Dermalogica - Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • lactic acid
  • ceramide np
  • linoleic acid
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl hydroxystearate
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • linolenic acid
  • phytosterols
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"An ultra-nourishing moisturizer for dry skin that supports cell turnover, visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and smooths the look of uneven texture."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient sodium ascorbyl phosphate might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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"Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer"
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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: sodium hyaluronate, aloe barbadensis extract.

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, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, linoleic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
5.8% - 7.1%
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
4.1% - 5.1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
3.3% - 4%
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.2% - 2.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.8% - 2.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.45% - 0.7%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.5% - 0.75%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.55%
Contains essential oil. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
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)
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
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
0.15% - 0.3%
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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