Physicians Formula - Skin Booster Vitamin Shot

Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • gluconolactone
  • retinyl palmitate
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • collagen amino acids
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • kappaphycus alvarezii extract
  • pullulan
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Custom serum blend helps to visibly reduce signs of aging while tackling skin's dullness, wrinkles and loss of elasticity revealing a youthful complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7.

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
HIGH
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HIGH
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"Hydrogel encapsulated technology delivers effective results allowing you to be your own mixologist while creating a custom regimen to tackle your skin's needs!Brightening Vitamin C • Dark spot reducing Licorice • Complexion improving Vitamin B3Customize your skin regimen."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, niacinamide

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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HIGH
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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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hydrogel encapsulated technology delivers effective results allowing you to be your own mixologist while creating a custom regimen to tackle your skin's needs!Brightening Vitamin C • Dark spot reducing Licorice • Complexion improving Vitamin B3Customize your skin regimen."
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: glycerin, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

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: chondrus crispus extract, caprylyl glycol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.9% - 8.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.6% - 5.4%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.7% - 4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2% - 3%
A preservative
0.4% - 1%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.3% - 2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.8%
0.95% - 1.4%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.6% - 1.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.5% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.35% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.75%
A red algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant properties
0.2% - 0.7%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and support the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.7%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.75%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.55%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Polysaccharide derived from seaweed. Used to create a thicker product consistency and might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps to improve the product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.3%
A red (pink) dye
0.05% - 0.25%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.05% - 0.15%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.2%

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