Lancer Skincare - Younger: Pure Youth Serum

Lancer Skincare Younger: Pure Youth Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • bakuchiol
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • allantoin
  • bisabolol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • lysine
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • proline
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +14 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: hydroxypinacolone retinoate. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol. 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: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Pure Youth Serum dramatically reduces the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and other signs of ageing by activating the regeneration of collagen and new cells."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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HIGH
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"By harnessing the skin’s own ability to create new, younger-looking skin, the serum improves skin tone and elasticity, lessens the number and depth of wrinkles and fine lines, reduces the appearance of sun damage, and significantly lessens other signs of ageing."
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: hydroxypinacolone retinoate.

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol, glycolic acid. 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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: glycolic acid.

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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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: chondrus crispus extract, dimethicone.

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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 34%
Used to create a nice product finish
3.5% - 5.3%
4.4% - 6.6%
3.6% - 5.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
2.7% - 4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
2% - 3%
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
1.7% - 2.5%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
1.3% - 1.9%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.1% - 1.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.8% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 1.05%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.1%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.4% - 1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps create a nice product texture and uniform layer on the skin (when used in sunscreens, for example)
0.45% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.35% - 0.75%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.35% - 0.85%
A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.35% - 0.8%
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.
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.2% - 0.75%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.3% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.7%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.3% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.2% - 0.8%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.4%

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