Dermalogica - Age Smart Multi Vitamin Thermafoliant

Dermalogica Age Smart Multi Vitamin Thermafoliant

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • retinol
  • lactic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol, salicylic acid. These ingredients 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?
"Dramatically improve mature or prematurely ageing skin with the Dermalogica AGE Smart MultiVitamin Thermafoliant."
WIMJ summary

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

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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MEDIUM
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"Antioxidants help suppress the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs, brighten skin tone, defend against damaging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species) and help promote skin firmness."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains salicylic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: 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?
"Acknowledging that exfoliation is one of the most effective treatments for addressing skin ageing, Dermalogica unite both physical and chemical exfoliation methods in their AGE Smart MultiVitamin Thermafoliant to polish off dead skin cells and encourage natural cell turnover."
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: retinol, salicylic acid.

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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
retinol
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
23% - 34%
Helps regulate the product pH
5.9% - 8.8%
4.6% - 6.9%
3.4% - 5.1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.7% - 4.1%
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)
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
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)
1.3% - 2%
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.
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract. Can help attract water the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
1% - 1.5%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 1.1%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
0.4% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.4% - 0.95%
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.45% - 1%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.6%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and sensitizing
0.1% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.1% - 0.35%

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