La Roche-Posay - Redermic Pure Vitamin C10 Serum

La Roche-Posay Redermic Pure Vitamin C10 Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • adenosine
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • salicylic acid
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
68 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Treat skin to the hydrating, brightening and smoothing properties of La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Serum , a lightweight face serum that helps to prevent and correct the appearance of ageing."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Ideal for those with wrinkles, dull skin and uneven tone, the fresh, non-greasy essence melts quickly into skin, releasing a surge of beneficial ingredients to leave the face feeling softer, more hydrated and glowing."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Deeply hydrating and skin-smoothing, it also contains Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate away dead skin for a brighter, more uniform tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Deeply hydrating and skin-smoothing, it also contains Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate away dead skin for a brighter, more uniform tone and texture."
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, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

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: dimethicone, c13-14 isoparaffin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (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
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
4.5% - 6.7%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
3% - 4.5%
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%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1% - 1.5%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.8% - 1.2%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
1% - 1.45%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.05% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.1%
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)
0.01% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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