Biossance - Squalane and Peptide Eye Gel

Biossance Squalane and Peptide Eye Gel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-5
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • panthenol
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • lycopene
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Your entire eye contour appears brighter and deeply hydrated, while slack, sagging skin feels plump and firm."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl tetrapeptide-5.

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

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
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Designed to cloak your entire eye area in an ultra-hydrating, fast-absorbing formula, the Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel is a constant bestseller and winner(!)"
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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: chondrus crispus extract, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl tetrapeptide-5, niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (lycopene) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
7.1% - 8.7%
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.
4.5% - 5.4%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
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
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.8% - 2.3%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
1.7% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.8% - 1.2%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.65% - 1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.5% - 0.75%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin combating sun damage. Adds a red color to the product
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.2%

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