Are You Ready for Your Skin To GLOW?

Are You Ready for Your Skin To GLOW?

Posted by Kiri Yanchenko on

Introducing AMPERNA®'s new product: [SUPAGLOW] Pro+ Advanced Brightening Serum

What’s that you ask?

You’re wanting a probiotic-based skin brightening serum that correctly targets hyperpigmentation? Oh, well you must have read my mind…

I’m so excited to introduce to you our new product Pro+ Advanced Brightening Serum [SUPAGLOW] into the AMPERNA® range.

It took over 1.5 years of trial and development to get this product ready for the AMPERNA® community. I never rush into developing a new product, it has to be particular and pass the Kiri tick of approval – I use AMPERNA® products myself so everything in the range needs to do what the label says it will do.

There are thousands of brightening serums on the market. But I felt there was a gap for a probiotic-based brightening treatment, that truly targets hyperpigmentation, and after listening to the AMPERNA® community I knew it was time to bring a ‘Glow’ to the table.

So, what do I mean by ‘truly targeting and helping hyperpigmentation’? Let me explain. But first a quick re-cap on skin pigmentation and hyperpigmentation.

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Skin Pigmentation and Hyperpigmentation

Skin Pigmentation

Refers to the colour of your skin.

Special cells inside the outer layer of your skin called melanocytes produce melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin it’s colour. Changes in melanin production, for example, acne, genetics, sun exposure and autoimmune conditions, can cause skin pigment discoloration including hyperpigmentation.


Hyperpigmentation is a term that describes darkened skin. The most common types of hyperpigmentation are melasma (mainly caused by hormonal changes), sunspots (formed by excess sun exposure) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (caused by an injury or inflammation to the skin, like acne as an example).

These darkened irregular small patches typically form on the face, neck, chest and shoulders. Although usually harmless this skin discolouration can influence one’s self esteem.

AMPERNA® Brightening Serum [SUPAGLOW]

*NOTE: you should always consult with your healthcare provider if you are unsure about the changes of your skin pigment. This is to ensure you address any underlying health issues. As an example, chronic conditions like Addison’s disease needs to be managed properly before hyperpigmentation symptoms can clear.

So how to Properly Treat Hyperpigmentation?

There are three main pathways that you need to focus on to help effectively treat darkened areas of the skin.

These are:

Desquamation – the process of skin cell turnover

Tyrosinase – an enzyme in skin cells which aids in the formation of melanin. This is the main pathway brightening serums target hyperpigmentation

Melanosome – organelles that are responsible for the synthesis, storage, and transport of melanin. Melanosomes are not usually targeted by the skincare industry.

What I noticed in the skincare industry was that products to help lighten hyperpigmentation were designed to target only one or two of these pathways. But not all three. 

Many tyrosinase inhibitors, such as hydroquinone is one of the most frequently prescribed ingredients among the conventional skin-lightening agents. However, hydroquinone causes skin irritation, and it is thought to be mutagenic to mammalian cells and cytotoxic to melanocytes.

AMPERNA® Brightening Serum [SUPAGLOW]

How our [SUPAGLOW] Pro+ Advanced Brightening Serum can help

AMPERNA® products help deliver results effectively but gently and this new brightening serum will do just that. This serum will help:

  • Rebalance microbial flora
  • Enhance skin radiance
  • Reinforce skin barrier
  • Reduce bacteria that causes oil build up

How to use [SUPAGLOW] in your Regime

Before starting any new product you should patch test first and introduce it in slowly.

After cleansing take 1-2 pumps of the serum and gently pat onto your skin morning and night.

Depending on your skin type and/skin concern you can use Pro+ Advanced Brightening Serum [SUPAGLOW] either alongside, as an alternate or in conjunction with your Vitamin C serum. You can apply the DS Soothing Serum [RESCUE] on top of your [SUPAGLOW].

Then apply your Emulsion and SPF* always to finish.

[SUPAGLOW] is also great to use alongside our active products – 10% Pro  Resurfacing, Retinol RX, Retinol ALT. However, everyone’s skin is different so you can always reach out to myself for a specific regime best suited for treating your skin.

*If you don’t use sunscreen every day, all your efforts to combat pigmentation or lighten skin will be ineffective since sun exposure leads to the additional production of melanin.

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[SUPAGLOW] Ingredient’s

Alongside our beloved AMPERNA® probiotic complex I have added only the appropriate ingredients to help treat hyperpigmentation properly and effectively. You will find in the [SUPAGLOW] skin brightening serum ingredients like Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid, Willowherb and Lactic Acid.

Here are three of our hero [SUPAGLOW] ingredients

Alpha Arbutin

Arbutin is a naturally occurring chemical found in botanical extracts, mainly from the bearberry plant. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and works by inhibiting tyrosinase (an enzyme present in melanocytes which is the pigment – producing cells in the skin). It helps by fading or reducing pigmentation, sun spots, melasma, freckles and evening out skin tone so your skin appears lighter and brighter. It may also help lessen the appearance of acne scars.

Alpha Arbutin is generally a safe ingredient for all skin types.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Based on the available information, there is limited research on the safety of alpha arbutin during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Alpha arbutin is a slow release brightening derivative ingredient and is not known to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore, the risk to the developing foetus or breastfeeding infant is considered low.

However there is no definitive data on its safety, so we suggest if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you are best to choose to follow a precautionary approach and check with your healthcare provider if this ingredient is ok for you.

You can read more here about pregnancy ingredients:
Skin Changes and Safety Profile of Topical Products During Pregnancy - PMC (

Red Algae Extract

One of nature’s most potent antioxidants. The benefits of red algae extract for skin range from helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles to helping with hyperpigmentation. Red algae, often referred to as ‘super algae’ contains high quantities of peptides, carrageenan, and fatty acids. These components are amazing for overall skin health, including increased skin moisture, elasticity, increase blood circulation to promote skin cell turnover, fight skin inflammation and help neutralize free radical damage. Studies have shown that red algae extract has anti-melanogenic activity that aids in evening out skin tone and helps to significantly lower melanin production.

AMPERNA® Brightening Serum [SUPAGLOW]Liquorice Root Extract

Liquorice root extract is fantastic at both preventing hyperpigmentation as well as fading existing hyperpigmentation. This plant extract has skin-soothing attributes due to its component, glabridin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Liquorice root extract is often included in products for sensitive skin and may help to improve uneven skin tone.

I’m very excited for you to fall in love with this product.

If you have any questions please contact me via email at, DM via Instagram or you can book a holistic skin coaching call via the website.


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Written By Kiri Yanchenko

Kiri Yanchenko is the founder and CEO of AMPERNA®. Having had severe pustular acne and perioral dermatitis herself, she has a deep personal understanding of the challenges faced by having problem skin. She has over 10 years of experience in skincare and holistic skin coaching and is passionate about helping everyone feel comfortable in their own skin.

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The Pro+ Advanced Brightening Serum features powerful ingredients like Oxyresveratrol (Oxy-R), a strong tyrosinase inhibitor, and Alpha Arbutin, a natural skin-brightening agent derived from blueberry, cranberry, and bearberry leaves. This dynamic duo effectively targets melanin overproduction, offering a solution for helping uneven skin tone and dark spots resulting from acne or sun damage.