AXIS-Y Serum Review | Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

Serums are a great pre-moisturizing step you should adopt in your skin-care routine; they tend to have a high concentration of the active ingredients and when used after cleansing deliver a lot of nutrients to the skin. Today I want to review the AXIS-Y serum for spot correction from their 611 skincare line. This a natural and moisturizing serum made for those who want to even out their skin tones. 

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About The Brand Axis-Y

AXIS-Y is an indie beauty brand hailing from South Korea. AXIS-Y seems to be highly focused on ethical beauty which is one reason I like the brand. As a result, they make beauty and skincare products that are vegan and cruelty-free.

The AXIS-Y team believes that understanding the effects of our climate is important for skin care and that the products should be individualized as much as possible. They have a narrower approach to beauty and are dedicated to solving specific skin issues.

Specially their 611 product line has been created under these values. With the 611 line, they hope to help people who deal with oiliness, acne, and trouble (especially if they live in humid climates) protect and heal their skin.

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The Axis-Y products are designed to target issues such as acne, pigmentation, and aging, and are formulated with natural ingredients such as green tea, honey, and mugwort. Some of their popular products include the Quinoa One Step Balanced Gel Cleanser, which gently removes impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils, and the Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum, which helps to brighten and even out skin tone. Other notable products from Axis-Y include the Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule, which strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, and the Daily Purifying Treatment Toner, which helps to control sebum production and prevent breakouts.

Why Use a Serum?

If you’re like me, you might like your skincare to be quick and easy. I have my own quick routine but sometimes there are specific issues I need to address. This is where serums can be very useful. 

Serums are moisturizing but they are not considered moisturizers. They tend to be thin and somewhat liquid in texture but they are also different from essence. The serum is a skincare step that goes between cleansing and moisturizing that delivers a strong dose of ingredients to the skin directly.

The way they are created, the active ingredients have a better chance of getting absorbed into the epidermis compared to moisturizers. Out of the products you can buy without a prescription, they have the most potent amount of active ingredients. As a result, if you have specific skin care goals, using a serum designed for that end can be more effective.  

Some who have very oily skins go as far as replacing their moisturizer with serums since it tends to be lighter on their skin. This is a measure you can experiment with and see how it works if you also have extremely oily skin. 

Pros & Cons

Before we take a detailed look at the product, let’s take a look at what I found to be the pros and cons of the AXIS-Y serum.


  • It has a pump which makes it easy to control the amount you are taking out
  • It is a vegan and cruelty-free serum
  • It’s relatively good at moisturizing and gives the skin a healthy glow


  • Some users find this product mildly irritating

Axis-Y Serum Review

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum and see what type of product it is.

1. Purpose

The AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is a highly moisturizing serum that was created to even out the skin pigmentation (such as dark spots). The plant driven formula improves the skin tone and creates a healthy glow.

AXIS-Y expresses their goal in creating this product was to help improve their customers’ skin so that they could feel comfortable in their bare skin, when not using makeup. 

2. Ingredients

You must be curious about what goes into the product. The serum is filled with natural ingredients and a powerful agent. I checked out some of the main ingredients and their effects:

Squalane, which is a natural antioxidant, is added to fight free radicals and protect the skin from undue aging. Squalane is a powerful moisturizer that resembles the skin’s natural oils. 

Papaya is added to improve the tone of sun-damaged skin and brighten under-eye dark circles. Papaya is rich in natural ingredients that help the skin such as Vitamins A, B, and C. It also contains enzymes that are antibacterial and antifungal.

Sea Buckthorn is used to even out the spots and brighten the skin. It contains various vitamins and minerals; it has antioxidant properties, might be good for skin regeneration, and reduce the inflammation caused by UV exposure.

Oryza Sativa Rice Bran is used to help smoothen and brighten the skin. It’s great for hydrating the skin and fighting off the free radicals as well. 

Allantoin will help with healing skin tissue and help regenerate new cells. It is a popular ingredient in Korean beauty products that also soothes sensitive skin and protects it.

Calendula also has healing properties that can improve blemishes and scars. It’s widely used for improving skin issues. 

Niacinamide is the main brightening agent used in the AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum. It’s related to vitamin B3 that both moisturizes and battles hyperpigmentation. It can also boost the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. 

Other AXIS-Y Sunscreen Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Erythritol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Glutathione, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin and Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil.

This product has been marked as completely safe by CosDNA.

3. Texture & Smell

This AXIS-Y serum has a very faint herbal scent. Just after dispensing you can smell it but it quickly disappears after being applied on your skin. The serum is very thin and super smooth to apply. It’s easy to spread and doesn’t feel sticky. It is a gel type serum that instantly absorbs into the skin.

4. Where To Buy

If you find this a suitable product for your skin, the Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is available for purchase at AXIS-Y’s official website or on YesStyle.

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5. Packaging

Like the other AXIS-Y products I’ve reviewed, I found the serum to come in nice and minimalistic packaging. It comes in a clean white 50 ml (1.69 fl.oz) tube with lively green bands. The tube is equipped with a pump which is protected with a clear cap.

It all comes packaged in a beautiful cardboard box with a clean simple design. I found the minimalist design to be chic and like the fact that its design is not overwhelming.

6. Personal Review

Serums are usually products I tend to skip in my skincare routine as I feel like many of the are too thick are are not really suitable for layering different skincare products. But as this AXIS-Y serum is a very light gel type serum, it became an essential in my skincare routine. Both in the morning and in the evening. Of all the AXIS-Y products I have tried so far, this one is by far my favourite one.

How To Use Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

Serums are usually used as the 5th step (right after Ampoule) in the Korean 10-step skincare routine. If you only use moisturizers then you can apply it after cleansing and before moisturizing. If you have additional steps you can arrange the items based on the thickness of the product (the lightest goes first). 

When applying, pump a small amount and pat it to cover your entire face.  Continue patting until it is completely absorbed.

You can use the serum in both daytime and nighttime routines. To keep the ingredients active, make sure to store it in a cool place and away from sunlight. 

Other Axis-Y Products

  • AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen is an eco-friendly sunscreen based on physical UV protection. It’s easy on sensitive skin with a good level of protection.
  • The Daily Purifying Treatment Toner is great for clearing out bacteria and particles that can clog up the pores. It’s a vegan and cruelty-free toner suitable for sensitive skin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Axis-Y serum vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes. AXIS-Y products are vegan and cruelty-free. AXIS-Y is dedicated to creating beauty products that are kind to nature and the environment. Their products tend to use non-irritating natural ingredients. 

Where can I buy this serum?

You can find the Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum on AXIS-Y’s website or YesStyle.

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Have you used this Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum by AXIS-Y? Would you recommend any other AXIS-Y or serum products? Do you have any questions about this AXIS-Y serum? Let me know in the comment section below.

This is a sponsored post by AXIS-Y. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal experience and view.

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