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AXIS-Y Beauty is a Clean, Korean Skincare brand that is climate-inspired and inclusive for everyone. The product packaging is simple and sleek, with a pop of green which flows amazingly with their values of being a clean beauty brand.
With K-Beauty brands being very popular these days, in combination with my interest in clean, non-toxic makeup and skincare products, I wanted to see how AXIS-Y products performed. Is this brand worth your money or not? Let’s find out together!
- Pretty, simple but clean packaging
- I love the clean mission of the brand
- Very effective products
- I noticed some white cast with the sunscreen
AXIS-Y is climate-inspired, which means they seek to deliver this higher level of personalized care as our skin is influenced by growing pollution, stressors, and climate change daily. AXIS-Y says it’s more than just a clean beauty brand: “We are inclusive and free-spirited, simple but packed with personality. We are young but mature; we are cool but approachable; we are a community that brings value and positive vibes to the individual. At AXIS-Y, beauty is not about following a certain standard, beauty is your ultimate values, your uniqueness, your passion, and your story.”
Natural, Clean Formulas & Skin-Loving Ingredients
AXIS-Y is determined to create clean, natural formulations. Their products are paraben-free, artificial oil, mineral oil, artificial fragrance-free, and derived from natural ingredients. AXIS-Y is committed to using the safest and most natural ingredients to provide its community with the highest quality, clean beauty. On top of that, AXIS-Y is also cruelty-free, and all its products are vegan. They’re committed to only using plant-derived ingredients in their products.
6 + 1 + 1 Advanced Formula
The 6 + 1 +1 Advanced Formula means that AXIS-Y contains 6 nutrient-rich, natural ingredients with 1 functional, goal-orientated ingredient to solve the targeted skin problem. The last + 1 is for quality-producing skincare technology, which means they incorporate expertise in manufacturing to deliver quality ingredients and results.
AXIS-Y got a pretty wide variety of skincare products, from serums to face masks and even a couple of accessories. I got three AXIS-Y skincare products:
- AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+ – $23
- AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum – $22
- AXIS-Y Spot The Difference Blemish Treatment – $16
The AXIS-Y prices are great and pretty affordable compared to other skincare brands. None of their products are more than $30 (sets are more than $30, obviously), so that’s not bad at all. AXIS-Y is available on its own website.
Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+
Base ingredients: Calendula, Grape, Green Tea, Chamomile, Squalane, Allantoin. Core ingredient: Mugwort. Effective technology: SYN-COLL.
I’m picky when it comes to sunscreen because I literally dislike 90% of the sunscreens I’ve tried. I just can’t handle sticky sunscreen (or any product, actually) on my face or body. Because I’m so picky, I was excited to try this sunscreen because I always have high hopes of discovering a new favorite.
The AXIS-Y sunscreen is SPF 50+ which is very nice for my pale skin that easily burns. Moreover, the sunscreen contains reef-safe ingredients, only physical active ingredients, which I truly appreciate. It doesn’t contain artificial fragrance, is allergen-free, features 2% Niacinamide and Squalane, and is supposed to work for all skin types. Even though I can’t confirm it works for all skin types, it certainly works for my dry to normal skin.
The sunscreen feels slightly thick when you start applying but ends up feeling lightweight when rubbed into the skin, a bit sticky when just applied but absorbs pretty quickly, and doesn’t feel greasy. Mind you, I preferred applying the sunscreen in layers because if you use too much product in one go, it’s hard to rub in, and it’ll lay on top of the skin. Sadly, I did notice some white cast.
I didn’t notice any pilling, with or without makeup, and I had no problems combining this with other skincare products or using makeup on top of it. My makeup looked normal, and it stayed on all day. During and after wearing the sunscreen, I didn’t notice my skin feeling dry or unhappy.
Now, did this sunscreen do its job? Thankfully, the weather was perfect for trying it out, so I had to include some sunbathing to find out if it worked when fully exposed to the sun. I know, I know I work hard for these reviews, and laying in the sun is definitely an example of this. Just kidding, haha. However, I came to the conclusion that it works great! I normally burn easily, even when using sunscreen, but this one protected me perfectly.
Water, Zinc Oxide, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Disiloxane, Niacinamide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil.
Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Tocopherol, Squalane, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5Show All +
Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum
Base ingredients: Squalane, Papaya, Sea Buckthorn, Rice Bran, Allantoin, Calendula. Core ingredient: Niacinamide (5%). Effective technology: Niacinamide + Rice Bran.
The serum has a very nice formula that is lightweight, non-sticky, and absorbs quickly. What I love most about this serum is that it keeps my skin hydrated and nourished. I wouldn’t say my skin looks glowy, but it definitely leaves a dewy finish after applying. I have been using The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid in combination with this serum, and my skin seems to really enjoy this! It’s giving me the hydration I need, and I love that.
If I compare this serum to Vitamin C serums I’ve tried in the past, I don’t think it’s very brightening or making my skin look dewy. I feel like I do see a slight difference in my dark spots, I don’t have many, but I feel like the ones I have aren’t as visible as they used to be. I also see my skin is a bit less uneven, even though it’s hard to notice. I’m continuing to use this serum because I want to see if the real effects need a little longer to show up.
Overall, I really like this serum! It might not have some intense results (yet? who knows), but I truly like how hydrating it is and feels; plus, it looks like my skin really enjoys it as it looks pretty even, with fewer blemishes and dark spots. It’s always hard to conclude if it’s fully the serum or a combination of products, but I think this serum definitely played a part in my skin’s healthy appearance.
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 Glabra (Acerola)Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Glutathione, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf OilShow All +
Spot The Difference Blemish Treatment
Base ingredients: Tea Tree Extract, Green Tea Leaf, Camphor Leaf, Mentha Aquatica, Licorice Root, Broadleaf Bamboo. Core ingredient: 4-Terpineol. Effective technology: PHYTO-OLIGO 1%.
Out of the three products, this is my favorite one! I haven’t tried that many blemish treatments because I own one that I love and know works, and the couple of others I’ve tried never did anything. So when I started trying Spot The Difference (I love the name), I was pretty skeptical. However, after one use, I saw a difference the next morning! The redness from the blemish was reduced, and some blemishes had already disappeared completely!
I have to say that I don’t have acne, just some blemishes every now and then. It was a bit worse because of stress, and I often get blemishes caused by stress, so I used the Treatment on those blemishes. I can’t tell how this works for people with (severe) acne, but for the price, I would say it’s definitely worth a shot. It truly worked wonders for my skin!
If I had to name one con, it would be the dropper. Even though it’s pretty nice, I’m this person that accidentally touches the blemish with the dropper. Eventually, this isn’t the most hygienic, but 1) if you’re careful, it doesn’t have to be a problem, and 2) you can always clean the dropper if you want to. Overall, I think this is a great blemish treatment, and I love using it for quick results!
Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Hydrangea Macrophylla Leaf Extract, Mentha Aquatica Extract, Sasa Quelpaertensis Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract.
Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Extract, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark/Bud Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Trehalose, Octyldodeceth-16, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, C12-14 Pareth-12, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Ceramide Np, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, 4-Terpineol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, EthylhexylglycerinShow All +
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