Algenist - BLUE ALGAE VITAMIN C Dark Spot Correcting Peel

Algenist BLUE ALGAE VITAMIN C Dark Spot Correcting Peel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • ascorbic acid
  • azelaic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • bisabolol
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • euphorbia cerifera cera
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • mandelic acid
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • parachlorella beijerinckii exopolysaccharides
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • spirulina platensis extract
  • tocopherol
  • tranexamic acid
  • +18 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid

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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"BLUE ALGAE VITAMIN C Dark Spot Correcting Peel"
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: azelaic acid, gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, tranexamic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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"potent antioxidant Phycocyanin & our Triple-Acid Complex of AHAs/BHA/PHA."
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, parachlorella beijerinckii exopolysaccharides.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: helianthus annuus seed oil, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

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This product contains antioxidants (azelaic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
gluconolactone
Has skin benefit
ascorbic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
22% - 33%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
4.5% - 6.7%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
4.7% - 7%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
3.7% - 5.6%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.6% - 4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
2% - 3%
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
1.3% - 1.9%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.85% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 1%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
An algae extract. Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have an anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.75%
Compounds extracted from green algae that could help neutralize free radicals, but evidence of effectiveness in skincare products (topical applicaiton) is missing. Helps moisturize the skin by attracting water to its upper layer
0.4% - 0.9%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.7%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
0.2% - 0.75%
An amino acid that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.65%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.15% - 0.6%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.6%
An essential oil that has anti-inflammatory properties but also contains irritating compounds
0.15% - 0.55%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.15% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.55%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.2% - 0.75%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
0.35% - 0.75%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%

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