Dermadoctor - Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated Acne Control Serum

Dermadoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated Acne Control Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • azelaic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • oleanolic acid
  • superoxide dismutase
  • +3 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated Acne Control Serum"
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: azelaic 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.

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"A DERMAdoctor cult classic, this lightweight, gentle yet effective, moisturizing base helps mattify, clarify and leave skin feeling fresh and hydrated."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (azelaic acid, superoxide dismutase) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
7.3% - 11%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 5.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
2.6% - 3.9%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
1.9% - 2.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.5% - 2.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
1.2% - 1.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.85% - 1.25%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 1%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.01% - 0.05%

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