T-Zone - Vitamin C & Kumquat Glo Toner

T-Zone Vitamin C & Kumquat Glo Toner

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • benzophenone-4
  • glycerin
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • zinc pca
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"T-ZONE Vitamin C & Kumquat Glo Toner is specially formulated with Kumquat, Aloe and photostable Vitamin-C. Each bottle is packed with 3% Vitamin C for brightening skin tone while combating skin blemish and hyperpigmentation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"T-ZONE Vitamin C & Kumquat Glo Toner is specially formulated with Kumquat, Aloe and photostable Vitamin-C. Each bottle is packed with 3% Vitamin C for brightening skin tone while combating skin blemish and hyperpigmentation."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

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

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) 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
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit
ascorbyl glucoside
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
10% - 12.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.9% - 3.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.9% - 2.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.8% - 2.2%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
2% - 2.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
1.2% - 1.5%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
1.1% - 1.4%
0.75% - 1.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.9%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.5% - 0.75%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%

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