sea water extract,
simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*,
macadamia integrifolia (macadamia) oil*,
opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*,
calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil*,
hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil*,
arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry) extract*,
helichrysum italicum (immortelle) extract*,
glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) extract*,
centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract*,
methysulfonylmethane (msm derived from pine lignin)*,
phytosterols (flax derived),
aspalathus linearis (rooibos) extract*,
boswellia carterii (frankincense) extract*,
daucus carota (carrot) seed extract^^,
ganoderma lucidum (reishi mushroom) extract*,
l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c),
l-gluconic acid (derived from kombucha tea ferment).
After going through a really bad phase (10 month long!) of severe cystic acne and skin allergy, my face was finally spot free but sadly, riddled with atrophic scars. I’ve had acne since childhood but never ever did I get a single scar. 😞 And now I had more than I could count. And that too atrophic scars. Worse than my worst nightmare😱.
Desperate to find a solution asap, during the early stage of my scars, I approached my dermatologist. He recommended either microneedling or a non-ablative laser or a combination of both. After many sleepless nights of researching both the options, I finally decided to go with the laser. The laser treatment was very intense and could only be done once every 1-2 months. For the period inbetween I needed another option, like a serum that could gently work on my atrophic scars and acne marks without adversely reacting with my sensitive skin.
While going through countless blogs in my search for the seemingly impossible, I stumbled upon Nephriticus and Beauty Idealist’s reviews of Yuli’s Cell Perfecto PM. This is an oil serum (of 20 ingredients!) that helps in treating acne scars, hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage. I read many more reviews, all available on the internet, and knew that I’d finally found what I was looking for.
I’ve been patiently using the serum every night for the past three months and felt it was time to write a review!
This serum is to be ONLY used after you’ve got your acne under control. If you’re looking for a product that works superfast, shows its magic overnight and pulls the plug on your active acne, better look elsewhere.
This product requires time to work and needs to be used regularly. You can’t just take a few days off of it, then put it back into your regimen AND expect it to show results.
You need to use atleast 2-3 drops of the serum on the affected area every single night. For MONTHS. Like 3 months minimum. Maximum can be for as long as it takes, depending on your depth of scars. Maybe a year, or two. For me, it’s only been three months. One thing you have to be careful about is to shake that glass before use. Shake it just enough that when the product gets sucked into the dropper, it has some sediments in it. The shaking causes oxygenation and activation of the sediments. Without the sediments, the serum by itself is not going to work as it’s supposed to. Oh, and the shelf life of the product is 8 months. Yuli reportedly makes each product fresh, right after you order it!
The smell of this serum is very light and herbal and pleasantly sweet. It doesn’t linger. The one time when I accidently put it near my lip and licked it, it tasted really sweet! 😂 Pls don’t drink this. It’s only to be used on too of your skin.
The serum being oil based is thicker than water-based serums and takes some time to absorb. The sediments disappear after massaging the serum into the skin. You’re supposed to use the serum alone but I’ve found it works well over my ACV thyme toner and under the Sesderma Azelac RU serum. I’ve had zilch adverse reaction to the product, so far. No dryness, inflammation, redness or itchiness!
In the past three months, I’ve seen slight lightening of my acne marks and decrease in the depth of my atrophic scars. They’re not completely gone, but then I never expected the serum to do that in three months. 😄☝🏽Along with 5 laser sessions, this serum has worked wonders on the atrophic scars and marks.
I’m definitely going to continue using this serum and will report in another 3 months’ time.