Earth’s Recipe Gigawhite Radiance Serum
The 45ml tube plastic pump bottle is unique in that it’s actually an airless pump bottle! This means that you can really control how much product you get at once. I really wish more products came in airless pumps.
“The Gigawhite Radiance Serum features Gigawhite, a brightening complex of Alpine plants, including edelweiss, lemon balm, primrose, and other botanicals. This illuminating serum also contains proven brightening agents like niacinamide, licorice root extract, and tranexamic acid to diminish the appearance of dark spots on the skin and promote greater skin radiance.” (BemusedKorea.com)
In addition to the usual suspects of niacinamide and licorice root extract, this formula takes advantage of botanical extracts to brighten. If you’re sensitive to extracts, definitely get ahold of a sample first.
Water, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Betaine, Propanediol, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/root/stem Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Licorice Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Veronica Officinalis Flower Leaf/Stem Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Soluble Collagen,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogendated Lecithin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tranexamic Acid, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Tromethamine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium EDTA, Adenosine, Polyquaternium-51, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Raffinose, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Folic Acid, Glycerin, Ceramide NP, Cholesterol, Acetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate
- Niacinamide: Brightens and strengthens the skin. See my full run-down here.
- Phellinus Linteus Extract (black hoof mushroom extract): has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Arctium Lappa Root Extract: Soothes skin and has anti-oxidant properties.
- Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sprout Extract: Softens skin and has anti-oxidant properties. It is also a source for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra Licorice Root Extract: has skin-soothing properties. It also may be effective in evening-out skin tone. It is ideal for sensitive or red/irritated skin.
- Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract: has anti-inflammatory properties
- Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice: Soothes irritated skin.
Whew! This is quite the lengthy ingredient list. There are a ton of botanical extracts here, many of which have anti-oxidant and skin–soothing properties.
The (Personal) Evidence
So, will I buy this product again?
- Did you not read the review? Yes, of course. I will spend all of my money on this product!
- Yes. I enjoy this product enough to purchase again in the future, especially if it’s on sale.
- Meh. Maybe. I mean, I bet there are other, better things out there. I’d use it if someone gave it to me.
- No. I won’t use this again and will probably bad-mouth it to others.
- Hahahahaha. Nope. Noooooooope. Not even if you paid me.
The Verdict: Meh. Maybe. I mean, I bet there are other, better things out there. I’d use it if someone gave it to me.
I purchased this at 50% off, which made it $19, and that seems like a reasonable price to pay for this. If you can get this for under $20 like I did, then I could see giving it try.
Where you can buy:
Currently, it seems to be sold out everywhere. But if you’re interested, keep checking
- Bemused Korea: $38