InstaNatural - Zinc Vitamin C Serum & Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum Duo

InstaNatural Zinc Vitamin C Serum & Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum Duo

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • niacinamide
  • salicylic acid
  • retinol
  • arginine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • magnesium aspartate
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • zinc pca
  • +22 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

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"Zinc Vitamin C Serum & Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum Duo"
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, niacinamide.

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.

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"Zinc Vitamin C Serum & Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum Duo A comprehensive duo that addresses skin clarity, lines & wrinkles, and excess oil production."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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 can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: retinol.

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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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, limnanthes alba seed oil.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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 - sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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The ingredient is not recognized
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Plain old water
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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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
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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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Helps oil and water mix together
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Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
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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
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
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A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
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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
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A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
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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
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Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
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Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
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This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
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Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
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A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
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A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together
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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 can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
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An emollient. Could be irritating
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TBC
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An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
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An essential oil. Can be irritating
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An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
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Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
TBC
Used to create a thicker product consistency
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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The ingredient is not recognized
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TBC
The ingredient is not recognized
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Plain old water
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
TBC
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
TBC
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
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
TBC
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
TBC
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
TBC
Helps dissolve other ingredients
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
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Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
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Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
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A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
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TBC
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
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Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
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An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
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An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
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An essential oil. Can be irritating
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TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
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A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
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An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
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Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
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Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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A preservative
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An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
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A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
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A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
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The ingredient is not recognized
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