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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • petrolatum
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • myristyl myristate
  • +2 more
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FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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
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What does the product description say?
"Evens skin tone and texture to leave skin feeling soft and smooth."
WIMJ summary

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
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What does the product description say?
"Alpha Skin Care's Essential Renewal Lotion is formulated with 10% 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
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"Essential Renewal Lotion"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, cetyl alcohol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
5.5% - 8.2%
Helps adjust the product pH
3.8% - 5.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.5% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 3.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 2%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1% - 1.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.85% - 1.25%
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.
0.5% - 1.15%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
0.45% - 1.05%
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%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 1%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. Is more irritating than many other preservatives available
0.05% - 0.15%

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