Holika Holika - Gold Kiwi Vita C+ Brightening Serum

Holika Holika Gold Kiwi Vita C+ Brightening Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • adenosine
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • arbutin
  • betaine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carnitine
  • chitosan
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • cyanocobalamin
  • folic acid
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • glycoproteins
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • polyglyceryl-10 oleate
  • pyridoxine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • yeast extract
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Wish list
Compare

Where to buy?

Links might be affiliated. Read disclaimer

Formula review

See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains chitosan, niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine, folic 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glutathione, niacinamide

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: arbutin.

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Suitable for all skin types, the serum works to enhance radiance, powered by brightening vitamin C. Helping to create a more even-looking complexion, the hydrating serum features a blend of superfood ingredients such as kiwi, turmeric and holy basil, alongside balancing allantoin and hyaluronic acid."
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: niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredients - arbutin, chitosan, pyridoxine, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
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
3.7% - 5.6%
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%
Plain old water
2.9% - 4.3%
Beta-arbutin. Can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and has an anti-oxidant effect when used in high enough concentration. Is less effective compared to alpha-arbutin
2.2% - 3.2%
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
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.85% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.3%
1% - 1.45%
0.35% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.45%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.1% - 0.4%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is studied as a mosquito repellent
0.1% - 0.3%
Can support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking. It might be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
Can help stimulate collagen production in skin. While available studies are promising, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy in skin
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
0.01% - 0.1%
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.
0.05% - 0.2%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.05% - 0.15%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.3%
Polysaccharide derived from seaweed. Used to create a thicker product consistency and might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.01% - 0.05%
Inhibits acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin. Can help to reduce inflammation caused by bacteria. Helps neutralize free radicals in skin. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
0.1% - 0.3%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.05% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.05%

Similar products & dupes

Loading...
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources