Vivant Skin Care - 9 Percent Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner

Vivant Skin Care 9 Percent Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner

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FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
Key ingredients
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • mandelic acid
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What does the product description say?
"Mandelic acid exfoliates pores to control sebum, reduce breakouts and diminish wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while witch hazel extract calms inflammation and minimizes pores."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (mandelic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Mandelic acid exfoliates pores to control sebum, reduce breakouts and diminish wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while witch hazel extract calms inflammation and minimizes pores."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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What does the product description say?
"Mandelic acid exfoliates pores to control sebum, reduce breakouts and diminish wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while witch hazel extract calms inflammation and minimizes pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: mandelic 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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What does the product description say?
"Mandelic acid exfoliates pores to control sebum, reduce breakouts and diminish wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while witch hazel extract calms inflammation and minimizes pores."
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: mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A drying alcohol. Mainly used to dissolve other ingredients. Can increase the irritation potential of the formula
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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