Decorté - AQ Absolute Brightening Lotion

Decorté AQ Absolute Brightening Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alcaligenes polysaccharides
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • kojic acid
  • poria cocos sclerotium extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains kojic acid. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: kojic 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: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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LOW
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"When applying the Decorté AQ Absolute Brightening Lotion, its moisturizing feel mimics a lotion-like mask."
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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, 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: dimethicone, alcaligenes polysaccharides.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (kojic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
8.7% - 10.7%
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
5.2% - 6.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
1.9% - 2.4%
1.7% - 2%
1.5% - 1.8%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
1.2% - 1.5%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
A mushroom extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be able to help reduce irritation and support restoration of skin barrier
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A UV filter. Typically used to stabilize a product formulation. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to help oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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