SkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

SkinMedica LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • tetrapeptide-30
  • alteromonas ferment extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • phenylethyl resorcinol
  • plankton extract
  • tranexamic acid
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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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.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: tetrapeptide-30.

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
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"0 Pigment Correcting Serum ; a pioneering discoloration treatment expertly formulated to address the most stubborn dark spots and hyperpigmentation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide, tranexamic 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: phenylethyl resorcinol.

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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Free from retinol, hydroquinone, parabens and fragrance."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, tetrapeptide-30

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.9% - 8.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.5%
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
2.8% - 4.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
2.1% - 3.1%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
1.6% - 2.4%
An amino acid that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone
1.4% - 2%
1.2% - 1.8%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.4%
0.55% - 1.35%
0.45% - 1.1%
0.5% - 1.15%
A marine extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It is claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties but research is lacking
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.1% - 0.4%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%

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