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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • proline
  • resveratrol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • superoxide dismutase
  • +8 more
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What does the product description say?
"Combined anti-aging benefits result in a more luminous, firmer and brighter looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: resveratrol.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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"ARCONA Youth Serum is a powerful anti-aging vitamin C serum (20% L-ascorbic acid) that helps improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness, while brightening overall skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic 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.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Antioxidant-rich formula containing resveratrol, grape seed extract, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate helps enhance skin's natural free radical protection."
WIMJ summary

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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, resveratrol, 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
20%
Declared
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
23% - 34%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
3.9% - 5.9%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
3.9% - 5.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 4.1%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
2% - 3%
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.2% - 1.8%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.1% - 1.6%
0.55% - 1.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.45% - 1.1%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%

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