Emma Hardie Vitamin C Intense Daily Serum

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
85 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits A skin-brightening serum with anti-ageing effectsRich in vitamins C, B3 and EMinimises the appearance of redness and fine linesHydrates and nourishes dry, dull complexionsIdeal for everyday use UK200024269"
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ascorbyl glucoside.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Enriched with a generous amount of stable vitamin C, this serum works over a long period of time to calm areas of inflammation and redness for brighter, more even skin."
WIMJ summary

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: ascorbyl glucoside.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Use each morning and evening and follow with a moisturiser."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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: niacinamide

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

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) 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
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ascorbyl glucoside
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
parfum
Effectiveness
does not have skin benefit
c12-16 alcohols
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin

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