PharmaClinix - Lightenex Cream

PharmaClinix Lightenex Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cetyl palmitate
  • dimethicone
  • imperata cylindrica root extract
  • isopropyl myristate
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This results in a lighter, more even skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The nourishing formula ensures that skin is hydrated with a soft and smooth texture."
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: imperata cylindrica root extract, aloe barbadensis extract.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

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

This product contains antioxidants (imperata cylindrica root extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
22% - 33%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
5.5% - 8.2%
A plat extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
5.3% - 7.9%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
4.6% - 6.9%
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
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
2.7% - 4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
2.3% - 3.5%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.9% - 2.8%
1.1% - 1.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.55% - 1.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.5% - 1.1%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.15% - 0.65%

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