Dr. Althea - Rapid Firm Sculpting Cream

Dr. Althea Rapid Firm Sculpting Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • copper tripeptide-1
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • beta-glucan
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydroxydecyl ubiquinone
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • sucrose
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Dr. Althea Rapid Firm Sculpting Cream is ideal for those looking to mitigate signs of aging, while soothing skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, copper tripeptide-1, hydroxydecyl ubiquinone. These ingredients 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
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"Star ingredient edelweiss extract works to calm skin, while offering potent antioxidant benefits (even more potent than vitamin C!)"
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Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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"Rapid Firm Sculpting Cream"
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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: allantoin, arginine.

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: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, copper tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (hydroxydecyl ubiquinone) 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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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.9% - 7.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 3%
Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.3% - 1.5%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
1% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.65% - 1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.65% - 0.95%
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% - 0.9%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and preserve products
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to help oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
0.35% - 0.6%
An analogue of coenzyme Q10 that has a lower molecular weight, which can improve its ability to penetrate the skin. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.3% - 0.5%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A naturally occurring peptide. One of the most studied peptides in dermatology. It is sometimes abbreviated GHK-Cu. Belongs to the class of carrier peptides. It stimulates both synthesis and breakdown of collagen in skin. It is released in skin wounds and inflammation to support healing. It accelerates wound-healing of the skin and can stimulate hair growth. There are preliminary studies that confirm that copper tripeptide can help support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles and decrease inflammation in skin.
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.1% - 0.2%

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