Dr. Barbara Sturm - Balancing Toner

Dr. Barbara Sturm Balancing Toner

PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
Works for
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
+ 1 more
Key ingredients
  • panthenol
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • capryloyl glycine
  • glutathione
  • lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract
+ 6 more
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The perfect post-cleanse treatment, Dr Barbara Sturms Balancing Toner effectively cleans up any missed dirt, make up and debris from cleansing while also tightening and toning pores, balancing sebum levels and acting as a brilliant base for moisturiser."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains glutathione. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Dr. Barbara Sturm ́s mild yet nourishing Balancing Toner restores the natural balance to irritated skin while it evens out skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glutathione

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: lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract.

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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with innovative Sugar Biovector that helps to regulate the natural pH value of the skin and support the Acid Mantle, Beta-glucan and Panthenol to soothe irritated and sensitive skin so it feels clean and balanced, while Hyaluronic Acid provides an intense moisture boost."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": biosaccharide gum-1, pantolactone.

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).

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Obtained from fermenting a plant extract with bacteria Lactobacillus. The resulting compound might be able to calm down inflammation and have some anti-oxidant properties, but solid evidence is missing
Helps create a more spreadable product texture

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