Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum Review

What does the Joyal Beauty Age Defy Serum do?

The Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens, smooths and softens your skin and gives your complexion a healthy glow, all in just 4 weeks! Sagging skin is plumped-up, age spots and sun spots reduced and your skin looks and feels younger, firmer, brighter and more radiant.

Glycolic Acid is a powerful exfoliant that works to smooth and soften your skin, removing dead skin cells and giving your complexion a more youthful radiance. Due to its exfoliant properties, this serum with 2% Glycolic Acid  is very helpful in clearing up acne and in brightening your skin.

2% Glycolic Acid & 1% Salicylic Acid

Contains Willow Bark & Kojic Acid

Ideal for all skin types, particularly acne prone skin

Unclogs pores and removes blackheads

Brightens dull or dry skin & improves photo-aged skin

Counteracts sun damage

Improves skin texture, clears and evens skin tone

Free from alcohol, parabens, fragrances & sulfates

Suitable for vegans


Made in the USA

Who should use the Joyal Beauty Age Defy Serum?

Anyone who feels that their skin is looking tired and dull and could do with an exfoliating lift may benefit from using the Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum. It’s also ideal for people with oily or acne prone complexions, large pores, blackheads or whiteheads. The antioxidants in this Alpha Hydroxy Acid serum also help to reduce sun spots and age spots and reverse the effects of free radical damage, so if your skin is damaged by the sun or is dry and flaky, then this serum can be of great benefit to your complexion.

Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum

Whilst Joyal Beauty states that this serum is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, just be very careful if you do have sensitive or delicate skin, because generally AHA serums are not recommended for people with sensitive skin. Although there is only a 2% concentration of Glycolic Acid in this serum, at these low levels you might be fine, but it always pays to check with a medical professional if in doubt.

You may also prefer to select either a Hyaluronic Acid Serum or a Vitamin C Serum, depending on your needs.

How do you use the Joyal Beauty Serum?

If this is your first time using the Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum or any AHA, then be sure to perform a patch test on your skin for a few days – on the skin under your ear just to be sure that it doesn’t irritate your skin, as some people can be very sensitive to Glycolic Acid. Also, make sure to wear a sun screen at all times outdoors as AHAs can make your skin very sensitive to the sun. Having said all of this, most people apply a few drops of this serum to their face and neck areas, after cleaning at night time.

Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Serum Ingredients

The Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Serum is available in a  bottle with a pump dispenser – 1fl oz (30ml).  It is 98% natural and 72% organic, does not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals, mineral oil or alcohol. It’s 100% suitable for vegans, is cruelty free and is made in the USA in a FDA certified facility.

Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum Ingredients - glycolic acid

Benefits of Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which promotes exfoliation of your skin, revealing a smoother texture and more even skin tone. At low concentrations (below 10%), Glycolic Acid can be safely used every day. The exfoliating properties of this Alpha Hydroxy Acid helps to brighten dull and tired looking skin, heal acne prone skin (because it removes all those dead skin cells which block your pores) and removes blackheads and whiteheads. It also assists in the production of collagen, so your skin appears more plumped and defined.

Benefits of Aloe

Described by the ancient Egyptians as the plant of immortality, Aloe is a well-known skin healing agent, assisting with cellular repair. Aloe helps to moisturize your skin and reduce signs of inflammation in acne-prone skin. It contains lots of antioxidants that helps to fight the signs of premature aging caused by UV rays – reducing sun spots and age spots, and smoothing the texture of your skin. Your skin looks healthier, fresher and brighter.

Benefits of Witch Hazel

Long known for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, Witch Hazel helps to relieve itchy, dry skin and to reduce oil in your skin. This ingredient assists in reducing acne, tightening your skin and reducing puffy eyes, and  also helps to heal sunburn and ease the itchiness of eczema and psoriasis.

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Benefits of Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide

Known as a vegan form of hyaluronic acid, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide is derived from a plant, native to India and is mainly used for its hydrating properties. The polysaccharides tend to mimic hyaluronic acid which assists in cellular repair and hydration and plumps up the skin, reducing dryness and fine lines.

Benefits of MSM

MSM is a compound of sulfur which helps other moisture enhancing ingredients to hydrate your skin. It’s essential in cellular repair and the production of collagen, and its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the effects of acne, eczema and psoriasis, reducing dark spots, age spots and mild hyper-pigmentation of the skin.

