Medik8 - Super C30 Intense Serum

Medik8 Super C30 Intense Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • ferulic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyclopentasiloxane
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance against the intensive antioxidant properties of 30% ethylated ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and ferulic acid."
WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, ferulic acid. These ingredients 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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Promoting a radiant and youthful-looking complexion, the potent solution helps to fight fine lines and wrinkles while evening out skin's tone and restoring a luminous glow with brightening Turmeric."
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

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: ferulic acid, tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane.

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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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cyclopentasiloxane.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, ferulic 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).

The following ingredients - tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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