DCL - DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 8

DCL DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 8

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • butyrospermum parkii oil
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
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85 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"A blend of 20% Glycolic Acid and a Fruit Acid Complex provide powerful exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells, refine pores, smooth skin texture and restore a radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hyaluronic Acid plumps the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dehydrated skin and fine lines."
WIMJ summary

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

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.

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LOW
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LOW
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"The complexion is resurfaced and retexturized, revealing a brighter, smoother and more even-toned appearance."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic 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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What does the product description say?
"DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 8"
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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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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"A conditioning blend of emollients and Vitamin E hydrate the skin, helping to protect against damaging environmental aggressors."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
5.1% - 7.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.6% - 5.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
2.6% - 4%
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
2.1% - 3.1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.45%
0.8% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.4% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.85%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.7%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.1% - 0.45%
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.
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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