Dr. Brandt - Transforming Pearl Serum
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alaria esculenta extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • decarboxy carnosine hcl
  • glycerin
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • spilanthes acmella flower extract
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This lightweight serum helps to smooth the look of wrinkles and illuminate the skin one pearl at a time."
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.This ingredient - decarboxy carnosine hcl - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient decarboxy carnosine hcl might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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 hyaluronate.

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, prunus armeniaca kernel oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (decarboxy carnosine hcl) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.4% - 2.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.6% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Used to regulate product's pH
1.1% - 1.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be able to protect the skin from free radicals, but further evidence of effectiveness is needed
0.45% - 0.65%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might hep calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Works as a humectant helping to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be effective as an anti-oxidant.
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A cleansing agent (SLS). It can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.25% - 0.5%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.1% - 0.2%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.1%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.15% - 0.3%

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