Dermalogica - powerbright dark spot serum

Dermalogica powerbright dark spot serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • ectoin
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hexylresorcinol
  • ilex paraguariensis leaf extract
  • jojoba esters
  • phytosterols
  • phytosteryl macadamiate
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • pullulan
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • squalene
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • triolein
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"powerbright dark spot serum"
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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: niacinamide

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: hexylresorcinol.

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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What does the product description say?
"Ultra pigmented for 24 hours of intense colour and hydration"
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, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer.

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, ricinus communis seed oil.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (hexylresorcinol, ilex paraguariensis leaf extract, squalene) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product consistency
5% - 6.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.4% - 5.4%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
3.4% - 4.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product's texture
2.8% - 3.4%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.9% - 2.3%
1.5% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.4%
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
0.75% - 1.15%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.7% - 1.05%
0.65% - 1%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.65% - 1%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. It can reduce skin pigmentation, but it is not safe to use for these purposes in high concentrations as use of raspberry ketone and its derivative is linked to causing loss of skin pigmentation in people (leukoderma)
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain fragrand compounds like linalool that can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.6%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
An essential oil that is likely to be irritating and can cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.6%
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.
0.4% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.55%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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