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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • lactic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • lactose
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This water-activated, micro-exfoliating powder helps bring brighter, more even-toned skin to light."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl 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?
"ILUMA exfoliating powder"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product might help exfoliate the skin with papain, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Gentle enough for daily use and perfect for all skin types, it smoothes uneven texture and preps the skin for serum, moisturizer or treatments that come next."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid) 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
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 34%
4.6% - 6.9%
Helps regulate the product pH
4% - 6%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.7% - 5.5%
2.1% - 3.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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% - 2.5%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
1% - 1.5%
Plain old water
0.85% - 1.25%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.5% - 1.15%
Used as a fragrance
0.4% - 0.95%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.35% - 0.75%
Consists of 95% calcium carbonate that does not have any effect on the skin. The remaining 5% can include compounds that can help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.2% - 0.7%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.6%
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)
0.15% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
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% - 0.3%

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