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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • alpha-arbutin
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • astaxanthin
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +13 more
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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 tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, astaxanthin.

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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"00 USD 5-in-1 transformative Vitamin C Serum powered by a synergistic blend of 20% Dual Vitamin C Complex, 3 Vegan Humectants and 13 Plant Antioxidants for naturally brighter, even skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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: lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract.

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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"Targets and improves skin brightness and moisture levels, protects against daily environmental agressors, blocks the formation of future pigmentation and feeds skin minerals for optimal skin-repairing results."
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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 seed oil, glyceryl stearate.

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This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, astaxanthin, glutathione, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ubiquinone) 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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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
5.2% - 7.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2.9% - 4.3%
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.
2.1% - 3.2%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
1.1% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.9% - 1.35%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.9% - 1.4%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.45% - 1.05%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.05% - 0.25%
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% - 0.4%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help to calm down inflammation
0.05% - 0.25%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.05% - 0.1%
Obtained from fermenting a plant extract with bacteria Lactobacillus. The resulting compound might be able to calm down inflammation and have some anti-oxidant properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.1% - 0.5%
0.05% - 0.2%
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% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%

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