Pixi - Vitamin-C Serum

Pixi Vitamin-C Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • ferulic acid
  • retinol
  • panthenol
  • caffeine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • phospholipids
  • punica granatum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /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: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with potent and antioxidant-rich vitamin C, grapefruit water, ferulic acid, citrus fruit extractsand retinol this formidable formula helps to boost collagen production for firmer and healthier skin, improved skin tone and texture, lifted luminosity and protection against free radicals and the effects of sun damage."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid, retinol.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ferulic acid.

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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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Combined with Ferulic acid, the Vitamin C works to reduce the effects of sun damage, correcting dark spots for an evened skin tone and refined texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid, retinol.

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, punica granatum extract.

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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: glycine soja oil, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, retinol) 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 - punica granatum extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
6.2% - 7.6%
Helps to improve the product consistency
4.1% - 5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 2.9%
1.8% - 2.2%
Plain old water
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.45% - 0.65%
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%
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Most likely used for its fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.55%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.4%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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