Benefits of Kojic Acid & Wild Crafted Reishi Mushrooms

Kojic Acid is a natural product derived from fungi (mushrooms) and helps to lighten and smooth your skin tone. Its main purpose is to reduce mild hyper-pigmentation, so it’s beneficial for people with dark spots on their skin, freckles and mild acne scars.

Kojic Acid works by reducing the amount of melanin in your skin, which is the substance that gives your skin its pigmentation. Age spots, sun spots and freckles are areas of higher pigmentation than in the surrounding skin and their appearance can be lightened by Kojic Acid. You can also use this ingredient to lighten your skin, even if you don’t have the problem of dark spots.

Reishi mushrooms have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties which help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to suppress melanin production and along with Kojic Acid, lightens and brightens your skin.

Benefits of Wild Crafted Willow Bark & Salicylic Acid)

Willow Bark has both astringent and anti-inflammatory properties and contains Salicylic Acid that is a natural exfoliant. This means that this ingredient is fabulous in helping to alleviate acne – as it reduces inflammation and oils in the skin, as well as removing dead skin cells that can block your pores. Your skin looks refreshed, healthy and radiant! 

Benefits of Licorice

Licorice has anti-inflammatory properties and helps with the treatment of acne and other dry, irritating skin conditions. It also helps to reduce dark spots and age spots in your skin and because it’s packed full of antioxidants, helps to reverse the signs of premature aging caused by free radicals.

Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a beautifully scented herb that has been used for years to treat skin conditions, because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It helps to heal and sooth acne and with its antioxidant properties, protects the skin against damage caused by UV rays. Lemon Balm not only smells fabulous, but it’s also great for your skin.

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Benefits of Chinese Ginseng

Chinese Ginseng has many antioxidant properties and helps to fight the signs of aging caused by the sun and environmental pollution. It also helps to promote the production of collagen and contains lots of phyto-nutrients. All of this stimulates your skins renewal processes and brightens and refreshes your skin.

Benefits of Horseradish

Full of antioxidants, Horseradish helps to reverse the signs of aging caused by free radicals and is rich in vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium, all of which help in cellular metabolism.  Horseradish helps to reduce skin discolorations and blemishes giving your complexion a clearer, more refreshed and brighter appearance.

Benefits of Fennel

Fennel is a strong antioxidant that helps to detoxify your skin and its anti-bacterial properties help to reduce skin irritations and blemishes. It’s packed full of minerals like iron, copper, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, C and E.  Fennel helps to reduce mild skin discolorations and supports cellular repair.

Benefits of JoJoba Oil

Jojoba Oil contains wax esters, which are naturally produced in your body, but which declines over time. Wax esters help to keep your skin hydrated and supple, however as its production decreases, your skin’s ability to retain moisture also reduces.  Jojoba Oil is packed full of nutrients such as Omega 6 and 9, as well as vitamins A, D and E. So you have a double punch of added moisture, as well as fatty acids and anti-oxidants to help your skin reverse the signs of premature aging.

Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is essential in cellular repair and is well known for its moisturizing effects. It helps to reverse the signs of aging caused by free radical damage and minimizes age spots and sun spots, evens out your skin tone and increases the hydration of your skin.

Does the Joyal Beauty Age Defy Serum really work?

With all of these fabulous ingredients, the Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum can’t not work!  Whilst this serum only has low concentrations of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, it’s also unlikely to irritate your skin, so it’s a gentle exfoliator that works well for many people. 

Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum

Most customers find that it helps to fade dark spots on their skin and makes their skin feel softer and cleaner, and we have also found that it made our skin feel softer after only a week or two.  A few people have found that this serum irritates their skin and makes it look red, but this maybe due to the sensitivity of their skin. However, always follow the directions that accompany any Glycolic Acid products and speak to your medical professional if you have any concerns.

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With 40% glycolic acid, the DIVINE Glycolic Acid Skin Peel is one of the stronger alpha hydroxy peels on the market helping to minimize the appearance of uneven skin texture and other signs of ageing. It’s designed to improve your skin tone, stimulate the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and large pores. As part of your skincare routine, the DIVINE Glycolic Acid Skin Peel supports natural cell turnover and helps to give you clean, healthy and beautiful looking skin.

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With its advanced resurfacing formula, the InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Peel is designed to professionally exfoliate layers of dead cells from your skin and reveal the younger and fresher skin hidden underneath. These dead skin cells and other debris clog your pores and build up on the surface of your skin, giving your complexion an aged and tired look that is unattractive and undeserved! It also helps to remove blackheads and white heads that gives your skin a bumpy appearance.

OZ Naturals Glycolic Acid Peel – 30%

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