Burt's Bees - Brightening Dark Spot Corrector

Burt's Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • arginine
  • chondrus crispus
  • emblica officinalis fruit extract
  • glycerin
  • malva sylvestris leaf extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sucrose
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Brightening Dark Spot Corrector"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (emblica officinalis fruit extract) 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
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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: arginine, 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: arginine, glyceryl caprylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (emblica officinalis fruit 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%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.8%
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
4% - 4.9%
A plant extract. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
3.1% - 3.8%
A plant extract that might help in reducing inflammation
2.3% - 2.8%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
1.9% - 2.3%
1.7% - 2%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.5%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.95% - 1.2%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.6% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.5% - 0.75%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.4% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might be helping in neutralizing free radicals in skin. It could help reduce hyperpigmentation. There is some research to confirm its effectiveness in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.3% - 0.5%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.25% - 0.5%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%

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