Medik8 - Hydr8 B5 Intense Serum

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • panthenol
  • urea
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • calcium pantothenate
  • creatine
  • diglycerin
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl glucoside
  • glycine
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • histidine hcl
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • isoleucine
  • lysine
  • lysine hcl
  • pca
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • trehalose
  • +25 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Hydr8 B5 Intense leaves skin feeling intensely hydrated , with fine lines visibly plumped and smoothed ."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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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: acetyl glucosamine

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: alanine, glycine soja seed extract.

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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LOW
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LOW
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"Hydr8 B5 Intense Serum"
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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: alanine, allantoin.

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: arginine, glycine soja seed extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, panthenol, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (creatine) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
4.9% - 6%
Can help to restore skin barrier function and soften its upper layer
4% - 4.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
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% - 2.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.6% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps support skin barrier function improving skin hydration and reducing sensitivity
0.95% - 1.2%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
0.6% - 0.9%
Can support skin's ability to neutralize free radicals and produce collagen, though further research is needed to confirm effectiveness
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.5% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A salt of an amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
0.35% - 0.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.3% - 0.6%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

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