African Botanics Terre Noire Elixir Supreme

African Botanics - Terre Noire Elixir Supreme
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains ubiquinone. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL, DEEPLY RESTORATIVE AND REPLENISHING FACE AND BODY ELIXIR THAT HELPS FIRM, RENEW, RECHARGE AND REGENERATE WHILE DELIVERING IMMEDIATE NOURISHMENT, VITALITY AND SKIN RADIANCE ."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: adansonia digitata oil, cannabis sativa seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

An emollient that helps to soften the skin. It has a high contetn of oleic acid that might weaken the skin barrier. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be somewhat helpful against hyperpigmentation.
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties

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