Dr. Brandt - Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum

Dr. Brandt Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • ethyl linoleate
  • glycerin
  • hexylresorcinol
  • honey
  • inulin
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • polysilicone-11
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • tartaric acid
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
65 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"This reveals a healthier-looking complexion, minimizing the appearance of dark spots and blemishes."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains ethyl linoleate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Helps protect against the visible signs of aging and the damaging effects of free radicals."
WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. This ingredient 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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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (ethyl linoleate, hexylresorcinol) 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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A lightweight serum powered by a Biotic Balancing Complex and fruit enzymes to reduce the look of dark spots, brighten skin tone, and even skin texture for a healthier-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product might help exfoliate the skin with tartaric acid, papain, but These ingredients is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"100% showed more hydrated skin ."
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 pca.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) 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 - hexylresorcinol, tartaric acid also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
5.9% - 7.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
3.2% - 3.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2% - 2.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.8% - 2.2%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.6% - 1.9%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1% - 1.2%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.7% - 1.05%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.65% - 1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.8%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps reduce acne and blemishes. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce inflammation. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone, but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
0.5% - 0.7%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.5%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.1% - 0.2%

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