Yves Saint Laurent - Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Serum - Night Reboot

Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Serum - Night Reboot

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • adenosine
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cereus grandiflorus flower extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • hydrolyzed linseed extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

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

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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliates for improved skin radiance and visible clarity, revealing a youthful-looking glow by the next morning."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

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

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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What does the product description say?
"Clarifying the complexion, this exfoliant smooths the skin to leave it soft and supple, with a more even tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic 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
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What does the product description say?
"The bi-phase, exfoliant-in-oil serum features 3."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The oil phase hydrates and conditions the skin, while the exfoliator smooths and refines, leaving your complexion looking hydrated and luminous."
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, glucose.

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, limnanthes alba seed oil.

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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This product contains antioxidants (cereus grandiflorus flower extract, haematococcus pluvialis extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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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
7.1% - 8.6%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
4.5% - 5.5%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
3.3% - 4%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
2% - 2.4%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.7% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.9%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to regulate product's pH
0.95% - 1.15%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.6% - 0.85%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
A cactus extract that can help neutralize free radicals because it contains a chemical compound called betacyanins and flavonolglycosides. Can help make the surface of the skin dryer helping make pores look smaller for a very short period of time. The concentrations usually used in cosmetics are too small to have any effect
0.45% - 0.7%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
0.45% - 0.65%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and 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
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 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)
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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