Dermalogica - BioLumin-C Vitamin C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Vitamin C Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • salvia hispanica seed extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +8 more
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What does the product description say?
"Powered by two potent forms of vitamin C and a wrinkle-fighting peptide, this serum makes skin appear brighter and firmer while also reducing visible hyperpigmentation without causing irritation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid, palmitoyl tripeptide-5. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

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What does the product description say?
"Powered by two potent forms of vitamin C and a wrinkle-fighting peptide, this serum makes skin appear brighter and firmer while also reducing visible hyperpigmentation without causing irritation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic 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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What does the product description say?
"An AHA that accelerates the removal of dull, dead skill cells."
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: lactic acid.

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What does the product description say?
"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity Formulation."
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, lactic acid.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, salvia hispanica seed extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tripeptide-5

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.9%
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
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps to improve the product consistency
2.5% - 3.8%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
2% - 3%
A plant extract that typically contains linolenic and linoleic acids that help soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
1.7% - 2.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.4% - 2.1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.3% - 1.9%
1% - 1.6%
A stable derivative of pectin and vitamin C. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking. Helps create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.85% - 1.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
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% - 1%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.35% - 0.85%
A more stable but less potent derivative of vitamin C. It can help neautralize free radicals and even out the skin tone if used in high enough concentration (required levels are likely to be much higher than for pure vitamin C, and solid studies are lacking at the moment)
0.35% - 0.75%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to create a nice product texture and spread the product more easily on the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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