boscia - Revitalizing Black Charcoal Hydration Gel

boscia Revitalizing Black Charcoal Hydration Gel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
85 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"absorbs excess oils and impurities, detoxifies, and exfoliates to refine the appearance of poresGlycolic Acid."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with nourishing ingredients like charcoal and glycolic acid, this gel moisturizer works to keep wrinkles, enlarged pores and dehydrated skin at bay."
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
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"improves the skin’s appearance and texture by accelerating the exfoliation process of the upper layer of the epidermisVitamin C. helps brighten skin tone and minimize fine lines as it defends against free radical damageArtichoke Leaf Extract."
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.

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What does the product description say?
"absorbs excess oils and impurities, detoxifies, and exfoliates to refine the appearance of poresGlycolic Acid."
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
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Revitalizing Black Charcoal Hydration Gel"
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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, lactobacillus ferment.

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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem 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.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5% - 6.1%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3% - 3.7%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
2.3% - 2.8%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
2% - 2.4%
An enzyme-based exfoliant
1.6% - 2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
1.4% - 1.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.95% - 1.2%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.7% - 1.05%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.5% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.45% - 0.65%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.3% - 0.5%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.35% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.25% - 0.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.2%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.15%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.05% - 0.1%

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