Meaningful Beauty - Dark Spot Correcting Treatment

Meaningful Beauty Dark Spot Correcting Treatment

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • hydroquinone
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • +2 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 glycolic acid.

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

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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Dark Spot Correcting Treatment"
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WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: retinyl palmitate.

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
hydroquinone
Has skin benefit
hexylene glycol
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
4.4% - 6.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.8% - 5.6%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
2.4% - 3.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
2.2% - 3.3%
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
1.7% - 2.5%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.4% - 2.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.8%
1% - 1.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.55% - 1.3%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.5% - 1.15%
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% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.4% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
0.3% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%

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