BeautyBio - The Nightly Retinol Repair Serum

BeautyBio The Nightly Retinol Repair Serum

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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Cross-linked hyaluronic acid filling spheres draw from skin's deepest moisture source to fill and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Formulated Without Parabens Phthalates Sulfates Formaldehyde Triclosan Hydroquinone Triclocarban Oxybenzone"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tripeptide-28.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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HIGH
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: hydroxypinacolone retinoate.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Cross-linked hyaluronic acid filling spheres draw from skin's deepest moisture source to fill and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Formulated Without Parabens Phthalates Sulfates Formaldehyde Triclosan Hydroquinone Triclocarban Oxybenzone"
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: allantoin, 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethylhexyl palmitate.

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
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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