iS Clinical White Lightening Serum /

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
51 /100
Can work for:
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-aging
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"White Lightening™ Serum is a concentrated combination of potent botanical ingredients that address hyperpigmentation on a number of levels, while providing multiple anti-aging benefits."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: alpha-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
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"helps control hyperpigmentation production Mushroom Extract."
WIMJ summary

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

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
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

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
Plain old water
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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