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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • ceramide np
  • palmitoyl pentapeptide-4
  • panthenol
  • beta-glucan
  • betaine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • ficus carica fruit extract
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • laminaria japonica extract
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl pentapeptide-4. This ingredient 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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"Bell Pepper Serum is a fast-absorbing fluid serum that intensely hydrates and soothes red, irritated, and inflamed skin."
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: betaine, fructooligosaccharides.

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: ceramide np, glyceryl polymethacrylate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (ficus carica 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.2%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
3.5% - 5.2%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
2.5% - 3.8%
A preservative
1% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1% - 1.5%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that is mostly used as a fragrance. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.1% - 0.5%
Seaweed extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.1% - 0.5%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
0.1% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.3%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.05% - 0.3%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.05% - 0.3%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Plant extract that might help calm down inflammation and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.1% - 0.4%
Might have some anti-inflammatory properties but research is lacking
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.35%
Hot pepper extract. Can irritate the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
Carrot extract. Might have anti-oxidant properties and be used to add orange color
0.1% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%

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