Skin Generics - Brightening Brightening Serum Vitamin C 20% Active Complex

Skin Generics Brightening Brightening Serum Vitamin C 20% Active Complex

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • algae extract
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja protein
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"For use on normal to combied skin 8% Hyaluronic Acid (Moisturising) 5% Soy (Anti-wrinkle) 5% Hawaiian Algae (Moisturising) 2% Vit."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. This ingredient 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Brightening Brightening Serum Vitamin C 20% Active Complex"
From product name
WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: ascorbyl glucoside, glycine soja protein.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hawaiian Algae acts like a film to avoid dehydration."
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: algae extract, 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: algae extract, glycine soja protein.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
4.9% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.8% - 4.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.7% - 2.5%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.9%
A plant extract that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. It might be somewhat helpful for evening out the skin tone. It might be able to support elastin production but solid research is lacking
1% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.85% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.15%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.05% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.15%
0.01% - 0.1%

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