Dr Dennis Gross - Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream by Dr Dennis Gross

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream by Dr Dennis Gross

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ferulic acid
  • retinol
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • tetrapeptide-21
  • algae extract
  • aminobutyric acid
  • benzophenone-3
  • caffeine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • collagen amino acids
  • dimethicone
  • ellagic acid
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • isododecane
  • phospholipids
  • saccharide isomerate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • sphingolipids
  • tocopherol
  • +22 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Oil of evening primrose and meadowfoam bring anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers to help firm and protect, while eye bright complex works to combat puffiness and irritation."
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: ferulic acid, tetrapeptide-21.

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.

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"Enriched with gallic acid, this product also helps to combat the appearance of dark spots and even skin tone, while hyaluronic acid works to plump skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains ellagic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: ferulic acid.

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.

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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.

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"Key Benefits Helps rejuvenate eyesWorks to protect against sun damageHelps reduce the effects of photo-agingAnti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredientsWith hyaluronic acid to help plump skin UK200025007"
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: algae extract, aminobutyric acid.

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, algae extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: tetrapeptide-21

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This product contains antioxidants (ferulic acid, 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).

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
4.5% - 6.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3% - 4.4%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps optically blurr skin imperfections such as fine lines and pores
1.7% - 2.6%
1.6% - 2.4%
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
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
0.55% - 1.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and support the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%
A potent anti-oxidant that has been shown to be effective in neutralizing free radicals in skin. There seem to have a synergetic effect of ferulic acid, vitamin E and C, meaning that when the ingredients are used together, they enhance each other's ability protect the skin against free radicals. Ferulic acid also helps to stabilize other ingredients - including vitamins C and E. It can help to even out the skin tone. Ferulic acid is approved for use as a sunscreen ingredient in Japan in concentrations up to 10%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.4%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can help prevent and treat hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.1% - 0.3%
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.
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
Has been shown to support wound healing and skin barrier function when used topically in rats. Is likely to be effective in supporting skin's hydration and barrier function, but research for human skin is missing. Might have some anti-aging properties but the research is missing
0.05% - 0.25%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.2%
Sphingolipids are a group of lipids with a common chemical structure. Some of them are naturally present in skin and can be converted to ceramides
0.05% - 0.25%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.05% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.15%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.05% - 0.2%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.1% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.05% - 0.25%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.05% - 0.25%
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)
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.3%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.3%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.3%
An orange dye
0.05% - 0.2%

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