Dermalogica - HydraBlur Primer

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • urea
  • crambe abyssinica seed oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • isododecane
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • pullulan
  • serine
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • +13 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. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Blur fine lines and pores, hydrate and brighten for flawless-looking skin."
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: serine.

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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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Fortified with Mushroom Extract, Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit and Abyssinian Oil, the lightweight formula works to smoothen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, whilst enhancing luminosity and combating uneven skin tone."
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"HydraBlur Primer"
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
26% - 31%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.4% - 7.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
6% - 7.3%
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% - 4.9%
Plain old water
3.2% - 3.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
2.2% - 2.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps to create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
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
0.6% - 0.95%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps to absord oil and evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in product formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to create a nice silky product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
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%
Helps regulate the pH of the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.4% - 0.6%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.5% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.45% - 0.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to create a nice product texture and spread the product more easily on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
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
0.35% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.25% - 0.45%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.25% - 0.45%

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