Dr Dennis Gross - C + Collagen Perfect SkinSet & Refresh Mist

Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Perfect SkinSet & Refresh Mist

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • niacinamide
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • glycolic acid
  • panthenol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • carnitine
  • collagen amino acids
  • glycerin
  • phospholipids
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • sphingolipids
  • superoxide dismutase
  • ubiquinone
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

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What does the product description say?
"Stabilized Vitamin C. penetrates deep into the skin and prevents hyperpigmentation, brightening complexion Collagen Amino Acids."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Stabilized Vitamin C. penetrates deep into the skin and prevents hyperpigmentation, brightening complexion Collagen Amino Acids."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid.

In addition, this product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

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"boost cellular metabolism and hydrate the skin At-home products with professional results."
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: sphingolipids.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, panthenol

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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, superoxide dismutase, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.5% - 5.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
4.2% - 5.1%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
3.2% - 3.9%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and support the skin barrier function
2.4% - 2.9%
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
2% - 2.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.6% - 2%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
1.4% - 1.7%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
1.2% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.75% - 1.1%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.65% - 0.95%
Sphingolipids are a group of lipids with a common chemical structure. Some of them are naturally present in skin and can be converted to ceramides
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.75% - 1.1%
1.2% - 1.4%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.5% - 0.75%
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% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.35% - 0.65%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.5% - 0.75%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance for its citrus smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%

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