Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
65 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - butyrospermum parkii butter - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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Effectiveness
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream"
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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: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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