Philosophy - Brighten My Day All-Over Skin Perfecting Brightening Lotion

Philosophy Brighten My Day All-Over Skin Perfecting Brightening Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • algae extract
  • glycerin
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The philosophy brighten my day all-over skin perfecting brightening lotion features an innovative formula, enriched with a brightening complex that helps minimize the look of dark spots, and the appearance of visible pores."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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MEDIUM
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"The philosophy brighten my day all-over skin perfecting brightening lotion features an innovative formula, enriched with a brightening complex that helps minimise the look of dark spots, and the appearance of visible pores."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

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MEDIUM
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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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The brightening moisturiser smoothes and hydrates while leaving your complexion with a more radiant appearance."
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: algae extract, glycerin.

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: algae extract, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
3.8% - 5.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
2.7% - 4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.9% - 2.9%
A plant extract. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1.7% - 2.5%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.5% - 2.3%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.85% - 1.25%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%

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