Mario Badescu - Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

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83 /100
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Works for
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"An essential for anyone up against dullness and uneven skin tone, this formula harnesses vitamin C to promote luminosity (great if youre looking a little lacklustre), deflect the effects of free radicals and coax collagen synthesis into gear."
WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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meets threshold
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"An essential for anyone up against dullness and uneven skin tone, this formula harnesses vitamin C to promote luminosity (great if youre looking a little lacklustre), deflect the effects of free radicals and coax collagen synthesis into gear."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Lightweight, hydrating and soft to the touch, this serum is not only powered by the hero brightening ingredient but also by soothing plant extracts and collagen to promote supple, radiant results."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium hyaluronate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl 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
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
Plain old water
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

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