Caudalie - Masks & Scrubs Purifying Mask

Caudalie Masks & Scrubs Purifying Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • euphorbia cerifera cera
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • kaolin
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • zinc pca
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Caudalie, Face The Purifying Mask is the ideal treatment for combination to oily skin that is prone to breakouts."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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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, zinc pca.

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, vitis vinifera seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
7.6% - 9.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 5.7%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.3% - 4%
2.4% - 3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.2%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
1.6% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
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
1% - 1.3%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.8% - 1.2%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.1%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.65% - 1%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.5% - 0.75%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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