Serious Skincare InstA-Tox Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum Twin Pack

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
80 /100
Can work for:
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains zinc gluconate.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: copper gluconate, retinyl palmitate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Your skin will look remarkably smoother, younger and your pores will appear visibly smaller."
WIMJ summary

This product contains copper gluconate, retinyl palmitate. These ingredients 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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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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: copper gluconate, zinc gluconate

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: retinyl palmitate.

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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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

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: copper gluconate, zinc gluconate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol.

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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia oleifera leaf extract) 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 - zinc gluconate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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LOW
meets threshold
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation

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