Bioelements - LightPlex MegaWatt Skin Brightener

Bioelements LightPlex MegaWatt Skin Brightener

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alpha-arbutin
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • althaea officinalis root extract
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate
  • ergothioneine
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This antioxidant formula works all over to turn the lights way up on discoloration, hyperpigmentation and UV damage."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: alpha-arbutin

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: dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate, glycine soja seed extract.

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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Brightens skin for a luminous, hydrated complexion."
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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.2% - 7.5%
4.2% - 5.2%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
3.2% - 3.9%
2.4% - 2.9%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
1.9% - 2.4%
1.6% - 2%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.7% - 1.05%
An oil-soluble compound that has been shown in laboratory studies (in a petri dish, not on human volunteers) to inhibit melanin production in skin and help even out the skin tone. More research is needed to understand if it works in real life
0.55% - 0.85%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
0.5% - 0.75%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.4%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.2% - 0.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.1% - 0.15%

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