Arami Essentials has created the solution to one of the banes of every person of color’s existence, hyperpigmentation. Our melanated skin is very prone to dark marks, discoloration and hyperpigmentation due to excess melanin production which can be caused by anything from sun damage to acne scars, you name it. It’s my job as the Beauty and Wellness Editor here at 21 MAG to bring you the hottest beauty tips and tricks as well as product recommendations that are sure to have the skincare gods smiling down on you and guess what; I won’t steer you wrong!
Arami Essentials released their first ever brightening serum called the HLR drops and it is a miracle in a bottle. The HLR drops contain all the key active ingredients you would want in a serum, from hyaluronic acid to Niacinamide and the star ingredient, hyperpigmentation’s worst nightmare, Alpha-Arbutin.
I have been using this product religiously for a few weeks and I can confidently say it surpassed all my expectations and as a result, I am here to spill all the tea on the five things I noticed while using this product and why it has officially become a staple in my skincare routine. Arami Essentials, take all my coins!
1. Hyperpigmentation, Who?
During the testing phase of this product, Arami Essentials reported that women noticed a significant difference in the hyperpigmentation of their skin in only four weeks, and they told no lies because I personally noticed a difference around week 3.
Arami Essentials’ HLR drops contains 2% Alpha Arbutin; a key ingredient for fighting hyperpigmentation as it reduces the appearance of sun damage and discolouration by tackling the amount of melanin produced in your skin. I also noticed that the consistent use of this product gave my skin a nice glow to it. My skin tone evened out tremendously and it brightened my complexion overall.
2. Hydrated, Plump Skin
One of the three-star ingredients in the HLR drops is its holy hydration ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid. I could not really tell just how hydrating this product is because I religiously applied other hydrating products to my skin before applying the HLR drops as I found the application of this product a lot easier and seamless on already damp skin. However, I did notice my skin looked properly hydrated and plump and it gave me that glass skin effect in combination with other hydrating products.
3. Acne Where?
While the Arami Essentials HLR drops is highly acclaimed for its work against hyperpigmentation, I did not expect this product to help keep my acne at bay. I introduced this product into my skincare routine at a time when my skin was breaking out more than usual. Now this product does not claim to clear acne and this is solely based on my experience, but I noticed my skin looked noticeably clearer with the consistent use of this product. I would like you to bear in mind that I was not using any acne fighting products on my skin during the testing phase of this product, so that’s an added bonus.
4. Hello Oil Control!
If you are an oily skin girl like myself, I highly recommend giving this product a try for its multiple benefits, most especially its oil control magic due to one of its key active ingredients, Niacinamide.
Niacinamide helps to control sebum production, making the Arami Essentials HLR drops perfect for both oily and combination skin. I used this serum as part of my morning and night time skincare routine and observed a significant reduction in the oiliness of my skin during the day. Can this product miss? I highly doubt it!
5. When I Tell You My Skin Is Glowingg
Last but not the least, I can tell you for free that my skin is glowing! As a dark skinned woman, it can be a struggle trying to achieve glowy, dewy skin without altering your natural complexion and going multiple shades lighter. My skin left to itself tends to look dull unless I am directly under the sun and hello, UV rays? Imagine my surprise when people kept complimenting me on my glowing complexion.
As I mentioned earlier, Alpha Arbutin which is one of the main active ingredients in the HLR drops helps to improve the appearance of skin and even out your skin tone which results in a noticeable glow and the consistent use of this product had my skin glowing literally like the sun!
I had a lot of high hopes and expectations for this product and it did not disappoint. Arami Essentials HLR drops is currently my favourite step in my skincare routine. The only con is the price, as it is on the high end. Their 30ml bottle retails for N9,600. Honestly, I can tell you from first hand experience that the HLR drops is well worth the money and Arami Essentials offers a 20% discount on your next bottle when you refill your empty HLR drops bottle. This product is amazing, with its stellar ingredients, formulation and do not get me started on the results! If you are struggling with hyperpigmentation and overall dull skin, Arami Essentials has you covered.
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