Perricone MD - Vitamin C Ester Brightening Overnight Treatment

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Overnight Treatment

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • glycolic acid
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • bisabolol
  • camellia oleifera leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • pantethine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • tocotrienols
  • tyrosine
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Perricone MD, Treatments One of the best night creams in the collection, this ultra-restorative formula improves elasticity and visibly minimises visible sun damage and age spots."
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.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: tocotrienols.

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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"Visibly evens skin tone and improves the appearance of discolouration."
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
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"Glycolic acid instantly exfoliates and hydrates, while amino acids visibly improve skin’s firmness."
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.

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"Glycolic acid instantly exfoliates and hydrates, while amino acids visibly improve skin’s firmness."
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: allantoin, cyclomethicone.

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, cyclomethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia oleifera leaf extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocotrienols) 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
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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.
8.8% - 10.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
5.3% - 6.4%
3.6% - 4.4%
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
2.8% - 3.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.9% - 2.3%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
1.8% - 2.2%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1.6% - 2%
Helps thicken the product formulation and create a gel-like texture
1.7% - 2.1%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
1% - 1.3%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
1% - 1.2%
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
1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1% - 1.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.75% - 1.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.55% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.7%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
A type of vitamin E that is more powerful in neutralizing free radicals compared to its other forms
0.4% - 0.65%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.2%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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