Dermaquest - Essential B5 Hydrating Serum

Dermaquest Essential B5 Hydrating Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ferulic acid
  • panthenol
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glycerin
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • plankton extract
  • proline
  • sambucus nigra flower extract
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"00this advanced, multilevel hydrating serum attracts and retains moisture in the skin; enhancing skin firmness, softness and elasticity preventing aging and dehydration."
WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica extract, ferulic acid, serine. 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: ferulic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Essential B5 Hydrating Serum"
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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.

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: glycosaminoglycans, caprylyl glycol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ferulic 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).

The following ingredients - centella asiatica 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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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
5.2% - 6.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
2.3% - 2.8%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
1.9% - 2.3%
1.6% - 2%
Used as a fragrance
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.65% - 0.95%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.5% - 0.75%
A potent anti-oxidant that has been shown to be effective in neutralizing free radicals in skin. There seem to have a synergetic effect of ferulic acid, vitamin E and C, meaning that when the ingredients are used together, they enhance each other's ability protect the skin against free radicals. Ferulic acid also helps to stabilize other ingredients - including vitamins C and E. It can help to even out the skin tone. Ferulic acid is approved for use as a sunscreen ingredient in Japan in concentrations up to 10%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
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%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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