CosMedix - Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask

CosMedix Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • canola oil
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • mandelic acid
  • silica
  • +5 more
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87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Smoothes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for more youthful looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica leaf extract. 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
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LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: mandelic acid

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask"
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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.

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, canola oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
5.9% - 8.8%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
5.2% - 7.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
4% - 5.9%
Plain old water
2.9% - 4.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and calm down irritation in skin. However, it can contain compounds that can be irritating themselves
2.1% - 3.2%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.9%
1.1% - 1.7%
0.95% - 1.4%
0.6% - 1.35%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.55% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.95%
Plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%

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