ARK Skincare - Firming Serum

ARK Skincare Firming Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • algae extract
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • glycerin
  • pullulan
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Unleashing the ultra-firming powers of biomimetic lipopeptide IdealiftTM, the serum targets skin showing signs ageing including fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester. 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Highly purified Microalgae extract delivers an instant and long-term tightening effect, while active 100% natural Hyaluronic Acid locks moisture in the skin matrix and boosts collagen synthesis."
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: algae extract, glycerin.

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: algae extract, argania spinosa kernel oil.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.9% - 8.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
3.4% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
3.3% - 5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.3%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.8% - 2.6%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.6% - 1.35%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.2% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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