Dr. Barbara Sturm - Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
31 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed algae extract
  • lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The collection combines state of the art scientific advances with nature and its potent active ingredients nourish the skin, reduce inflammation and hyper-pigmentation, and even the skin tone, while minimising pores and helping to prevent breakouts."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This, in turn, helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and the visible symptoms of irritation and dehydration."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The collection combines state of the art scientific advances with nature and its potent active ingredients nourish the skin, reduce inflammation and hyper-pigmentation, and even the skin tone, while minimising pores and helping to prevent breakouts."
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
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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

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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
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

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