Dr. Barbara Sturm - Facial Scrub

Dr. Barbara Sturm Facial Scrub

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FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
Key ingredients
  • retinyl palmitate
  • lactic acid
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Incorporating Dr. Barbara Sturms expert medical understanding of cells and anti-ageing, this refining facial peel removes dry, flaky skin and encourages cell renewal."
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 - magnesium aluminum silicate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Packed with potent active ingredients that promote cell renewal (including vitamin A and purslane) the peel reduces fine lines and makes the complexion even and smooth."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Facial Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
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What does the product description say?
"Incorporating Dr. Barbara Sturms expert medical understanding of cells and anti-ageing, this refining facial peel removes dry, flaky skin and encourages cell renewal."
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, pantolactone.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, cetearyl alcohol.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture

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