Glow Recipe - Pineapple-C Bright Serum
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • lactic acid
  • arginine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • hexylresorcinol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +7 more
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FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Thanks to a potent cocktail of three forms of antioxidant-rich vitamin C including 22% pineapple juice (one of the most powerful forms of natural vitamin C), pure ascorbic acid, and stable 3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid, this powerful serum combats acne scars, dark spots, and hyper-pigmentation leaving skin glossy and even."
WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, hexylresorcinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Meanwhile, the natural AHAs and bromelain enzymes from pineapple gently exfoliate while the built-in skin soothers (chamomile and aloe) ensure that skin stays happy and refreshed."
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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, 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: arginine, dimethicone.

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

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, hexylresorcinol) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 34%
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
5% - 7.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 6.3%
Plain old water
3.5% - 5.3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
2.8% - 4.2%
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
1.7% - 2.6%
1.3% - 2%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.95% - 1.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.9% - 1.3%
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)
0.45% - 1.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a cleansing agent. It creates foam
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%

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