Topicals - Faded Brightening & Clearing Mist

Topicals Faded Brightening & Clearing Mist

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • glycolic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • arbutin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • kojic acid
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharomyces ferment filtrate
  • tranexamic acid
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, Blemishes Formulation."
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: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, glycolic acid, niacinamide.

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
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, glutathione, glycolic acid, kojic acid, niacinamide, tranexamic 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: arbutin.

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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HIGH
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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
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Faded Mist is gentle enough for those experiencing hyperpigmentation and erythema who can’t tolerate more aggressive acids."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (glutathione, kojic 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).

The following ingredients - arbutin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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%
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
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Used as a cleansing agent
2.6% - 3.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3%
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
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
1.3% - 2%
Beta-arbutin. Can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and has an anti-oxidant effect when used in high enough concentration. Is less effective compared to alpha-arbutin
1.2% - 1.9%
An amino acid that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone
0.95% - 1.45%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 1.35%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.2% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.2% - 0.75%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.5%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A berry extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.1% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.3%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.05% - 0.25%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.01% - 0.05%

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