DHC - Alpha-Arbutin White Face Mask

DHC Alpha-Arbutin White Face Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alpha-arbutin
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • allantoin
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • placental protein
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Skin is left soft, smooth and supple with a youthful glow."
WIMJ summary

This product contains serine. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: alpha-arbutin

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
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with a dose of Sodium Hyaluronate that penetrates into the deeper layers of skin to attract water, the mask replenishes moisture and delivers long-lasting hydration, whilst combating discoloration caused by aging and sun exposure."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": allantoin, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
alpha-arbutin
Has skin benefit
citric acid
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.8% - 8.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
2.1% - 3.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
1.5% - 2.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.2% - 1.8%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.6% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.1%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.1%

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