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Product summary

"Cococare - Vitamin E Antioxidant Gel" is a well-rounded moisturizing product.

Ingredient callouts

  • this moisturizer includes a form of retinoids (vitamin A) - retinyl palmitate 2.10% - 3.10%, but this type of vitamin A is not very effective. It could in theory help with fine lines and wrinkles, but the effect is most likely minimal.
  • This formulation also uses an effective concentration of panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) - about 1.70% - 2.50%. Panthenol helps strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration and reduce inflammation in skin.

Irritation risk

We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 19.25CA$ in Canada and from 6.99$ up to 8.03$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Daily use will keep your skin well moisturized."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

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
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
3.5% - 5.3%
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.
2.8% - 4.2%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.1% - 3.1%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
1.7% - 2.5%
Plant extract. Has some anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
1.4% - 2%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.95% - 1.45%
0.8% - 1.2%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, including inflamed acne. It can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might have anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative that releases formaldehyde and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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