REN Clean Skincare - Vitamin C Gel Cream

REN Clean Skincare Vitamin C Gel Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • glycogen
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hippophae rhamnoides oil
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This lightweight gel cream is formulated to hydrate and brighten, with Vitamin C and Magnesium to smooth and energise the look of skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Visibly plumper skin with a more even-looking tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Added glycogen that’s derived from corn has a plumping effect, locking in hydration Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans."
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, glycogen.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil.

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

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
5% - 7.6%
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% - 5.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.8% - 4.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
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
1.6% - 2.3%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
Essential oil that can be irritating. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.7%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.55%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%

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