I was reading Sokobeauty’s blog about the Cellnco Vitamin Solution Radiant Whitening Ampoule a few months ago and decided to purchase this product from w2beauty a couple months ago. The product claims to help fade dark spots that resulted from past acne- and you all know that I have some serious dark spots!
Reading through the ingredients, I saw that this ampoule has both niacinamide and L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). I have heard that these two whitening ingredients cancel each other out when used together. Here, the L-Ascorbic Acid is one of the last ingredients on the list and the niacinamide is high on the list, so that usually means there is more niacinamide than L-Ascorbic acid. I was still not expecting much out of this product though, due to the potential offsetting interaction between those two ingredients.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-10, Biosaccharide Gum-1, PPG-2-Deceth-12, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Carbomer, Arginine, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Adenosine, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Artemisia capillaris flower Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root Extract, Leonurus Sibiricus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract, Ailanthus Altissima Bark Extract, Cnidium officinale root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Dextrin, Gardenia Yellow Color, Fragrance
Let me just jump directly to the results I was seeing after using this product for about a month.
Also note that after that first month, I had a new acne that left me with a new deep dark spot on my left cheek. I continued using the ampoule for a second month. I saw significant improvement on the new dark spot on the left side, as well as continued fading of the dark spots on the right cheek.
CONSISTENCY, TEXTURE, & SCENT
Ok, so let’s talk about the details of the product itself! It has a clear-colored gel-like consistency. I say “gel-like” because when spread out on the skin, it is lighter than gel, but still thicker than water. It is sticky on the skin though.
For those who are sensitive to fragrance, this ampoule does have fragrance. It has the scent of an orange that is not so subtle but also not overpowering. I do like this scent. Also, the ampoule is moisturizing as well. Sometimes I can get away without applying further moisturizer because the ampoule feels moisturizing enough!
Overall, here are aspects of this ampoule that I like and dislike:
This ampoule contains 7.0 oz/ 50 ml of the product and it lasted me a couple months. As I mentioned, I purchased this from w2beauty for $28. I think this ampoule is worth a try if you’re trying to fade your post-acne dark spots. If your skin is sensitive to L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), I think you should still be ok with this ampoule because the L-Ascorbic acid is lower on the ingredient list- but I would just patch-test it first before you apply it on your whole face, just to be safe.
I do wonder though if this ampoule is really ok for those with sensitive skin, so let me know your thoughts! Even if you don’t have sensitive skin and have tried this product, I would still love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! What other products have worked for fading your hyperpigmentation?