Brand Review,  Skincare

Brand Review: "Yllume"

Hey guys
Today I’ve decided that I’ll do a “Brand Review” where I’ll review a few products from one brand and give you my overall thoughts on those products and the brand as a whole. So let me know what you think of this idea?
About 6 weeks ago I was one of the chosen few selected by the brand Yllume to receive a few products to review. I was so excited because this was the very first time I was selected and couldn’t wait to try their products and see how well it works for me as well as share my thoughts with you guys. I must admit that I hadn’t heard of this brand until I entered this little giveaway. I was immediately intrigued and decided to do a little bit of research on the brand and I was quite fascinated by the claims.

Disclaimer: Please note that I received these products in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are genuine, truthful and fair-minded.

Yllume brings a new skincare innovation using breakthrough skincare technology to deliver amazing results for even the most sensitive of skins. Their range is produced to deliver skin that is lighter, brighter and glowing with youth. All the products contain an ingredient called colourless carotenoids which is found in Mediterranean tomatoes that are harvested before they ripen and used specifically for their ability to prevent tyrosinase production. (“the metabolic processes that cause hyper-pigmentation”)
They are the first brand in the world to activate skin lightening with the use of these carotenoids for both internal and external use.

About Yllume

 

” After several years in research and development, Yllume have created the ideal skincare system for even, brighter skin.
Developed by the Yllume Laboratories, the result of a decade of research and development in working together with one of the most established laboratories in Germany, UK and Japan to bring you cutting edge scientifically advanced skincare from within.
With Colourless Carotenoids at the heart of its formulas, for both internal and external skin lightening & brightening, used for the first time in the world. Colourless Carotenoids are naturally found in the top layers of the skin at 38%, those deficient in these Carotenoids show signs of hyperpigmentation, sensitivity, acne and dry skin. Yllume contains high levels of these carotenoids thus are able to address these issues via a unique approach as never done before, delivering our unique lightening actives both topically and via the blood stream at a cellular level.
Clinically proven to brighten, plump and even out skin tone and noticeably reduce hyperpigmentation in only 28 days that doesn’t just stop at the jaw line, but is achieved from top to toe.
Yllume system is equivalent to prescription strength 4% hydroquinone and is the only skin lightening system suitable for even the most sensitive of skins, as we have consciously avoided common lightening agents such as hydroquinone, Kojic acid, arbutin, liquorice extract, and peeling agents, as we know from experience some of these are unstable and for others there is a high risk of inflammation and irritation.
Yllume Laboratories continues to invest in R&D to develop and manufacture results driven targeted skincare for a lighter even skintone.”

I received the following products to review:
2 x samples of the Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX MASK
2 x samples of the Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX CLEANSER
2 x samples of the Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX CREAM
1 x YLLUME ULTIMATE INHIBIT COMPLEX – lightening and hair inhibiting deodorant
1 x months supply of the Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX SKIN SUPPLEMENTS

Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX MASK – R869.00

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“Description

A multi-action treatment which instantly smoothes boosts and brightens skin – revealing a radiant and fresh surface. Colourless carotenoids heal, calm, protect, control and slow the activity of tyrosinase – the enzyme that stimulates melanin production – working directly on melanin content within the skin cells, evening out hyper-pigmentation and lifting uneven skin tone.
Equivalent to 4% prescription strength hydroquinone, without the sensitivity and harsh associated side effects. It utilises cross polymer papaya extract, with new glow enhancing technology to polish the skin without the use of common chemical peeling agents such as glycolic and salicylic acid, which can be highly irritating even for normal skins. Instead, it softens skin and gently lifts away dry surface cells.
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Mask uses an exclusive proprietary process in its creation so that high levels of actives are delivered safely to the skin, allowing skin brightening actives to be delivered to deeper layers of the skin cells.”
This specific mask is quite potent. I was able to get two uses from one sachet because it’s so rich that you don’t need a lot of product to cover your face and for the desired effect. I used it on days when my skin needed a little bit of a boost. It hydrates and soothes the skin leaving it feeling and looking brighter and clarified. You apply it and leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wipe it off, it doesn’t have to be rinsed. If you’re looking for an intense treatment then you may leave it overnight (I highly suggest leaving it overnight).
I really enjoyed this mask because it does exactly what it claims. There’s nothing better than having that instant boost of luminosity and your skin looking renewed. So this is worth investing in because you will definitely see results with continuous use.

Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX CLEANSER – R699.00

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“Description

The Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cleanser has been designed specifically for skin suffering with Hyperpigmentation and dark patches. This cleanser helps lighten and brighten dark patches as well as thoroughly cleansing the skin and gently removing any make-up and debris.
The combination of skin brightening ingredients and vitamin C helps to reduce existing sun damage as well as protect the skin from future sun damage (when used in combination with sunscreen).”
This cleanser is so concentrated that you don’t need a lot of product to achieve that rich foamy lather that covers your whole face. It completely cleanses your skin getting rid of all debris and leaving the skin feeling fresh. What I love about this cleanser is that it’s quite gentle and doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry.
I think those with extra sensitive skin will definitely appreciate this kind of cleanser. It’s not harsh at all, has no overwhelming scent and no stringent chemicals.

Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX CREAM –R1,099.00

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“Description

A LUXURIOUS CREAM
This revolutionary brightening and nourishing anti-ageing treatment is designed to even out skin tone, restore radiance, and boost hydration while actively promoting the skin’s own reparative and regenerative activity. Yllume avoids all the brightening ingredients that can cause irritation, making it safe for even the most sensitive, damaged or fine skins.
Equivalent to 4% Hydroquinone without the side effects – suitable for all skin types.
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cream uses an exclusive proprietary process in its creation so that high levels of actives are delivered safely to the skin, allowing skin brightening actives to be delivered to deeper layers of the skin cells.”
This face cream is quite versatile and can be used in the mornings along with your sunscreen or as an evening nourishing treatment. It seems all the products in this range are extremely concentrated because you don’t need to use a lot. This cream is quite lubricant and it deeply moisturises the skin, so a little goes a long way. I have combination to oily skin and this works perfectly during the winter season but I do feel like it could be a little too hydrating to a point where it could become slightly oily during hotter days so I would suggest you use it as a night cream.
I think this will be the perfect cream to use during the day for ladies with drier skin types.

YLLUME ULTIMATE INHIBIT COMPLEX – lightening and hair inhibiting deodorant

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“Description

NO MORE WAXING, NO MORE SHAVING, NO MORE LESIONS
A gentle, yet hard-working deodorant that combines Colourless Carotenoids, Zinc Ricinoleate, Corn Starch, Baking Soda, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract to control odour for 24 hours and slow down and stop the growth of hair.
Yllume uses an exclusive proprietary process in its creation so that high levels of actives are delivered safely and effectively to the skin. This deodorant neutralises odour, contains antimicrobials and reduces hair growth after 28 – 30 days of use.
◾ Gently targets ingrown hair
◾ Visibly reduces hair growth
◾ Reduces irritation and redness
◾ Suitable for all skin types “
When I read that this deodorant can slow down hair growth I was immediately sold. I mean how amazing does that sound? I’m sure many will agree that we don’t exactly look forward to waxing and shaving. Lol! I’ve used it for about a month now and this is what I have experienced.
It claims to control odour for 24 hours, I have tested this to see if it really does work for so many hours and because I train twice a day, at least 2-3 times a week, I need something that will really keep up and unfortunately this does not keep me sweat free and odourless for 24 hours. I would say that it does work for about 18 hours, which isn’t bad at all.
What I love about it, is that it applies smoothly, dries pretty fast and doesn’t stain ones clothes. Now, for the most interesting part. Does it really slow down hair growth? YES, it does but don’t expect to be completely amazed. This is one of those products that you would have to continuously use for it to work as it should and you need to be patient. So in other words, no skipping days ladies. Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve used it for over a month now and I have definitely seen a slower growth with my underarm hair. I feel like the hairs that have grown back are also a little softer than they use to be. So this is definitely a product I see myself repurchasing to see if it will reduce the hair growth even further.

