Dr. Botanicals - Advanced Light Facial Serum Essence

Dr. Botanicals Advanced Light Facial Serum Essence

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • sambucus nigra flower extract
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"A hydrating facial serum."
WIMJ summary

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.7% - 8.6%
An emollient that softens the skin
3.9% - 5.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2.4%
1.3% - 2%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
1.2% - 1.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.5% - 1.15%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.3%

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