Ursa Major - Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum

Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • lactic acid
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
18 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"high in Vitamin C; hydrates skin and minimizes the appearance of dark spots, scars, and fine lines ."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"high in Vitamin C; hydrates skin and minimizes the appearance of dark spots, scars, and fine lines ."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"natural source of salicylic acid; gently exfoliates and soothes skin ."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
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What does the product description say?
"high in Vitamin C; hydrates skin and minimizes the appearance of dark spots, scars, and fine lines ."
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: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, glyceryl caprylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
5.1% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.3% - 6.4%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
4.3% - 6.4%
2.8% - 4.1%
1.9% - 2.9%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A highly irritating fragrance
1.2% - 1.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
1.1% - 1.7%
0.95% - 1.45%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.85% - 1.3%
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.45% - 1.05%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.75%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.65%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.15% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.55%
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)
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%

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