GLOWSECRET - TIA'M - My Signature C Source

GLOWSECRET TIA'M - My Signature C Source

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • beta-glucan
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • ubiquinone
  • zinc pca
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with 20% pure Vitamin C, this serum fades acne scars, removes dead skin cells and blackheads, brightens dull skin, and improves skin elasticity and resilience in one go."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with 20% pure Vitamin C, this serum fades acne scars, removes dead skin cells and blackheads, brightens dull skin, and improves skin elasticity and resilience in one go."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Infused with 20% pure Vitamin C, this serum fades acne scars, removes dead skin cells and blackheads, brightens dull skin, and improves skin elasticity and resilience in one go."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with 20% pure Vitamin C, this serum fades acne scars, removes dead skin cells and blackheads, brightens dull skin, and improves skin elasticity and resilience in one go."
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.

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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

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

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, 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).

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ascorbic acid
Has skin benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
20%
Declared
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
7.1% - 10.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.6% - 3.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
1.8% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 2.2%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.45%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.3% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.7%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.6%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.01% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.01% - 0.1%

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