Indeed Labs Vitamin C Brightening Drops
- vegan and cruelty-free serum that contains aha, hyaluronic acid and vitamin c.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, parabens or sulfates.
- it does contain oils and silicones.
- it is likely to be good for brightening skin.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by gemmajaws on November 23, 2021
Ingredient List (23)
Water • Glycerin • Cyclopentasiloxane • Propylene Glycol • Cyclohexasiloxane • Volcanic Soil • Phenoxyethanol • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer • Caprylyl Glycol • Isohexadecane • Ascorbic Acid • Pentylene Glycol • Citric Acid • 1,2-Hexanediol • Xanthan Gum • Polysorbate 60 • Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum • Disodium EDTA • Sorbitan Isostearate • Amylopectin • Ethylhexylglycerin • Hyaluronic Acid • Biosaccharide Gum-1Jump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Indeed Labs's Vitamin C Brightening Drops.
Notable Ingredients (3)
Indeed Labs Vitamin C Brightening Drops 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!
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
An odorless, colorless liquid used as a humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture.
Within a product, it helps deliver actives and also protects it from melting or freezing.
Propylene Glycol is considered an organic alcohol and commonly added into both cosmetics and foods.
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 Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer.
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 Isohexadecane.
Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.
Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.
1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.
In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.
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.
We don't have a description for Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum.
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.
We don't have a description for Sorbitan Isostearate.
We don't have a description for Amylopectin.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in healthy skin. It acts as a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air. This ingredient helps to moisturize skin and protect the skin's outer layers.
We don't have a description for Biosaccharide Gum-1.