Herbivore Botanicals - Nova 15% Vitamin C + Turmeric Brightening Serum

Herbivore Botanicals Nova 15% Vitamin C + Turmeric Brightening Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • polyglyceryl-6 stearate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Target the appearance of lacklustre skin with the Nova 15% Vitamin C and Turmeric Brightening Serum."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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LOW
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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: tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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.

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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, hyaluronic acid.

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
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This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
8.6% - 10.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.3%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
3.4% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.7% - 3.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2%
1.3% - 1.6%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
1% - 1.3%
0.8% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.1% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

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