Darphin - Ideal Resource Micro-Refining Smoothing Fluid

Darphin Ideal Resource Micro-Refining Smoothing Fluid

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • algae extract
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • betaine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caffeine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • dipentaerythrityl hexacaprylate/hexacaprate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +21 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"The perfect remedy to retighten pores and rejuvenate skin, this smoothing fluid provides you with more radiant and youthful appearance."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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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: acetyl glucosamine

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
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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: algae extract, betaine.

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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba 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
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
5.7% - 6.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.3% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.8% - 3.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.9% - 1.1%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.45% - 0.65%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
0.3% - 0.55%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.35% - 0.6%
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. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.3% - 0.55%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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