Glow Hub - purify and brighten super serum

Glow Hub purify and brighten super serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycerin
  • saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment
PROMISES
FULFILLED
0 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with Black Tea extract to detoxify, balanced with antioxidant-rich Blueberry, Salicylic Acid and White Willow Bark, gently exfoliate, helping to de-clog pores and ease the appearance of breakouts."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with Black Tea extract to detoxify, balanced with antioxidant-rich Blueberry, Salicylic Acid and White Willow Bark, gently exfoliate, helping to de-clog pores and ease the appearance of breakouts."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
5.5% - 6.8%
A fermented sweet black tea. There is no studies on particular benefits of this ingredient in skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, and might have some anti-oxidant effect. It is used in skincare for mostly marketing purposes because of the popularity of kombucha drinks
5.1% - 6.2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
3.6% - 4.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
2.9% - 3.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
2% - 2.4%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.75% - 1.15%
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
0.65% - 1%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.25%

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