Yllume ULTIMATE ILLUMINATING COMPLEX SKIN SUPPLEMENTS – R1,350.00

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I have saved the best for last!!!
I’m one of those people who would easily take supplements if it means I will have better skin, longer and stronger hair and nails, so any natural supplements that will help with my beauty needs is a must have in my books. But I obviously can’t afford all the products that include scientifically advanced skincare, so when I opened my package and saw that I had received a whole months supply of these supplements, I did a little Happy Dance! Lol!

“Description

An Answer to all your skin concerns. Skin lightening, Anti- Aging, Anti- Acne, Internal SPF.
Yllume has created a unique high performance, clinically proven skin lightening and brightening Skin Supplement with PhytoflORAL® to produce a unique luxurious skincare experience.
Yllume is clinically-proven to brighten, plump and even out skin tone and noticeably reduce hyperpigmentation after only 28 days, giving skin a radiant, luminous, and youthful glow from top to toe without the use of common lightening and peeling agents.
After a decade of research and development, Yllume has created the ideal skincare system for even, brighter skin by working together with leading laboratories in Germany, UK and Japan. Yllume uses an exclusive, patented proprietary ingredient called PhytoflORAL® consisting of colourless carotenoids for internal skin lightening and brightening. Colourless carotenoids are naturally found in the top most layers of the skin at a level of 38%, those deficient in these carotenoids show signs of hyperpigmentation, sensitivity, acne and dry skin. Yllume is the only skincare system to contain these carotenoids and is able to address these issues via a unique approach, delivering unique lightening actives both topically and internally at a cellular level.
Yllume is the only skin lightening system which if used over a long period of time is better for the health of the skin, unlike common lightening systems which if used for more than two weeks can cause the skin to produce more melanin as a response to the harsh chemical lightening ingredients and inflammation. This type of ‘lightening’ effect is only visible for a short period and the skin darkens soon after.
1. NATURAL SUNSCREEN
2. INHIBIT MELANIN SYNTHESIS
3. ANTI-OXIDANT EFFECT
4. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT
5. REDUCTION OF EXISTING MELANIN
6. INVISIBLE PROTECTION
These easy-to-digest supplements should be combined with the complete Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ range to provide clinically proven, visibly brighter and fresher, younger looking skin.”
I know this is a lot of information to take it but how wonderful does all of this sound? Yllume claims that because the product is constructed in a supplement, it can function at a more concentrated cellular level and thus provide more intense benefits and effects. I’m fortunate not to suffer from hyper-pigmentation but I do have a few sun spots that are no larger than freckles.
I have been using these capsules for a month and I can’t really comment on whether it works for serious cases of hyperpigmentation but I have observed my skin weekly and it has a stunning luminosity. It looks brighter, more even and has this amazing natural glow. So if you’re looking for a supplement that works to give you that glow from within then this will be worth investing in.
As always with any form of supplements, the key is to be consistent and take it daily in order to see how well it works for you. I’ve taken one capsule daily for the past 30 days and can really see a difference in my skin.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed using all the products I was sent. I loved the mask the most because it instantly revives ones skin giving it that youthful appearance.
I am fascinated by how concentrated these products are and know that if I’m ever to buy the full products that it will last me months because I wouldn’t need a lot.
I would classify Yllume as a luxury skincare brand because they really have gone the extra mile with their compelling research to produce products that include ingredients that are scientifically proven to work.

Advantages

  • Restores the radiance of the skin
  • Rehydrates and rejuvenates dry and dull skin
  • Leaves skin looking lighter and brighter

Disadvantages

  • On the pricey side – but it’s a high-end brand

I would once again like to thank Yllume for sending these products to me to review. I thoroughly enjoyed each one and I have seen a considerable difference in my skin.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and my thought on this brand. Have you heard of this brand? Would you consider investing in any of the products mentioned above?
Ps. Some of the images were sourced from the redcherrycosmetics website.
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