ARK Skincare - Hydration Injection Masque

ARK Skincare Hydration Injection Masque

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • anhydroxylitol
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • betaine
  • crambe abyssinica seed oil
  • glycerin
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Skin looks visibly rested, restored and smooth with a healthy, youthful glow."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient sodium ascorbyl phosphate might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with an encapsulated blend of multivitamins for maximum efficacy, the masque utilises Vitamin A to regulate collagen synthesis; Vitamin B5 for smoothness; Vitamin C to brighten and fade hyperpigmentation; and antioxidant Vitamin E to prevent photodamage."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hydration Injection Masque"
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": anhydroxylitol, betaine.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
45% - 55%
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
6.5% - 8%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
4.5% - 5.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.7% - 1.05%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.6% - 0.85%
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% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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