Ahava - Time To Smooth Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer

Ahava Time To Smooth Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • niacinamide
  • salicylic acid
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dunaliella salina extract
  • ficus carica fruit extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • helianthus annuus sprout extract
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • polyglycerin-3
  • porphyra umbilicalis extract
  • scutellaria baicalensis extract
  • sodium lactate
  • zinc pca
  • +18 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Advanced multi-benefit formula helps correct uneven skin tone, brighten skin's appearance and reduce the appearance of fine lines for a visibly younger, smoother look."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains ascorbic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ascorbyl glucoside.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Time To Smooth Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ascorbic acid.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: ascorbyl glucoside.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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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, polyglycerin-3.

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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid) 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 - ascorbyl glucoside, camellia sinensis leaf extract, ficus carica fruit extract, scutellaria baicalensis extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
Helps adjust the product pH and can be used to mask the odor of other ingredients
3.6% - 5.4%
Plain old water
3.5% - 5.3%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
2.6% - 3.9%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.8% - 2.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation protecting it from sun light
1.1% - 1.6%
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
0.95% - 1.4%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
1% - 1.5%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.9% - 1.4%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.6% - 1.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.5% - 1.15%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.5% - 1.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.95%
A likely irritant. Might have some anti-oxidant activity, but is mostly used as a fragrance in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.9%
0.4% - 0.9%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.35% - 0.8%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.4% - 0.95%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
Help stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.8%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.65%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can help support the skin barrier
0.15% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have an anti-oxidant effect in skin but evidence is lacking
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare typically too low. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.15% - 0.65%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.25%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%

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