BIOTHERM - Aquasource Gel Normal/Combination Skin

BIOTHERM Aquasource Gel Normal/Combination Skin

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • ceramide np
  • 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +10 more
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FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This iconic moisturizer, now with an even more regenerative action and visible efficiency on brightness, leave skin softer, smoother, more even, and radiant in as little as 10 days."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains hydroxyethyl urea. The effect, if any, is likely to be small. 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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: capryloyl salicylic acid, zinc gluconate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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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: capryloyl salicylic acid, hydroxyethyl urea.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This iconic moisturizer, now with an even more regenerative action and visible efficiency on brightness, leave skin softer, smoother, more even, and radiant in as little as 10 days."
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, hydroxyethyl urea.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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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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Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
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A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
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Used to regulate product's pH
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An emollient that helps soften the skin
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A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
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A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
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Used as a fragrance. Might have anti-oxidant properties
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A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
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Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
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A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
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Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and slow down the water loss over time
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An emollient that is naturally found in skin
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
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A preservative
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A preservative
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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
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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.
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A preservative
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A yellow dye
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A colorant (dye)
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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