Beauty Review: Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10% + Brightening Night Serum

Hello everyone! It feels fantastic having the time to finally sit down and write another beauty review for all of you, beautiful people of the Internet. Today I will be sharing my thoughts about my current favorite skincare products from the new and coming local brand, Apotheke Science.

I found out about Apotheke Science through Shopee. I was browsing relentlessly through pages and pages of skincare items, hunting for a bottle of Niacinamide when I stumbled upon this brand. At first, I was skeptical. I couldn’t find enough information in the web about the brand’s background. There weren’t also any in-depth reviews about their products. But since they had a pretty solid rating in Shopee and their products are so affordable, I decided to give them a try.

Let’s jump straight into the review.

Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10%

Product Description

The AS Niacinamide 10% claims to minimize lines and wrinkles, restore skin radiance, reduce blemishes, calm breakouts, unclog pores, combat oily skin by balancing sebum levels, improve skin’s barrier function by preventing it from losing water and protecting it from pollutants and irritants, and protects skin against damage from sun exposure.

Usage Instruction

After cleansing and toning, pour several drops on your fingers and spread all over the face.


10% Niacinamide, 100% pure aloe vera gel, aloe vera extract, seaweed extract

Quantity | Price | Availability

30 ml | PHP 249 | Apotheke Science

The AS Niacinamide 10% is packed in a tinted glass bottle. It has a clean, neat, and sort of vintagey label wrapped around the bottle, containing the necessary product information. The bottle comes with a dropper which is highly convenient for dispensing the product.

As for the Niacinamide, it comes in a part-gel and part-watery formulation. It has a very subtle scent to it which I couldn’t exactly describe — sort of like a mixture of aloe vera, water, and some other chemical compound maybe? (I won’t talk about chemistry here because I can’t, okay? Haha.)

As for the application, this product glides like a dream. But what I like best about this product is that it feels as light as feather on my skin which is perfect for people like me who like to layer their skincare products. It only takes more or less a minute for it to set, and when it does, it leaves a mattifying feeling on the skin.

It took about a week for me to notice the results. My skin was smoother, brighter, and more radiant. It also improved my skin texture, evened out my skin tone, and reduced my dark spots. Overall, I could say that it is a pretty effective product (at least for me) and it’s something I’ll definitely come back to.


5 out of 5 stars

What I like:

  • It delivers results in as early as first week of use.
  • It leaves no sticky feeling and is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • It is affordable and can be accessed easily.

What I don’t like:
I seriously can’t think of anything to dislike about this product.

Will I repurchase?
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Will I recommend?
I recommend the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10% to those who are looking for a skincare product that effectively brightens and improves the skin. This one is totally worth a shot.

Apotheke Science Brightening Night Serum

Product Description

The AS Brightening Night Serum is a powerful skin whitening serum which significantly inhibits melanin production, making the skin lighter in just 30 days.

Usage Instruction

After cleansing and toning, pour several drops on your fingers and spread all over the face. Use only at night.


Helichrysum italicum, Citrus limon, Citrus paradisi, Daucus carota, Cympobogon pelargonium, Lavandula angustifolia, Alpha tocopherol 400 iu, Bearberry concentrate, Tomato concentrate, Aloe vera concentrate

Quantity | Price | Availability

30 ml | PHP 249 | Apotheke Science

Just like the Niacinamide, the Brightening Serum is also packed in a tinted glass bottle with a clean label. But instead of a dropper, it has a squeeze pump to dispense the product. I still prefer the dropper over the squeeze pump, as the latter can sometimes be messy in terms of application.

The serum comes in an oily consistency which is perfectly understandable considering that helichrysum italicum (which by the way is a highly beneficial essential oil), is its main ingredient. It also has a strong herbal scent which I surprisingly find very calming and soothing.

Since it has an oily formulation, you should expect it to feel slightly oily on the skin upon application. It does feel oily but not really an uncomfortable or heavy kind of oily. I have a thing for oil-based skincare lately so maybe that explains why I can stand the feeling of this serum on my skin. I honestly understand if other people, especially those with oily skin, might be put off by this product. I also recommend people with highly sensitive skin to take this product with care since it is loaded with a lot of essential oils and certain essential oils which might trigger irritation in their skin.

It takes a few minutes for the serum to sink into the skin. And even after the waiting time, it still leaves a layer of oil film on the skin. Maybe that is the reason why it says in the label to use the serum only a night. Otherwise, the oil film may prove to be bothersome throughout the day.

But despite all of that, I am in love with this serum. I really find it effective in brightening my skin and bringing that beautiful glow on my face. Coupled with the Niacinamide, I think they make a great skincare duo.


4.8 out of 5 stars

What I like:

  • It does exactly what it claims to do and delivers impressive results.
  • It has an herbal scent which I find calming and soothing
  • It is affordable and can be accessed easily

What I don’t like:
Just two things: the packaging (specifically, the squeeze pump) and the fact that the serum takes forever to sink into my skin. 

Will I repurchase?
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Will I recommend?
I recommend the Apotheke Science Brightening Night Serum to those who are looking for an effective serum that provides a lot of skincare benefits.

I am not paid or compensated to write this review.
All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
All items featured in this post are purchased through my own means.

That is all for today’s blog post.
See you again in the next one.

Thank you for dropping by! 💕wander-summer-blog-signature


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