No7 - Laboratories Dark Spot Correcting Booster Serum

No7 Laboratories Dark Spot Correcting Booster Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • glycerin
  • phyllanthus emblica fruit extract
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"* The Laboratories Dark Spot Correcting Booster Serum is formulated with No7's unique lightening complex that includes the skin superpowers of Vitamin C, Emblica & Sophora, this targeted booster serum is clinically proven to improve the appearance of dark spots, age spots and sun spots."
WIMJ summary

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

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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"Laboratories Dark Spot Correcting Booster Serum"
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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: gluconolactone

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: 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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

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
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HIGH
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, gluconolactone) 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.1%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
3.3% - 4.9%
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
2.5% - 3.8%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
1.9% - 2.9%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 2.2%
1.2% - 1.9%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.1% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
0.5% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and have a skin lightening effect if used in high enough concentrations
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.1%

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