Antipodes - Manuka Honey Day Cream

Antipodes Manuka Honey Day Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl hexapeptide-1
  • aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate
  • gluconolactone
  • arbutin
  • betaine
  • bisabolol
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • galactoarabinan
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • honey
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Manuka honey is renowned for its antibacterial benefits, which helps control blemishes and prevent them from appearing, as well as drawing in moisture for a healthy and hydrated finish."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Boosts collagen & hydrates skin thanks to natural antioxidants."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-1, vitis vinifera seed extract.

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Target skin redness and pigmentation thanks to Vinanza® antioxidants and kiwi."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, glutathione

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: arbutin.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Manuka Honey Day Cream"
From product name
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: betaine, galactoarabinan.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, persea gratissima oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (glutathione, vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - arbutin, gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.3% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.2% - 5.1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
3.2% - 3.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
2.3% - 2.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.4%
1.6% - 2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.8% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.45% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Beta-arbutin. Can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and has an anti-oxidant effect when used in high enough concentration. Is less effective compared to alpha-arbutin
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A more stable but less potent derivative of vitamin C. It can help neautralize free radicals and even out the skin tone if used in high enough concentration (required levels are likely to be much higher than for pure vitamin C, and solid studies are lacking at the moment)
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%

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