ARK Skincare - ARK Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser

ARK Skincare ARK Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • palmitoyl pentapeptide-4
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • passiflora edulis seed oil
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with clinically proven anti-ageing peptides to smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles, the weightless moisturiser promotes a smoother, younger-looking complexion, boosting elasticity and plumping skin so you can experience supple skin with a radiant glow."
WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl pentapeptide-4. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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"ARK Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser"
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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, sodium lactate.

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, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl pentapeptide-4

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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HIGH
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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
5.1% - 6.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
4.1% - 5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.2% - 1.5%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%

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