MARA - Chlorella + Reishi Sea Vitamin C Serum

MARA Chlorella + Reishi Sea Vitamin C Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • isosorbide dicaprylate
  • algae extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Awaken the glow with our supercharged vitamin C sèrum that infuses 15% THD Ascorbate–the most stable form of vitamin C–in a hydrating cocktail of 14 vitamin C-rich fruit extracts, herbs and marine botanicals for a bright, look-at-me complexion ."
WIMJ summary

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

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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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This Chlorella + Reishi formula also includes algae, which works to firm skin and improve the appearance of dark spots and sun damage, adaptogens, which work to calm and sooth skin, and moringa and squalane oil to deeply hydrate for your ultimate glow."
WIMJ summary

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

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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What does the product description say?
"and renowned adaptogen reishi mushroom to help soothe sensitivity and redness, plus moringa and squalane to cloak your skin in a lightweight veil of moisture."
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.

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, chondrus crispus extract.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) 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

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
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
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.

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