Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright
- cruelty-free serum that contains aha, hyaluronic acid and peptides.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by gemmajaws on November 23, 2021
Ingredient List (30)
Water • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Dimethyl Isosorbide • Isodecyl Neopentanoate • Isononyl Isononanoate • Propanediol • Arachidyl Alcohol • Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine • Sodium Lactate • Behenyl Alcohol • Glyceryl Stearate • Lactic Acid • Cetearyl Alcohol • Octadecenedioic Acid • Polyacrylate-13 • Peg-100 Stearate • Triethanolamine • Arachidyl Glucoside • Phenylethyl Resorcinol • Phenoxyethanol • Polyisobutene • Caprylyl Glycol • Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate • Xanthan Gum • Chlorphenesin • Disodium EDTA • Polysorbate 20 • Sodium Hyaluronate • Dextran • Nonapeptide-1Jump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Indeed Labs's Pepta-Bright.
Notable Ingredients (3)
Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright Ingredients Explained
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.
Within a product, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.
While there is an assumption Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.
We don't have a description for Dimethyl Isosorbide.
We don't have a description for Isodecyl Neopentanoate.
We don't have a description for Isononyl Isononanoate.
Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.
Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.
It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.
We don't have a description for Arachidyl Alcohol.
We don't have a description for Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine.
We don't have a description for Sodium Lactate.
A type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.
Lactic Acid is an AHA that is derived from fermenting lactose, a carbohydrate from milk. It removes the top layer of old and dead skin cells and helps increase cell turnover.
Not only does it help exfoliate the skin, it helps strengthen the skin's barrier. When applied, lactic acid helps the skin create ceramides.
Lactic acid is an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant that comes from the fermentation of lactose — a carbohydrate found in milk.
According to legend, Cleopatra herself used to bathe in sour milk to help reduce wrinkles.
Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Its main purpose is to prevent oil and liquids from separating in products. Cetearyl alcohol can also help thicken a product or create foam.
Cetearyl alcohol has been found to have emollient properties, meaning it helps hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.
We don't have a description for Octadecenedioic Acid.
We don't have a description for Polyacrylate-13.
We don't have a description for Triethanolamine.
We don't have a description for Arachidyl Glucoside.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
We don't have a description for Polyisobutene.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.
We don't have a description for Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate.
Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.
On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.
Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.
Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.
Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.
It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.
We don't have a description for Dextran.