Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum

Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • bakuchiol
  • nonapeptide-1
  • ascorbic acid
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • panthenol
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dextran
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • mandelic acid
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • superoxide dismutase
  • tocopherol
  • +15 more
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What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Soothing overnight serum that addresses enlarged pores, breakouts and blackheadsWorks to replenish moisture and support the skin’s natural barrierEnriched with hyaluronic acid, peptides and essential fatty acidsHelps to exfoliate dead skin cells, reduce roughness and diminish rednessImproves elasticity and firmnessSuitable for daily use UK200026005"
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol, niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Natural organic Bakuchiol, a renowned alternative to Retinol, encourages the illusion of a plumper, firmer complexion, while reducing the look of coarseness and tiredness."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains bakuchiol, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: nonapeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-5.

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?
"Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: bakuchiol, mandelic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: resveratrol dimethyl ether.

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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What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Soothing overnight serum that addresses enlarged pores, breakouts and blackheadsWorks to replenish moisture and support the skin’s natural barrierEnriched with hyaluronic acid, peptides and essential fatty acidsHelps to exfoliate dead skin cells, reduce roughness and diminish rednessImproves elasticity and firmnessSuitable for daily use UK200026005"
WIMJ summary

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: mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

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What does the product description say?
"Effectively treat pigmentation, large pores, persistent breakouts, melasma, blackheads and uneven texture with Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Serum, a soothing overnight serum that helps to replenish moisture and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": dextran, glutamic acid.

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: niacinamide, nonapeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, superoxide dismutase) 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 - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.7% - 6.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.7%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 2.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.7% - 2%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
1.5% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
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)
0.75% - 1.15%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.75% - 1.15%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
0.6% - 0.9%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
A more stable derivative of anti-oxidant resveratrol. There is not enough research to confirm its efficacy in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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