BeautyBio - The Daily Vitamin C Day Serum with Antioxidant Complex

BeautyBio The Daily Vitamin C Day Serum with Antioxidant Complex

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • urea
  • glycerin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"BeautyBio's The Daily Brightening Vitamin C Serum, their daily skincare "smoothie" powered by MagC, their powerful, acid-free, non-irritating form of vitamin C for skin that works to fade discoloration, brighten skin tone, smooth texture and repel free radicals with zero downtime."
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
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What does the product description say?
"MagC uniquely protects skin from free radicals, helps shrink the appearance of pores and improves skin's natural moisture retention."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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