Some By Mi - Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum

Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • galactomyces ferment filtrate
  • ascorbic acid
  • niacinamide
  • adenosine
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • linoleic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • astaxanthin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyanocobalamin
  • ficus carica fruit extract
  • folic acid
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer
  • inositol
  • phenylethyl resorcinol
  • propolis extract
  • pyridoxine
  • saccharide hydrolysate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +20 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"5% pure vitamin C which attacks pigmentation and lightens brown spots and acne scars."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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

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What does the product description say?
"Restore your complexion’s youthful radiance!"
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine, astaxanthin, folic acid, galactomyces ferment filtrate.

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?
"Vitamin C helps brighten skin for a gentle glow, while also fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: galactomyces ferment filtrate, 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.

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What does the product description say?
"In addition to its brightening benefits, galactomyces is also known to moisturize, smooth skin texture and boost elasticity."
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: allantoin, galactomyces ferment filtrate.

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: linoleic acid.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, astaxanthin, galactomyces ferment filtrate) 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 - ficus carica fruit extract, pyridoxine, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A yeast ferment filtrate (also known as Pitera - a trademarked name for the filtrate reserved by the SK-II brand). It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, can help neutralize antioxidants and can be helpful in evening out the skin tone. It might be somewhat helpful in preventing premature skin aging but solid evidence is lacking. A small manufacturer study also shows that, when used in high concentrations, it can help reduce sebum production and help against blocked pores
75%
Declared
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
5.4% - 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
4.1% - 6.1%
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
3.6% - 5.5%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
A preservative
0.55% - 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
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.2% - 1.8%
Plain old water
0.95% - 1.4%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 1%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.3%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.1% - 0.35%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.35%
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
0.1% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.35%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking. It might be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
Can help stimulate collagen production in skin. While available studies are promising, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
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% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
Might have some anti-inflammatory properties but research is lacking
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
Can support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.35%
A berry extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.05% - 0.3%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.4%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is studied as a mosquito repellent
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help to calm down inflammation
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%

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