La Mer - The Brilliance Brightening Mask

La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • linoleic acid
  • tetraacetylphytosphingosine
  • algae extract
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • bifida ferment lysate
  • caffeine
  • camelina sativa seed oil
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • copper gluconate
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed jojoba esters
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • linolenic acid
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • micrococcus lysate
  • niacin
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +40 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, vitis vinifera seed extract.

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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"A brightening two-step mask that delivers brightening benefits by diminishing the look of dark spots and discoloration for a vibrant, luminous glow."
WIMJ summary

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

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: morus nigra root extract.

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
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Step one is a soothing primer that infuses skin with soothing moisture, preparing skin for step two, the brightening power of the gel cream."
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: algae extract, faex.

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: squalane, algae extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8, linoleic acid, tetraacetylphytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
5.9% - 8.9%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin.
4.1% - 6.1%
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
2.9% - 4.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 3.5%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.8%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.7% - 2.5%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1.4% - 2.1%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to thicken the product consistency
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps thicken the product texture
1% - 1.6%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.8% - 1.2%
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
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.6% - 1.4%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.55% - 1.25%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.05%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.45% - 1.05%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.45% - 1.05%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.45% - 1%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.45% - 1.05%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 1.05%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and have some skin-lightening effect, but good evidence is missing
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 1.05%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.45% - 1%
A likely irritant. Might have some anti-oxidant activity, but is mostly used as a fragrance in cosmetic products
0.45% - 1%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.4% - 1%
A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.45% - 1%
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.5% - 1.1%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1%
0.45% - 1%
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.
0.5% - 1.1%
0.45% - 1%
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
0.45% - 1%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
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
0.45% - 1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 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.
0.45% - 1.05%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that is claimed to be helpful in moisturizing and lightening the skin, but evidence is missing
0.45% - 1%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.45% - 1%
0.45% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Is claimed to have anti-aging properties, but research about its effect in topical application is missing
0.45% - 1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
0.45% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 1%
0.45% - 1%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. It is claimed to be a "DNA repair enzyme"
0.45% - 1%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.45% - 1%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.45% - 1%
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
0.45% - 1%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 1%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.45% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.45% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.1%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
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.
0.4% - 0.9%
A potent anti-oxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and protect from harmful effects of sun exposure, even though more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness in topical applications
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.3% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.25%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%

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