 30 Day Cream, will reduce and even eliminate your age spots.

By the end of this review, you’re going to learn exactly what’s in the serum and whether or not it’s actually worth the money that they’re asking for it.

Their Claim

According to Loreal, this new product will help you look 10 years younger by restoring luminosity and fighting discoloration. They say that their clinically-proven dual brightening formula helped 86% of women that used it to see fewer dark spots in just 8 weeks.

The words “luminous” and “brightening” always automatically put me on alert because they typically mean that the product contains ingredients that refract light to make you LOOK like you have fewer wrinkles or spots when in fact it’s just an optical illusion.

Loreal’s product actually doesn’t contain any of the typical culprits so I’m already intrigued. Let’s look at some more of the ingredients.

Active Ingredients

There are actually a few active ingredients in this product that act to reduce dark spots and melasma. They include:

  • Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid – used frequently as a skin bleach and dark spot remover in many cosmetics products

  • Niacinimide – an active form of B12 used regularly as an effective treatment for acne, scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside – vitamin C, which is typically used in combination with niacinimide to reduce age spots, hyperpigmentation and melisma

  • Potassium Hydroxide – an extremely strong base chemical that’s effectively used as a bleaching agent in many top skincare products.

  • Hyaluronic Acid – I know, this isn’t strictly a treatment dark spots but it IS a pretty great thing to have in your wrinkle fighting products. To read more about it, check out our Top 10 Ingredients article.

These additives aren’t just included in the ingredients – they’re all listed pretty close to the top of the list which means that they’re main ingredients. That’s a good thing, too.

Final Word

Between the overwhelmingly positive reviews of users and a close evaluation of the ingredients list, I’d say that Loreal’s new product is well worth a shot. For once, there may actually be a product that lives up to its name!

Click here to find Loreal’s Youth Code Dark Spot Serum Corrector now.

If you’ve tried this product, let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.

2 Responses to “Loreal’s Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting and Illuminating Serum”
  1. ginnywatts says:

    I’ve only used it for a few days so can’t report on it’s effectiveness but using it as instructed applying sparingly to face and neck – my eyes are really red. I did not apply under or around my eyes. At this point, I am only applying it on sun spot areas on the sides of my face hoping it’s far enough from my eyes to continue to use. If my eyes continue to be red, I’ll be returning the products. More warnings are needed about this.

    • Theresa says:

      Please keep us posted, Ginny. I hope that the redness clears up from your eyes. Are they burning, too? Good luck!

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