SK-II - Genoptics Spot Essence

SK-II Genoptics Spot Essence

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • galactomyces ferment filtrate
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • panthenol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • hexyldecanol
  • inositol
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • methicone
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • tocopherol
  • triethylhexanoin
  • zea mays oil
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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"SK-IIs GenOptics Spot Essence is a targeted face serum that tackles visible and hidden age spots with precision, leaving you with even skin tone and a brighter complexion ."
WIMJ summary

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

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: galactomyces ferment filtrate.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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: galactomyces ferment filtrate, 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: methicone, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (galactomyces ferment filtrate) 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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A yeast ferment filtrate (also known as Pitera - a trademarked name for the filtrate reserved by the SK-II brand). It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, can help neutralize antioxidants and can be helpful in evening out the skin tone. It might be somewhat helpful in preventing premature skin aging but solid evidence is lacking. A small manufacturer study also shows that, when used in high concentrations, it can help reduce sebum production and help against blocked pores
5.4% - 6.6%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.1%
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 preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.3% - 1.6%
A mix of amino acids and plant-based lipids. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss over time
1% - 1.3%
0.7% - 1.05%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.65% - 1%
Helps to absord oil and evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in product formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%

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