Pestle & Mortar - Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum

Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
Works for
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • ferulic acid
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The Vitamin C water phase is mixed with a lightweight oil to deliver 3 types of encapsulated Vitamin C to help repair skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, ascorbyl glucoside, ferulic acid. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This velvety textured and innovative serum from Pestle and Mortar utilises a highly effective two-phase pump technology and combines three types of superior grade Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to repair skin’s ability to produce collagen resulting in a more supple, smoother and toned complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl 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: ascorbyl glucoside, ferulic acid.

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The water phase of the serum repairs skin cells, brightens skin and hydrates whilst the oil phase works to soothe, soften and transport the other ingredients."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, glucose.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, ferulic acid) 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 - ascorbyl glucoside, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products

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