SkinCeuticals - Blemish + Age Defense Serum

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Blemish + Age Defense Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid

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"Aids exfoliation to decongest clogged pores while providing anti-ageing benefits."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Inhibits sebum production also prevents hyper-pigmentation caused by inflammation or UV exposure."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

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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What does the product description say?
"Aids exfoliation to decongest clogged pores while providing anti-ageing benefits."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Accelerates exfoliation and hydrated the skin while reducing the appearance of the signs of ageing."
WIMJ summary

Does not contain the most effective ingredients for moisturization. The emollients (diisopropyl adipate) can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Keep in mind though that this product lacks humectants that attract water. You might want to use a separate product with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin in addition (use before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
24% - 35%
Plain old water
13% - 20%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
5.2% - 7.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Might help suppress growth of acne-triggering bacteria in skin
1.8% - 2.7%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to regulate product's pH
0.9% - 1.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.15% - 0.6%

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