Aesop Lucent Concentrate and Triple C Balancing Gel Duo

Aesop - Lucent Concentrate and Triple C Balancing Gel Duo
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
PROMISES:

Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It’s called B Triple C because the concentrated formula contains one part Vitamin B (Panthenol) to three parts Vitamin C, which work to deeply moisturise, lighten the look of acne scars, unify uneven skin tone and visibly brighten the complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Lucent Concentrate and Triple C Balancing Gel Duo"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": biosaccharide gum-1, glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

The ingredient is not recognized
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
Plain old water

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