B. Kamins - BB Cream

B. Kamins BB Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-14
  • beta-glucan
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Helps to firm the skin while smoothing out wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl hexapeptide-14. 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
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Provides luminous coverage that evens out skin tone."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
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What does the product description say?
"Helps to firm the skin while smoothing out wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, hyaluronic acid.

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: palmitoyl hexapeptide-14

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

This product contains antioxidants (lycium barbarum fruit extract) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
7.5%
Declared
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
4.5%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
6%
Declared
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%
Helps to improve the product consistency
4.9% - 6%
3.7% - 4.5%
2.8% - 3.5%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.1% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.6% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.35% - 0.65%
Does not have known skin benefits. Might help create an optical illusion of smoother skin
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
0.25% - 0.45%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.25% - 0.5%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.4%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.2% - 0.35%

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