Evolve - Bio-Retinol + C Booster

Evolve Bio-Retinol + C Booster

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • bakuchiol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hippophae rhamnoides fruit oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
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87 /100
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WIMJ summary

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

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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with vitamins A, C, F and E, all blended in a gentle base of rosehip oil, this booster oil works to penetrate deep into the skin to deliver anti-aging benefits and hydration."
WIMJ summary

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

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: bakuchiol

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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What does the product description say?
"Vitamins C and A help to increase collagen production and hydration while boosting radiance and skin luminosity."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) 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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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
A plant oil that might somewhat help to neutralize free radicals. It could be irritating
7.9% - 11.9%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
4.6% - 6.9%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
3.8% - 5.6%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
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
1.1% - 1.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 1.2%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1.3% - 2%
The ingredient is not recognized
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