SkinCeuticals Phyto Plus

SkinCeuticals - Phyto Plus
PROMISES
FULFILLED
86 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
86 /100
Can work for:
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Diminishes the look of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and improves the overall health of the skin Soothes and calms skin Helps fade the appearance of discoloration Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid base Ideal for all skin types Quality skin care backed by dermatological science."
WIMJ summary

This product contains kojic acid. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with arbutin and kojic acid, these powerful ingredients help improve the appearance of dark spots and promote an overall brighter, more even and radiant complexion, while thyme and cucumber extracts calm and soothe the skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Diminishes the look of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and improves the overall health of the skin Soothes and calms skin Helps fade the appearance of discoloration Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid base Ideal for all skin types Quality skin care backed by dermatological science."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (kojic acid) 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 - arbutin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
propylene glycol
Has skin benefit
kojic acid
Has skin benefit
arbutin
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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