Farmacy - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum

Farmacy Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-glyceryl ascorbate
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • allantoin
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus extract
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • malpighia punicifolia fruit extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"One of the richest sources of natural vitamin C on the planet known to visibly reduce signs of aging."
WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-glyceryl ascorbate, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The ingredients in this clean formula have been cherry-picked for their powers to reduce the appearance of dullness, dark spots, and wrinkles for radiant, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-glyceryl ascorbate, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A potent 15 percent vitamin C serum powered by four types of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to visibly brighten, firm, and hydrate skin without irritation."
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: 3-glyceryl ascorbate, allantoin.

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: helianthus annuus extract, glyceryl caprylate.

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

This product contains antioxidants (3-glyceryl ascorbate, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid) 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 - malpighia punicifolia fruit extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.6%
A moisturizing vitamin C derivative. It is considered to be one of the most stable ones. It is effective in neutralizing free radicals and can help to even out the skin tone if used in high enough concentration
3.3% - 5%
2.5% - 3.8%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help 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
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
1.5% - 2.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.3% - 1.9%
A fruit extract that might help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
1.1% - 1.6%
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)
0.9% - 1.3%
0.5% - 1.15%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
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.
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used for its fragrance
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance
0.01% - 0.05%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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