innisfree - Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Serum

innisfree Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • arbutin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
  • glycerin
  • mannitol
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A double-duty serum with vitamin C from Jeju tangerine that perks up skin’s bright appearance while helping even the look of tone, texture, and pores."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
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: glycerin, mannitol.

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: phenyl trimethicone, pentylene glycol.

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

This product contains antioxidants (arbutin) 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
citrus unshiu peel extract
does not have skin benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
arbutin
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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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
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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
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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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
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Helps adjust pH in products
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Used to thicken the product's consistency
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Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
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Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
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A preservative
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
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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
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A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
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A plant extract that can be used as fragrance
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A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
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A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and 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
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Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
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A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
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Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
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A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
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