Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum

Saturday, August 15, 2020

     Five months of quarantine has brought a couple of ups and downs. I learned to appreciate my body but at the same time hated my skin. Stress and episodes of anxiety resulted in sleepless nights. My body clock also turned the other way around.⁣
     My skin has been acting up lately and the last cystic pimple left a mark on my chin. I was worried because it’s noticeable but I’m relieved that I have Modest Skincare products that target specific skin problems. After using Cocktail (A multi-vitamin serum with Hyaluronic Acid) and Alpha Arbutin + B3 (Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin B3-Niacinamide) alternately at night for a month, that nasty dark spot on my chin got lighter, yay!⁣ Sharing my thoughts on both serums that I decided to mix and match last month which aims to lighten dark spots (hello, niacinamide!), brighten the skin and hydration support for supple skin.
Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum

     Modest aims to offer high-quality effective skincare technologies at its most simple humble form. As you can see in the photo above, the packaging is simple and clean because the brand values quality. No exaggeration, no boasting, only humbly effective formulations. Modest is a Hong Kong-based brand and its products are formulated in Europe and Japan. 

Modest Alpha-Arbutin + B3 a skin brightening serum with hydration support

     With a combination of skin brightening ingredients such as Alpha-Arbutin and vitamin B3 from Switzerland, this serum is highly effective in reducing the appearance of spots and hyper-pigmentation, evening out skin tone and giving a lighter complexion. Hyaluronic Acid is added for enhanced delivery and hydration support.

Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum
modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin +B3

size: 30 ml/ 1.0fl.oz

price:  php (Around $)

place bought: Free
Exclusively available at BeautyMNL 

instructions for use: After facial cleansing and applying toner, put a few drops of serum into palm. Evenly spread the serum onto the face, massage gently until it is fully absorbed.

ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Alpha-Arbutin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Acetyl Glucosamine, Beta-Glucan, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA

Modest Cocktail a multi-vitamin (ABCE) serum with HA for hydration, brightening, and anti-aging

     Formulated with multiple vitamins (A, B3, B5, C, and E) from Switzerland, this serum offers a broad spectrum of nutrients to the skin. This light-weight, the fast-absorbing formula can instantly boost moisture level of the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten and rejuvenate the skin. Along with two supreme moisturizers- Hyaluronic Acid and Squalene, moisture retention is maximized.

Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum
modest.Skincare Cocktail Serum

size: 30 ml/ 1.0fl.oz

price:  php (Around $)

place bought: Free
Exclusively available at BeautyMNL 

instructions for use: After facial cleansing and applying toner, put a few drops of serum into palm. Evenly spread the serum onto the face, massage gently until it is fully absorbed.

ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Lecithin, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Alcohol, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Propylene Glycol, Squalene, Disodium EDTA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Parfum

Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum
L: Cocktail Serum R: Alpha Arbutin + B3

     The photo above shows the consistency and color of the serums. Cocktail Serum has an opaque and semi-thick consistency while Alpha Arbutin + B3serum has a clear and semi-runny consistency. Both can pass as odorless and absorbs quickly upon application. I always apply an ample amount of cocktail serum all over my face using fingertips in a dabbing motion. As for Alpha Arbutin + B3, I use it as a spot treatment on dark spots and hyperpigmentation on my chin and cheek areas.

Product Review: modest. Skincare Alpha Arbutin + B3 and Cocktail Serum

     I've been using both products alternately at night for a month and as you can see at the photos above, the dark spot on my chin has lightened on the second photo. My skin is also brighter more even-toned. 

What I like:
  • The packaging- simple semi-coated bottle with a dropper that dispenses the right amount of product. I like that I can see through inside the bottle and check how much product left inside.
  • The bottle dropper is a genius as I can dispense the right amount of product that I need for my entire face and hygienic to use too.
  • I find their prices affordable if I'll do the math because a little amount of product goes a long way.
  • Made from all cosmetic grade ingredients, free of alcohol, parabens, hydroquinone, sls, heavy metals, artificial coloring, MIT, and Mineral Oils.
  • Both can pass odorless so hooray for those who have a sensitive nose.
  • No tinging sensation. allergies, adverse reactions, or whatsoever.
  • Both are lightweight, easily absorbed during the application, and don't feel sticky at all.
  • I love that  Alpha Arbutin + B3 serum lightened the dark spot on my chin caused by cystic acne while the Cocktail serum made my skin brighter and more even-toned.
  • Batch, manufacturing, and expiry dates are printed on the box and bottle packagings.

What I don't like:
  • None so far!

Will I repurchase? Not for now because I still have other variants of modest. skincare products to mix and match but it's in the realm of possibility.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. Truly, the brand values quality and does not boast or exaggerate. When they say high-quality effective skincare technologies, it is in every bottle of its most simple and humble form.

     I love that the serums are free from toxic chemicals that may harm the skin in the long run. Designing a skincare routine for a specific skin problem is easy with modest. Skincare because they offer effective formulations for- dehydrated and sensitive skin, acne-oily prone, blemished, and aging.

Have you tried these serums from modest. Skincare?

To know more information about modest.,
visit their website: http://www.modest.com.hk/
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Follow them on Instagram: @modestskincare.ph
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2 comments

  1. Parang gusto ķo rin po siya itry kase may mga pimpĺe marks din po naiwan sa mukha ko.. at talagang maganda ang effects.. ❤ lyka (mitra) baqueros

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    1. Hi Lyka,

      Yes, please. Try mo kasi effective basta consistent yung use. They are currently on sale sa BeautyMNL :)

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