Biossance - Squalane and Glycolic Renewal Mask

Biossance Squalane and Glycolic Renewal Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer
  • diheptyl succinate
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tartaric acid
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"94% saw a visible improvement in wrinkles and firmness."
WIMJ summary

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

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
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The look of fine lines, discoloration, enlarged pores, and other imperfections are diminished."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Treat the skin with the Biossance Glycolic Renewal Mask, a skincare formula that works to reveal brighter, radiant and smoother-looking skin."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dampen the skin and gently massage, rinsing thoroughly for nourished and fully moisturised skin."
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: biosaccharide gum-1, 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, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (tartaric acid) 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
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 6.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.6% - 5.4%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
2.8% - 4.2%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.1% - 3.1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.6% - 1.4%
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)
0.45% - 1.05%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.3% - 0.7%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.2% - 0.75%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product finish on the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.4%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.1% - 0.35%
A clay mineral. Can absorb oil from the surface of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.01% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.05%

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