DCL - DCL Skin Brightening Complexion Treatment

DCL DCL Skin Brightening Complexion Treatment

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hexapeptide-2
  • salicylic acid
  • urea
  • betaine
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • polyglutamic acid
  • saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • silica
  • squalane
  • thermus thermophillus ferment
  • titanium dioxide
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Hydroquinone-free pigmentation treatment Inhibits melanin production and lightens even stubborn discolouration's Suitable for all skin types How to use."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"DCL's Skin Brightening Complexion Treatment is a non-irritating, illuminating treatment that poses a quadruple threat to uneven skin tone."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Free from parabens and hydroquinone."
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, 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: chondrus crispus extract, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: hexapeptide-2, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A drying alcohol. Mainly used to dissolve other ingredients. Can increase the irritation potential of the formula
7.5% - 9.1%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
4% - 4.9%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.4% - 4.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.7% - 3.3%
A fermented sweet black tea. There is no studies on particular benefits of this ingredient in skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, and might have some anti-oxidant effect. It is used in skincare for mostly marketing purposes because of the popularity of kombucha drinks
2.1% - 2.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.9% - 2.3%
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1% - 1.2%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.8% - 1.2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.7% - 1.05%
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.65% - 1%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.6% - 0.85%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.5% - 0.8%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.55% - 0.8%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.55% - 0.85%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.55% - 0.8%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.5% - 0.8%
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% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 0.15%

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