SkinCode - Brightening total clarity serum

SkinCode Brightening total clarity serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • caffeine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • phospholipids
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

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
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Uneven skin tone, pigmentation and age spots Texture."
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: glycyrrhetinic 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Essentials Alpine WhiteBrightening total clarity serum30 ml A lightweight, hydrating and brightening serum to treat problem areas showing signs of pigmentation and other imperfections."
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: glycerin, butylene glycol.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
7% - 8.5%
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
4.7% - 5.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2.1% - 2.5%
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
1.7% - 2%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps thicken the product formulation and create a gel-like texture
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.7% - 1.05%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.55% - 0.85%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. There is no evidence of other benefits in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
0.15% - 0.3%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.1% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.05%

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