Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
70 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Perfect for mature skin as it reveals a fresher, more radiant skin tone, and for younger, blemish-prone skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties that calm and soothe problematic areas and prevent future hyperpigmentation from forming."
WIMJ summary

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

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"A plant-derived complex of Arbutin (derived from the Bearberry plant), Mulberry Root extract, Grape, Saxifraga Sermentosa and Scutellaria Baicalensis extract deliver powerful brightening and pigmentation removal properties, whilst a Marine Complex creates a bio-matrix film over skin to seal in moisture and ward off dehydration so skin can maintain its natural luminosity."
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, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer.

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: dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

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

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

This product contains antioxidants (arbutin) 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
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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