Derma E - Vitamin C Brightening Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste

Derma E Vitamin C Brightening Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • titanium dioxide
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C Brightening Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, stearic acid) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

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?
"helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and enhance skins natural glow Ancient Rice ."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Nourishing, brightening ancient rice and calming, evening turmeric create a perfect creamy polishing paste to help promote skin clarity and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, revealing a radiant and beautiful complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.7% - 6.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
6% - 7.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
3.8% - 4.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
2.9% - 3.6%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
2.1% - 2.5%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
2% - 2.4%
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
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.3% - 1.6%
0.75% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that might have some antioxidant properties, but mostly used in cosmetics for its color
0.5% - 0.75%
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.2% - 0.35%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.2% - 0.35%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.15% - 0.25%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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