CosMedix - Emulsion Intense Hydrator

CosMedix Emulsion Intense Hydrator

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • copper gluconate
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • glycerin
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • thioctic acid
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The surface layer of skin feels softened and soothed, with the anti-aging powerhouse ingredient Spin Trap providing antioxidant protection to combat free radical damage that leads to cell degeneration and sun damage."
WIMJ summary

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

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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LOW
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

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

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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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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Emulsion Intense Hydrator"
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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: fructooligosaccharides, glycerin.

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, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.7% - 5.8%
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
4.1% - 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
3.1% - 3.8%
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.9% - 2.4%
1.6% - 2%
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil used for fragrance. Can be an allergen and irritant
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of 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
0.25% - 0.45%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a frangrance. Can be irritating. Might have some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Consists of 95% calcium carbonate that does not have any effect on the skin. The remaining 5% can include compounds that can help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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