AHC - Brilliant Gold Cream

AHC Brilliant Gold Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • adenosine
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • ceramide np
  • phytosphingosine
  • beta-glucan
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • copernicia cerifera cera
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • plukenetia volubilis seed oil
  • silk amino acids
  • sodium chondroitin sulfate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +21 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"This cream is infused with flakes of real gold that not only help to hydrate skin but also brighten the appearance of skin, leaving a radiant and youthful glow."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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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: acetyl glucosamine

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This cream is infused with flakes of real gold that not only help to hydrate skin but also brighten the appearance of skin, leaving a radiant and youthful glow."
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: biosaccharide gum-1, glycerin.

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, plukenetia volubilis seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, ceramide np, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
26% - 31%
Plain old water
12% - 14%
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
5.5% - 6.7%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 2.8%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
1.2% - 1.5%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.15%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.75% - 1.15%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.65% - 0.95%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.75% - 1.15%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.7% - 1.05%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
0.65% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
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.
0.6% - 0.9%
Is naturally present in skin. Helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
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 products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant oil that works as a good moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin and reducing blemishes due to the large content of linoleic acid
0.45% - 0.7%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.25% - 0.5%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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