Trying to decide which skin lightening product to use can be a difficult under taking so we did one of our in-depth reviews, examining the ingredients, clinical research, side effects, and customer quality reviews. We also went through hundreds of user comments from various websites. We took all of the information and condensed to give you the highlights and lowlights of this product.
How the Product Works
emerginC Vitamin C Serum claims to be one of the most stable, high concentration vitamin C liquid gel serums on the market. It is supposed to fight free-radical damage and provide antioxidants, which are key co-factors in the production of collagen. The serum works to improve the skin’s tone and texture, fight sun damage and improve pigmentation problems.
The main ingredients are water, butylene glycol, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), glycerin, Vitamin E, panax ginseng extract, gynostemma pentaphyllum, diacetyl boldine, alginic acid, orange peel extract, sunflower seed oil, PEG-8 dimethicone, ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C).
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We think that first and foremost, the health of the person using a product should play an important factor in rating a product.
Side Effects – Possible Irritant
This is another lightening agent that contains the toxic ingredient PEG 8. According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology, PEG’s can contain harmful impurities such as ethylene oxide, which in studies have been shown to increase the chances of uterine and breast cancers, as well as leukemia and brain cancer.
Texture – Leaves a Residue
There were a few positive comments on Amazon in regards to this serum’s ability to calm the skin. While this serum does contain natural ingredients such as several forms of Vitamin C, it also contains the highly toxic PEG 8. It also tends to leave a residue, with many of the people saying that this product goes on pretty sticky at first but then blends in over time.
emerginC Vitamin Serum is made from a few nice ingredients such as Vitamin C, but it also contains PEG-8 dimethicone. PEG’s are petroleum-based compounds that are primarily added to beauty products to thicken, soften or carry moisture. The downside is that they are known to be contaminated with measurable amounts of a chemical called ethelene oxide (a known skin carcinogen). As far as the serum’s effectiveness goes, it tends cause break-outs in people who have sensitive skin.
The Bottom Line
We think that first and foremost, the health of the person using a product should play an important factor in rating a product. EmerginC Vitamin Serum contains a form of PEG, which is linked to certain cancers such as liver and bladder cancer in animals. Aside from the health risks, the majority of the people who commented on this product said that they saw minor improvements in the radiance and the overall tone of the skin. The only upside to this serum is that it does contain high levels of Vitamin C.