PCA SKIN - C and E Advanced

PCA SKIN C and E Advanced

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • isosorbide dicaprylate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ethylhexyl hydroxystearate
  • hexylresorcinol
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"This is PCA skin’s most advanced serum, which reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation, caused by free radical damage."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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What does the product description say?
"This is PCA skin’s most advanced serum, which reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation, caused by free radical damage."
WIMJ summary

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

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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"In this formulation, there is 5% Vitamin E and it protects the skin against free radical damage and improves the hydration absorbed by the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, 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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: isosorbide dicaprylate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, tocopherol) 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 - hexylresorcinol 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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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
23% - 35%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
7.1% - 10.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
5.6% - 8.3%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
4.1% - 6.2%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
2.7% - 4.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Early studies suggest that it can help strengthen the skin barrier
2.5% - 3.8%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
1.5% - 2.3%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
1.1% - 1.7%
1% - 1.5%
0.5% - 1.2%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.4% - 1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might have an anti-inflammatory effect
0.15% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%

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