Perricone MD - Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • ferulic acid
  • beta-glucan
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • tocopherol
  • tocotrienols
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"It also helps smooth the look of crow’s feet around the eyes and vertical lines on the lips, while helping to keep your lipstick from feathering."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ferulic acid, 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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"82% agreed that their sun damage and sun spots looked visibly reduced ."
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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: ferulic acid, stearyl glycyrrhetinate.

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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"Fine lines and wrinkles ."
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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, sorbitol.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, squalane.

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This product contains antioxidants (ferulic acid, 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% - 10.8%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
5% - 6.1%
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.
3.2% - 3.9%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
2.8% - 3.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
2% - 2.5%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
1.6% - 1.9%
A potent anti-oxidant that has been shown to be effective in neutralizing free radicals in skin. There seem to have a synergetic effect of ferulic acid, vitamin E and C, meaning that when the ingredients are used together, they enhance each other's ability protect the skin against free radicals. Ferulic acid also helps to stabilize other ingredients - including vitamins C and E. It can help to even out the skin tone. Ferulic acid is approved for use as a sunscreen ingredient in Japan in concentrations up to 10%
1.4% - 1.7%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.2% - 1.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.65%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of vitamin E that is more powerful in neutralizing free radicals compared to its other forms
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
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%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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