Proactiv - Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hydroquinone
  • hippophae rhamnoides oil
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum"
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WIMJ summary

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

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
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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: hippophae rhamnoides oil, caprylyl glycol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
6.7% - 10%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.7% - 4%
A good emollient. Contains various ingredients including vitamins and fatty acids that could work in the skin to neutralize free radicals and minimize moisture loss - if enough of these compounds is able to penetrate the skin in an active form.
2.4% - 3.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
1.8% - 2.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.5% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.55%

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