PEARLESSENCE - Brightening Facial Serum – Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid

PEARLESSENCE Brightening Facial Serum – Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid

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  • Moisturizing
  • lactic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • dimethicone
  • peg-12 dimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +2 more
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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: sodium hyaluronate.

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: dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
6.8% - 10.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
2.7% - 4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to help oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps adjust the product pH and can be used to mask the odor of other ingredients
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1% - 1.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.9% - 1.3%
0.5% - 1.2%
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)
0.45% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%

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