Allies of Skin - Bright Future Sleeping Facial

Allies of Skin Bright Future Sleeping Facial

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • niacinamide
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • retinal
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • galactoarabinan
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed silk
  • lysophosphatidic acid
  • mel
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Our supercharged blend of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic acids encourage cellular renewal overnight to reduce imperfections by unclogging pores and lightening dark spots."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinal, salicylic acid. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with Retinol, the formula has anti-ageing power, rebuilding the skin’s natural barriers to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

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

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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What does the product description say?
"Also infused with Probiotics, the cream has an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing any redness and cooling any irritation to refine skin’s tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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What does the product description say?
"Fuelled by a potent blend of AHAs the facial has a gentle yet effective exfoliating effect, buffing away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother surface."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Working in harmony, this innovative blend of ingredients plump the skin with hydration and renew the visage with nourishment."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": galactoarabinan, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
4.2% - 5.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.7%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
1.7% - 2%
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
1.6% - 2%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.1% - 1.4%
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)
0.7% - 1.05%
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.45% - 0.65%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract. Can help attract water the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help to reduce inflammation
0.3% - 0.5%
A phospholipid. It is naturally present in skin and plays a signaling role there. It is involved in cell prolifiratio, skin inflammatory responses and wound healing. In cosmetics, it might help to support the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
One step removed from the biologically active in skin form of vitamin A. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinal is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. Concentrations of 0.05% and 0.1% are shown to be effective. It can, however, be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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