Ddf - Pro-Retinol Complex 3 Moisturizer

Ddf Pro-Retinol Complex 3 Moisturizer

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • copper gluconate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • magnesium aspartate
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • retinyl propionate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +24 more
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IRRITANCY
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WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl propionate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Stabilized forms of retinol and vitamin B3 are key players in providing skin that's radiant and refreshed from exposure to the elements which cause free radical damage resulting in lines, wrinkles and dull skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide, retinyl propionate.

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
HIGH
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LOW
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide, retinyl propionate

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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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Pro-Retinol Complex 3 Moisturizer"
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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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5% - 6.1%
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
4.1% - 5%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
2.9% - 3.6%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
2.3% - 2.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.4%
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
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.4% - 1.8%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
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, even thought its potency is not as well established as in case of retinol or retinaldehyde
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to thicken the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product's texture
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.15% - 0.3%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.1% - 0.15%

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