SkinCeuticals - Blemish + Age Defense Serum

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
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Key ingredients
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • diisopropyl adipate
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Blemish + Age Defense Serum"
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WIMJ summary

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

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Melting effortlessly into skin, it smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a clearer, brighter and more youthful visage."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Designed to prevent the formation of acne while minimising hyper-pigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles this product is perfect for those looking to tackle the ageing process as well as congestion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

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
LOW
meets threshold
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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: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"and beta-hydroxy acid formulation to prevent the formation of acne, minimize hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

Does not contain the most effective ingredients for moisturization. The emollients (diisopropyl adipate) can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Keep in mind though that this product lacks humectants that attract water. You might want to use a separate product with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin in addition (use before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
Plain old water
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation

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