Ahava - Gentle Eye Cream

Ahava Gentle Eye Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • bisabolol
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cyclomethicone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • dunaliella salina extract
  • glycerin
  • hippophae rhamnoides fruit oil
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • saccharide isomerate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Provitamin B5 smoothes and softens fines lines."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A Mineral-Rich Eye Cream The delicate skin around your eyes thirsts for moisture."
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: allantoin, cyclomethicone.

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: cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane.

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

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

This product contains antioxidants (dunaliella salina extract, hippophae rhamnoides fruit oil). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
7.1% - 8.7%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
4% - 4.8%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
1.9% - 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%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
1.4% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.4%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1%
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create thicker consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
A green micro-algae extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but solid evidence is lacking. It helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.2%
A plant oil that might somewhat help to neutralize free radicals. It could be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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