Dr. Barbara Sturm - Brightening Face Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm Brightening Face Serum

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66 /100
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MEDIUM
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • alteromonas ferment extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The results of this serum are really quite astounding – with continued use achieve a more luminous, smooth and youthful glow."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

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What does the product description say?
"The BRIGHTENING SERUM with instant effect gives the complexion a more even glow while reducing uneven skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A special extract of Cress Sprouts helps brighten the skin, Ginseng Extract supports the skin’s protection against free radicals and environmental stress and Hyaluronic Acid fundamentally hydrates the skin and replenishes moisture reservoirs."
WIMJ summary

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

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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Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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