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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • inulin
  • lactobacillus
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Youthful Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. This ingredient 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
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic 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
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WIMJ summary

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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Lactic acid also helps the skin to stay at its optimal pH level and has hydrating and softening properties."
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: arginine, glycerin.

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: arginine, glyceryl caprylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.7% - 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
3.4% - 5.1%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
2.7% - 4.1%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
1.5% - 2.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.85% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.45% - 1.05%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.2% - 0.8%
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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