Dr. Oracle - A-Thera Cream

Dr. Oracle A-Thera Cream

  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +1 more
25 /100
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In stock $22.50
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Formula review

See a mistake?
What does the product description say?
"Use this cream after applying acne treatments and it will help pimples and scars recover quicker."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
What does the product description say?
"This unique cleansing balm transforms from a creamy balm to an oil that removes makeup and debris while lightly exfoliating pores with bambusa arundinacea powder, a natural cellulose."
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.

See a mistake?
What does the product description say?
"Acne-prone skin needs a special moisturizer that balances skin while also leaving pores unclogged and free of sebum."
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, butylene glycol.

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: vitis vinifera seed oil, cyclopentasiloxane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
meets threshold
meets threshold
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
does not have skin benefit
does not have skin benefit
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 34%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
5.3% - 7.9%
A preservative
2.4% - 3.6%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
2.6% - 3.9%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.9% - 2.9%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.1% - 1.7%
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps create a nice product texture and uniform layer on the skin (when used in sunscreens, for example)
0.85% - 1.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 1%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.4% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.1% - 0.45%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.5%

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