Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment with Ferment2+ Vitamin C

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment with Ferment2+ Vitamin C

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • algae extract
  • caffeine
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer
  • hydrolyzed prunus domestica
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • molasses extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • resveratrol
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • sodium polyaspartate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • yeast extract
  • +23 more
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IRRITANCY
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What does the product description say?
"It's a renowned brightening, anti-aging and all-around skin-boosting active."
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, resveratrol.

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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"In this serum, it targets dark spots in the deepest layer of skin's surface to help reduce the look of skin discolorations."
WIMJ summary

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

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, resveratrol.

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: hydroxyethyl urea.

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What does the product description say?
"This ultra-lightweight, ultra-hydrating serum reveals a more even-toned, radiant look."
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: algae extract, faex.

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, squalane.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol) 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 - ascorbyl glucoside 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%
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
5.8% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
3% - 3.6%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
2.3% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.5% - 1.9%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
0.3% - 0.6%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.3% - 0.55%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that contains an essential oil and often used for its fragrance. Can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties
0.2% - 0.4%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.3%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.25% - 0.45%
An anti-oxidant that helps stabilize product formulations. Might help neutralise free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
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% - 0.45%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
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%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%

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