Derm Institute - Youth Alchemy Soft Cream

Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Soft Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-17
  • pentapeptide-18
  • retinol
  • ceramide ap
  • ceramide eop
  • ceramide np
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • panthenol
  • phytosphingosine
  • adenosine triphosphate
  • allantoin
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia oleifera seed oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • coenochloris signiensis extract
  • ergothioneine
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • glycine soja sterols
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • proline
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +30 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Ultra-soft and comfortable cream textureDesigned to help minimise the visible signs of ageingUses plant cells and nano peptides to diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dullnessPromotes a firmer, more hydrated appearanceIdeal for use on combination or drier skin types UK300053933"
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl tetrapeptide-17, adenosine triphosphate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18.

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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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

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.

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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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"This cream is ideal for combination or drier skin types."
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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl tetrapeptide-17, ceramide ap, ceramide eop, ceramide np, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, panthenol, pentapeptide-18, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 5.9%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
2.9% - 3.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
1.9% - 2.4%
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
1.6% - 2%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
1.5% - 1.9%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.75% - 1.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that may contain a small amount of essential oils. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.65%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.35% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.65%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.4% - 0.65%
An algae extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and neutralize free radicals
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some antioxidant properties, but mostly used in cosmetics for its color
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.65%
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% - 0.65%
An emollient that does not leave a greasy finish
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
0.15% - 0.3%

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