boscia - Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum

boscia Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • polyglyceryl-10 oleate
  • simmondsia chinensis seed extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A potent 10 percent vitamin C complex serum that visibly brightens, minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and supports natural cell turnover for an even-looking, glowing complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Instantly brighten and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation with a daily dose of Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum for a beaming, evenly-toned complexion."
WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"A powerful 10% Vitamin C Complex and AHA-rich Caviar Limes helps exfoliate and smooth uneven-textured skin for every day, healthy-looking glow-up."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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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: glycerin, lactobacillus ferment.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed extract, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract, haematococcus pluvialis extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
8% - 9.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
Most likely used for its fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
3% - 3.6%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
2.2% - 2.7%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
1.9% - 2.3%
Used as a fragrance
1.5% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1.1% - 1.3%
Plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.65% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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