Algenist - Skincare Genius Collagen Calming Relief

Algenist Skincare Genius Collagen Calming Relief

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beta-glucan
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chlorella protothecoides oil
  • collagen
  • collagen amino acids
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • parachlorella beijerinckii exopolysaccharides
  • persea gratissima oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Patented Alguronic Acid utilises naturally sourced algae to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boosting the effectiveness of other skincare ingredients."
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.These ingredients - beta-glucan, butyrospermum parkii butter - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Ideal for sensitive skin, this cream corrects dryness, reduces tightness, and reduces redness."
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, parachlorella beijerinckii exopolysaccharides.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, chlorella protothecoides oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products
7.2% - 8.8%
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.
4.6% - 5.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 3.5%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
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
1.6% - 2%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
1.4% - 1.8%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
1.1% - 1.3%
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
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.75% - 1.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
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%
Compounds extracted from green algae that could help neutralize free radicals, but evidence of effectiveness in skincare products (topical applicaiton) is missing. Helps moisturize the skin by attracting water to its upper layer
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient. Is unlikely to have additional benefits for the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and support the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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% - 0.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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