Estée Lauder - Crescent White - Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

Estée Lauder Crescent White - Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • algae extract
  • caffeine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed prunus domestica
  • molasses extract
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • +13 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
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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 acetyl glucosamine.

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

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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"With our exclusive Light Cycle Complex, this powerful essence targets existing dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, and also the key causes of discoloration."
WIMJ summary

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

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.

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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: algae extract, 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: dimethicone, peg-10 dimethicone.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside, centella asiatica extract) 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.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
6% - 7.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.3% - 5.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.5%
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
2.2% - 2.7%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
1.8% - 2.1%
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
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1% - 1.3%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that might contain an active compound orthosilicic acid that could be helpful to regulate the level of pigment in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.6%
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.
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%

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