Cultured - Biome One Mask

Cultured Biome One Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • potassium azeloyl diglycinate
  • fructose
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • inulin
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • saccharomyces ferment filtrate
  • saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment
  • sodium lactate
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. 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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What does the product description say?
"Coming in a satisfying, jelly-like texture, this mask lifts away dead cells, reducing the look of oiliness, pores and hyperpigmentation to reveal instantly clearer, brighter and rejuvenated skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid, potassium azeloyl diglycinate

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
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Like a restart button for skin, the pH-perfect Biome One Mask works to resurface, reboot and brighten dulling complexions."
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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": fructose, 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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

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
4% - 6.1%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
3.4% - 5.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.6% - 4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.6% - 2.4%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2%
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
0.95% - 1.45%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.6% - 1.35%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
0.45% - 1.1%
A fermented sweet black tea. There is no studies on particular benefits of this ingredient in skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, and might have some anti-oxidant effect. It is used in skincare for mostly marketing purposes because of the popularity of kombucha drinks
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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