Avène - Akérat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream

Avène Akérat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • urea
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Akérat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream"
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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: salicylic acid.

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"Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream is an ultra rich targeted body product that helps restore skin’s comfort level and balance for smoother, softer skin texture."
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: urea, propylene glycol.

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: paraffinum liquidum, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: paraffinum liquidum, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
6.9% - 10.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.1% - 6.2%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
3% - 4.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
2.2% - 3.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.9%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.2% - 1.7%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.95%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
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.
0.1% - 0.3%

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