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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • panthenol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps to support collagen production."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Alpha Skin Care's Enhanced Revitalizing Cream is formulated with 12% Glycolic AHA which works by gently releasing dead skin cells allowing new, fresh, healthier skin to come to the 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Enhanced Renewal Cream"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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

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: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.4% - 8.1%
Helps adjust the product pH
3.8% - 5.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.7%
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
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.15%
0.4% - 0.95%
Tea extract. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
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.
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.05%

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