Tom Ford - Serum Concentrate

Tom Ford Serum Concentrate

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • phytosphingosine
  • algae extract
  • artemia extract
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centaurium erythraea extract
  • dimethicone
  • dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • molasses extract
  • polysilicone-11
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • +28 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
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What does the product description say?
"Plumping the skin’s surface with moisture, this innovative blend smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving a younger-looking and healthier-feeling complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, glycolic acid, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8.

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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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with Glycolic and Lactic acids, the serum buffs away dead skin cells, clarifying the skin’s surface to reveal a more even tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, glycolic 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: dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol, glycyrrhetinic acid.

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
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with Glycolic and Lactic acids, the serum buffs away dead skin cells, clarifying the skin’s surface to reveal a more even tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"As if that wasn’t enough, the formula is enriched with White Porcelain Cacao, a sacred skincare ingredient that works to heal and hydrate 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, artemia extract.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.4% - 6.6%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
3.4% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 3.3%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
2.2% - 2.7%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.5% - 1.8%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
1.2% - 1.4%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.95% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.05%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.45% - 0.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.45% - 0.65%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.3% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.6%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.65%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help reduce hyperpigmentation and lighten skin, but additional research is needed to test its effectiveness on human skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.3% - 0.55%
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% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Zooplankton extract that can attract water to the upper level of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.25% - 0.5%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%

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