Urban Skin Rx - Even Tone Super Glow Serum
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • niacinamide
  • alpha-arbutin
  • ferulic acid
  • azelaic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • kojic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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"Benefits Powered with 10% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and 2% Kojic Acid for maximum results Reduces appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone Firms and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Key Ingredients"
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ferulic acid.

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.

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"Even Tone Super Glow Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid.

In addition, this product contains alpha-arbutin, azelaic acid, glutathione, kojic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: ferulic 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.

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

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: panthenol

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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid, azelaic acid, ferulic acid, 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).

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
5.8% - 8.6%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 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
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps to improve the product consistency
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
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
0.85% - 1.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
0.4% - 1%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
A potent anti-oxidant that has been shown to be effective in neutralizing free radicals in skin. There seem to have a synergetic effect of ferulic acid, vitamin E and C, meaning that when the ingredients are used together, they enhance each other's ability protect the skin against free radicals. Ferulic acid also helps to stabilize other ingredients - including vitamins C and E. It can help to even out the skin tone. Ferulic acid is approved for use as a sunscreen ingredient in Japan in concentrations up to 10%
0.35% - 0.85%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.75%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%

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