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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • opuntia ficus-indica seed oil
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • astaxanthin
  • centella asiatica extract
  • hippophae rhamnoides oil
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • rosa rubiginosa seed oil
  • rubus idaeus seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Multi C Serum harnesses the power of age defying peptides and the world’s first stable vitamin C from wild harvested Kakadu plum cellular extract."
WIMJ summary

This product contains astaxanthin, centella asiatica extract, palmitoyl tripeptide-5. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

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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: lactobacillus ferment, 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: squalene, hippophae rhamnoides oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tripeptide-5

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This product contains antioxidants (astaxanthin, ubiquinone) 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 - centella asiatica extract, rubus idaeus seed oil, squalene also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
23% - 34%
5.9% - 8.9%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
4.5% - 6.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
3.5% - 5.2%
2.9% - 4.4%
Claimed to have anti-oxidant properties but no evidence is available
2.2% - 3.2%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin's barrier function due to its high content of linoleic acid. It also has anti-microbial properties
1.8% - 2.7%
Plant oil that due to the high content of linoleic acid can support skin's barrier function and reduce moisture loss
1.5% - 2.3%
A plant oil that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin
1.4% - 2%
A good emollient. Contains various ingredients including vitamins and fatty acids that could work in the skin to neutralize free radicals and minimize moisture loss - if enough of these compounds is able to penetrate the skin in an active form.
1.2% - 1.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1% - 1.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.85% - 1.3%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.85% - 1.25%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.8% - 1.2%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
0.55% - 1.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.5% - 1.1%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help to calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.95%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.5% - 1.1%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.35% - 0.85%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%

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