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  • ByWishtrend 15% Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid
    ByWishtrend,  serum

    ByWishtrend Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid

    the claim The Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid Serum claims antioxidant care, skin brightening, acne prevention, boost collagen and recovery from UV rays and recommended for oily-combination skin and for vitamin C beginners.     the science Vitamin C is essential for healthy skin. It has the ability to decrease sun damage and dehydration plus reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Ascorbic Acid (often referred to as L-ascorbic acid or LAA) is considered its most potent form, effective at concentrations over 10%. Vitamin C is also easily absorbed into the skin and enhances the skin’s ability to repair, speeding up cell turnover with an increased ability…

  • Neostrata Resurface
    body,  Neostrata,  second cleanse,  serum

    Neostrata Resurface

    the claim The NEOSTRATA Resurface line claims to harnesses the power of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to smooth and refine the skin’s surface through daily exfoliation. Neostrata employs a Smart Amphoteric Complex gradual release delivery system to help maximise skin tolerability while using high concentrations of AHAs     the cleanser The Foaming Glycolic Wash is formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid to exfoliate and cleanse congested pores as well as prepare the skin for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows.     the ingredients Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycolic Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Arginine, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Lactobionic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citrus…

  • Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum
    Blithe,  serum

    Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum

    the claim The Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum is a two-in-one pressed serum fortified with almost 60% cold processed chaga mushroom extract combined with a blend of fermented oils to deliver lasting hydration while protecting against harsh climates and pollution.     the ingredients Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract (56.4%), Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2—Hexanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-16 Alcohols, Caramel, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Acrylates/ClO-3O Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate—13, Pentylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Triethyl Citrate, Adenosine, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Juniperus Mexicana (Texas Cedarwood) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot)…

  • Paula's Choice,  serum

    Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster

    the claim The 10% Niacinamide Booster is a concentrated niacinamide serum booster presented as an ultra light liquid formula that improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pores, texture and fine lines. It also promotes a brighter, younger looking complexion.     the ingredients Water, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Acetyl Glucosamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Carnosine, Genistein, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol     CosDNA returns a safe formulation with all active ingredients rating green.  

  • Pixi,  serum

    Pixi Vitamin C Serum

    the claim The Pixi Vitamin C Serum claims to be a lightweight serum that gently exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes the skin.     the science Please note, the core of the formula across all the Pixi Vitamin C range has a lot of commonality, so there will be some repetition noticed if you’re reading several reviews. Easily absorbed, Vitamin C has the ability to decrease sun damage and dehydration plus reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s also able to decrease water loss and boost moisture retention. Furthermore, it enhances the skin’s ability to repair itself, speeding up cell turnover and improving the removal of accumulated dead and…

  • Dewy & Bae,  serum

    Dewy & Bae Raw Glow

    the claim The Dewy & Bae Raw Glow claims to be a vegan-friendly, cruelty free, nourishing facial oil serum that will hydrate, protect and re-balance skin in 7 days while also imparting a youthful suppleness.     the science Represented at the highest concentration, Jojoba Seed Oil is composed of 97% wax esters. This oil/wax resembles human sebum ensuring easy absorption into the skin for superior moisturisation without clogging pores. Additionally, this characteristic helps regulate sebum production and balance facial oils. Important for skin cell regeneration, it is rich in natural Vitamin A while essential omega 6 and 9 fatty acids to help repair and regenerate skin cells. Grape Seed…

  • Keep Cool,  serum

    Keep Cool Soothe Serum

    the claim The Keep Cool Soothe Serum claims to aid sensitive skin recovery from environmental stressors, helping to repair and strengthen the skin barrier.     the science As with all products in the Keep Cool Soothe line, this serum comprises a huge concentration of 66% Bamboo Water. Bamboo contains 70% natural silica, an organic compound that helps to keep skin looking healthy, supple and radiant. Packed with amino acids and flavonoids, it also provides antioxidant protection against UV radiation. By reinforcing the moisture barrier, it reduces bacteria penetrating to additionally improve acne and recover damaged skin. Centella Asiatica Extract is traditionally used in Asian medicine for its healing ability.…

  • Skocktail Moisjito
    serum,  Skocktail

    Skocktail Moisjito

    the claim The Skocktail Moisjito claims to perform the role of both serum and moisturiser in one step to immediately plump, nourish and repair skin.     the science There are two hero ingredients in the Skocktail Moisjito formula, both well known in the skincare arena. Firstly, at the highest concentration is Hyaluronic Acid (HA), present at a low molecular weight of 5nm (diameter). HA occurs naturally in the skin, a humectant that has the ability to draw over 1000 times its weight in moisture from the atmosphere to keep it supple and fresh. One gram of HA can hold up to six litres of water. Revitalizing the skin’s outer…

  • Bellflower Hibiscus Anti-Aging Serum
    Bellflower,  serum

    Bellflower Hibiscus Anti-Aging Serum

    the claim The Bellflower Hibiscus Anti-Aging Serum uses Hibiscus flower extract together with Niacinamide, Adenosine and a complex multi-peptide to deliver healthy, moisturised and smooth skin with increased elasticity.     the science The hero of the formula is of course Hibiscus Flower Extract, present at a concentration of 15,000 ppm and placed 7th on the INCI following Niacinamide. It is packed with antioxidants including Vitamins C and E, Anthocyanins and Polyphenols that provide a strong defense against free radicals as well as helping prevent spots and freckles. Able to assist with collagen production and boost skin elasticity, its anti-ageing prowess has earned it the nickname “Botox Plant”. A high…

  • JKosmmune Serum
    JKosmmune,  serum

    JKosmmune Serum

    the claim The JKosmmune Serum claims to be a lightweight, high-performance serum, fortified with powerful β-glucan that boosts skin immunity and visibly corrects tone for glowing and healthy skin.     the science In a short formula comprising only 7 ingredients, the hero is of course β-Glucan which is basically a polysaccharide sugar derived from various mushrooms, plants, algaes, yeast or oats. Represented at 99.99% purity for maximum potency (5,000 ppm), it is able to stimulate collagen production, accelerate wound repair, soothe and calm irritated and inflamed skin, moisturise and fight the signs of ageing. Its humectant effect is supposedly 20% more hydrating than hyaluronic acid, able to lock in…