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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bakuchiol
  • retinol
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • isosorbide dicaprylate
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • sesamum indicum seed extract
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +11 more
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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.

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Brightens and smooths skin’s texture Contains time-released retinol for maximum efficacy with minimal irritation Boosts skin’s hydration level to help combat the dryness associated with retinol Providing physicians and clients with trusted and innovated skin care treatments."
WIMJ summary

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

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.

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"Vitamin C evens out your skin tone revealing a more naturally radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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.

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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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"Crafted with unique ingredients bakuchiol and ophiopogon japonicus root extract, the serum works to boost the effects of retinol and replenish hydration."
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: biosaccharide gum-1, 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, retinol, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
5.4% - 6.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations
4.3% - 5.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Early studies suggest that it can help strengthen the skin barrier
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 2.9%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2% - 2.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.6% - 2%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.65% - 1%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.5% - 0.75%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.45% - 0.7%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.5% - 0.7%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.45% - 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
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Plant oil that due to its high content of linoleic acid can help support skin's barrier function improving its hydration
0.2% - 0.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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