Zelens - Lumino - Brightening Serum

Zelens Lumino - Brightening Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • potassium azeloyl diglycinate
  • nonapeptide-1
  • allantoin
  • beta-sitosterol
  • bisabolol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • dextran
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • saccharomyces ferment lysate filtrate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • +16 more
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What does the product description say?
"It also helps with blackheads and enlarged pores, making it ideal for multiple skin issues."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide, potassium azeloyl diglycinate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"If you struggle with hyperpigmentation and dark patches, lighten up with Zelenss Lumino Brightening Serum a powerful blend of melanin-managing ingredients that help to lessen the look of existing dark spots while preventing the development of new ones, so that your complexion quickly recovers its youthful clarity."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: nonapeptide-1.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Smoothing, hydrating and revitalising, this cocktail of radiance-boosting active ingredients including cell-energising niacinamide to counteract pigmentation and blotchiness, a zinc-glycine complex to reduce melanin production, and phytic acid to exfoliate and accelerate the cell-renewal process will quickly recapture skins lost lustre."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide, potassium azeloyl diglycinate

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhetinic 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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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Smoothing, hydrating and revitalising, this cocktail of radiance-boosting active ingredients including cell-energising niacinamide to counteract pigmentation and blotchiness, a zinc-glycine complex to reduce melanin production, and phytic acid to exfoliate and accelerate the cell-renewal process will quickly recapture skins lost lustre."
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: allantoin, dextran.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, nonapeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic 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).

The following ingredients - squalene also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
4% - 4.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1.8% - 2.3%
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.
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
0.65% - 1%
0.5% - 0.75%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.5% - 0.7%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 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
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance for its mint-like smell
0.2% - 0.4%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.2% - 0.35%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.2% - 0.4%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.25% - 0.45%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.05% - 0.15%

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