Superfacialist - Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum

Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • algae extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"healthy, beautiful youthful looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient sodium ascorbyl phosphate might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A unique combination of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and an effective skin lightening algae extract aim to deeply replenish, boost collagen synthesis and enhance the appearance of skin."
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: algae extract, glycerin.

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, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6.3% - 9.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.6% - 5.4%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
2.7% - 4%
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
1.9% - 2.9%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.7% - 2.5%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.45%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.9% - 1.35%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
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.
0.35% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.5%
0.05% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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