Ahava - Essential Day Moisturizer Combination

Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer Combination

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • urea
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • beta-sitosterol
  • bisabolol
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • creatine
  • cyclomethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • magnesium aspartate
  • saccharide hydrolysate
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin E increase skin's moisture level, improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkle depth."
WIMJ summary

This product contains creatine. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Essential Day Moisturizer Combination"
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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: alanine, allantoin.

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: squalene, beta-sitosterol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol, urea

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

This product contains antioxidants (creatine, squalene) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
4.7% - 5.8%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
3.9% - 4.7%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
3.1% - 3.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.1%
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.2% - 1.4%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
1% - 1.2%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Can support skin's ability to neutralize free radicals and produce collagen, though further research is needed to confirm effectiveness
0.3% - 0.55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.3% - 0.5%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.3% - 0.6%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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