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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • retinol
  • caprooyl phytosphingosine
  • ceramide np
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • glycerin
  • isododecane
  • shea butter ethyl esters
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, combined with a unique activator complex stimulates the production of collagen and elastin."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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"The essential skin barrier lipids — ceramide 3, phytosphingosine, cholesterol and omega-3, 6 and 9 lock in hydration and build skin structure, and helps the skin barrier quickly regain optimal hydrolipidic balance."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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HIGH
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"In addition to the essential biolipids, this serum contains Ihabut, a natural potent source of hyaluronic acid that is 5 times more efficient at stimulating collagen production and 10 times more efficient at improving hydration than regular hyaluronic acid."
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: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cholesterol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: caprooyl phytosphingosine, ceramide np

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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
4.1% - 5.1%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.5% - 3.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
1.6% - 2%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.3% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.5% - 0.8%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
0.05% - 0.1%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A component of ceramides. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.1% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.1%

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