SKIN&LAB - Vitamin C Brightening Serum

SKIN&LAB Vitamin C Brightening Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • adenosine
  • ascorbic acid
  • retinol
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • panthenol
  • betaine
  • bifida ferment lysate
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • cyanocobalamin
  • folic acid
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • fructose
  • glucose
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • pantothenic acid
  • pyridoxine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +29 more
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin Bubble Capsules contains antioxidants to help create a healthy and youthful look."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, adenosine, folic acid, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1.

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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What does the product description say?
"A lightweight brightening serum concentrated with Vitamin C to help brighten and even your skin tone."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, glutathione, hydroxyethyl urea, niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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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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: hydroxyethyl urea, retinol.

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What does the product description say?
"Boasting a lightweight formula, it absorbs quickly into skin to leave it brighter, firmer and more moisturized."
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: betaine, fructooligosaccharides.

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: hydrolyzed collagen.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid, niacinamide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, panthenol

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This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, glutathione, retinol) 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 - pyridoxine also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
5% - 6.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.6% - 4.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 3.5%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.3%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help 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
1.4% - 1.7%
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.
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.75% - 1.1%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.5%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and preserve products
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.2% - 0.35%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Can support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Can help stimulate collagen production in skin. While available studies are promising, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and may help reduce inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking. It might be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is studied as a mosquito repellent
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.3% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.3%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%

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