Sepai - Flawless Lift Face and Neck Serum

Sepai Flawless Lift Face and Neck Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alpha-arbutin
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • bakuchiol
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • decarboxy carnosine hcl
  • ethyl linoleate
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycoproteins
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • threonine
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • zea mays oil
  • +17 more
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol, ethyl linoleate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Absorbing quickly without residue, the toning and tightening serum is powered by Retin-less technology, which safely mimics the properties of retinoids to tackle common concerns, including wrinkles, sagging skin and lack of firmness and elasticity, without the negative effects of Retinol."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: alpha-arbutin, bakuchiol

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: ethyl linoleate.

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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LOW
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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: allantoin, glutamic 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

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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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) 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 - decarboxy carnosine hcl 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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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
3.9% - 4.8%
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.
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3% - 3.7%
2.3% - 2.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.9% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.4% - 1.8%
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
1.2% - 1.5%
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.
0.95% - 1.2%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
0.65% - 1%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
Might be able to protect the skin from free radicals, but further evidence of effectiveness is needed
0.5% - 0.7%
0.5% - 0.7%
A tree rasin that could temporarily tighten the skin and might help regulate sebum production, but the research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps reduce acne and blemishes. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce inflammation. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone, but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
0.45% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
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% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.35% - 0.6%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.1% - 0.2%

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