Dr Naomi Skin - Vitamin Amen

Dr Naomi Skin Vitamin Amen

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • bakuchiol
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl sh-tripeptide-5 norisoleucyl sh-nonapeptide-1
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dextran
  • galactoarabinan
  • glycerin
  • polysilicone-11
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • tricaprylin
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol, niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Combining 3 types of Vitamin A, Peptides and skin soothers, this all-round, anti-ageing and skin perfecting serum is one to worship."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol, acetyl glucosamine, bakuchiol, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl sh-tripeptide-5 norisoleucyl sh-nonapeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-8.

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: hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol.

In addition, this product contains acetyl glucosamine, bakuchiol, niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: morus alba bark 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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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": dextran, galactoarabinan.

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: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, palmitoyl sh-tripeptide-5 norisoleucyl sh-nonapeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-8

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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, retinol) 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
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
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
4% - 6.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
4.5% - 6.7%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
3.9% - 5.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 4.1%
Plain old water
1.9% - 2.9%
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.3% - 2%
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Can increase penetration of other ingredients
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.45% - 1.1%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.45% - 1%
A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps improve the product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
0.3% - 0.75%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.3% - 0.7%
0.3% - 0.75%
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% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might have anti-oxidant properties and help even out skin tone, but solid evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.75%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 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
0.35% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.2% - 0.75%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.45%

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