COSRX - Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream

COSRX Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • moringa pterygosperma seed extract
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer
  • lupinus albus seed extract
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Providing an immediately refreshing and cooling sensation on application, the hydrating gel soothes redness, blemishes and sun burns with Aloe Ferox Leaf extract and Green Tea – also known as Camellia Sinensis Leaf."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 6.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
3.5% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.7%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.95% - 1.4%
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
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.35% - 0.85%
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain a peptide (Myoxinol). It could be helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-aging effect, but the research is lacking and it is rarely used in a high enough concentration
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.05% - 0.1%

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