DCL - Spot Therapy

DCL Spot Therapy

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • bisabolol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • glycine soja oil
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • histidine
  • hyaluronic acid
  • isoleucine
  • pca
  • proline
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • saccharomyces/copper ferment
  • saccharomyces/iron ferment
  • saccharomyces/magnesium ferment
  • saccharomyces/silicon ferment
  • saccharomyces/zinc ferment
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • tocopherol
  • +33 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"removes excess pore-clogging oil and bacteria Lactic Acid."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains aspartic acid, lactic acid, serine, threonine. These ingredients 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
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What does the product description say?
"It not only targets active acne, it lighten acne scars and may even be used as a preemptive measure to prevent acne from forming."
WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: alanine, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"exfoliates skin to create a fresh, bright appearance Vitamins B3 and B5."
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, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Plus, it's formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid to prevent your skin from drying out and flaking or peeling."
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: alanine, arginine.

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: arginine, ricinus communis seed 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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tocopherol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
25% - 38%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
5.5% - 8.2%
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% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
2.7% - 4%
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
2% - 3.1%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.4% - 2.1%
Plain old water
1.5% - 2.2%
A drying alcohol. Mainly used to dissolve other ingredients. Can increase the irritation potential of the formula
1.3% - 1.9%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1% - 1.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.35%
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)
0.5% - 1.2%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.45% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.4% - 0.9%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.35% - 0.8%
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.
0.35% - 0.85%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.3% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.8%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.2% - 0.75%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.15% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but research is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
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%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.7%
Yeast extract that contains copper. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help in skin wound healing
0.15% - 0.65%
Yeast extract that contains iron. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
Yeast extract that contains magnesium. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.15% - 0.7%
Yeast extract that contains silicon. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
Yeast extract that contains zinc. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.7%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.7%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.2% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%

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