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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • adenosine
  • palmitoyl pentapeptide-4
  • petrolatum
  • beeswax
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated palm oil
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • sodium lactate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • tocotrienols
  • triethylhexanoin
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, tocotrienols. 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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"AQ Night Cream"
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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, hydrolyzed collagen.

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: beeswax, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, paraffinum liquidum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.4% - 7.8%
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% - 5.6%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
3.5% - 4.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.2% - 2.6%
2% - 2.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
1.4% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.8% - 1.2%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
0.6% - 0.9%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.7%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties and is claimed by its manufacturer to be able to decrease lines and wrinkles but evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
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%
A type of vitamin E that is more powerful in neutralizing free radicals compared to its other forms
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
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
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.25% - 0.45%
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to help oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.2%

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