Dermadoctor - Exclusive Acne Busters Duo

Dermadoctor Exclusive Acne Busters Duo

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • allantoin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • kaolin
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Exclusive Acne Busters Duo"
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside.

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

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What does the product description say?
"This mask provides a gentle resurfacing exfoliation and leaves skin feeling smoother , brighter and softer ."
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, salicylic acid.

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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: 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: squalane, cetyl alcohol.

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This product contains antioxidants (epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
23% - 34%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
5.8% - 8.6%
Helps preserve the product formulation
4.4% - 6.6%
Plain old water
3.2% - 4.9%
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
2.3% - 3.5%
1.9% - 2.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.5% - 2.2%
1.3% - 1.9%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1% - 1.6%
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
0.6% - 1.35%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.15%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.45% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.1%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Can absorb oil. There is no research confirming other benefits for the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.35% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
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)
0.15% - 0.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.75%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.8%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.6%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.65%
0.2% - 0.7%
A synthetic version of green tea polyphenol that helps neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.55%
Used for fragrance and contains volatile compounds that can irritate the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might have some antioxidant properties and might help attract water to the skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.65%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.2% - 0.75%

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