Dr Dennis Gross - Vitamin C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream

Dr Dennis Gross Vitamin C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • adenosine
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • dipeptide-2
  • lactic acid
  • ceramide ng
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • aminobutyric acid
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carnitine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chrysin
  • collagen amino acids
  • ectoin
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • hydroxyproline
  • phyllanthus emblica fruit extract
  • porphyridium cruentum extract
  • pullulan
  • sea whip extract
  • silica
  • superoxide dismutase
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +29 more
PROMISES
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"Vitamin C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine, dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1.

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, chrysin, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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"An energizing eye cream that’s infused with a proprietary vitamin C complex to dramatically improve the look of tired, aging eyes."
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: aminobutyric acid, glycerin.

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, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ng, dipeptide-2, niacinamide, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1

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This product contains antioxidants (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).

The following ingredients - 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, chrysin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
5.2% - 6.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.5% - 3.1%
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%
Has been shown to support wound healing and skin barrier function when used topically in rats. Is likely to be effective in supporting skin's hydration and barrier function, but research for human skin is missing. Might have some anti-aging properties but the research is missing
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and support the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
Is helpful in restoring skin barrier function supporting its moisture levels. Is claimed to stimulte collagen production in skin but evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and have a skin lightening effect if used in high enough concentrations
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.2% - 0.4%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and 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
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to be able to improve the appearance of undereye darkness but evidence is missing. Can be an allergen and cause irritation
0.2% - 0.35%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.2% - 0.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.2% - 0.35%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help neutrlize free radicals, calm down inflammation, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A red algae extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have an antioxidant effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that might contain antioxidants, have antibacterial effect and help reduce inflammation, but solid evidence is lacking. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.2% - 0.35%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.2% - 0.35%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.2%

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