SEPHORA COLLECTION - Ultra Glow Serum: Glow Strengthen Vitamin C Serum

SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Glow Serum: Glow Strengthen Vitamin C Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • panthenol
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Dryness, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Dryness, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles Formulation."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Dryness, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.6% - 6.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.4% - 5.2%
A preservative
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.55% - 1.3%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.45% - 1.05%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.1%
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
0.01% - 0.1%
Hot pepper extract. Can irritate the skin
0.01% - 0.05%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.01% - 0.05%

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