Perricone MD - Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • copper gluconate
  • dimethicone
  • magnesium aspartate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tyrosine
  • zinc gluconate
  • +6 more
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FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Uneven Skin Tone and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity Formulation."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift visibly brightens, tightens, and reduces the appearance of dark spots."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Delivers superior exfoliation."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"For powerful skin-strengthening hydration."
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: 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, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
6.9% - 8.4%
4.8% - 5.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
3.4% - 4.1%
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.
2.5% - 3%
2% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.4% - 1.7%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.75% - 1.1%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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