The Organic Pharmacy - Repair Stabilised Vitamin C Serum

The Organic Pharmacy Repair Stabilised Vitamin C Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Powered by a concentrated dose of stabilised Vitamin C, this skin-brightening formula evens skin tone, boosts collagen and improves texture and firmness."
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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What does the product description say?
"Powered by a concentrated dose of stabilised Vitamin C, this skin-brightening formula evens skin tone, boosts collagen and improves texture and firmness."
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.

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What does the product description say?
"Clinically proven to increase moisture and brightness, the zesty, potent formula contains a concentrated dose of 15% stabilised Vitamin C to target dullness and improve texture and firmness."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

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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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant infused water that might help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
23% - 34%
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
6.7% - 10%
Plain old water
3.5% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.8% - 2.7%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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