Volition - Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

Volition Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A rich source of vitamin C – a renowned luminosity booster – this silky elixir will visibly brighten, control excess oil and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so skin appears smooth, toned and wonderfully ‘glowy’."
WIMJ summary

This product contains 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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"), strawberry extracts to gently diminish dark spots, tackle scarring and restore your skin’s uniformity."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic 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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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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic 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

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
4.6% - 6.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.6%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
2.1% - 3.2%
1.7% - 2.5%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
1.5% - 2.2%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
1.3% - 1.9%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.25%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.5% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.45% - 1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.55%
Used as a preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.35%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%

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