Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - Youngblood Advanced Refining Serum with 5% Lactic Acid

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Youngblood Advanced Refining Serum with 5% Lactic Acid

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • c13-16 isoparaffin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhiza glabra leaf extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This serum deeply exfoliates the skin, tightens the appearance of pores, evens skin tone and helps visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic 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
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A powerful lactic acid-infused serum that retexturizes and clarifies skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and redness , leaving skin looking plumped and hydrated ."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic 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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This serum deeply exfoliates the skin, tightens the appearance of pores, evens skin tone and helps visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles."
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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A powerful lactic acid-infused serum that retexturizes and clarifies skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and redness , leaving skin looking plumped and hydrated ."
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, lactic acid.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.9% - 8.4%
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)
4.2% - 5.1%
Is mostly used to dissolve other ingredients. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It might be comedogenic when used in high concentrations
3.2% - 3.9%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
2.5% - 3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
2% - 2.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.95% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.7% - 1.05%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a nice product finish
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can be effective for calming down inflammation and lightening the skin, but the effectivenss in products can vary significantly based on the extract quality and concentration used
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A mineral that is claimed to be able to support collagen product in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.25%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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