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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, "Dr Sebagh - Luminous Glow Cream" can work well for skin moisturization. As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Humectants in this product (dextran, glycerin, hydroxyethyl urea, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed soy protein) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane and caprylyl glycol) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • This moistruizer also contains peptides (hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate 0.10% - 0.20% and acetyl tetrapeptide-2 0.15% - 0.25%). Peptides is a very big group of ingredients. They all consist of a different combination of amino-acids. Our skin produces peptides naturally. Some of them work as natural anti-biotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The scientists are still studying how effective the topical application of peptides is, but it is very likely that peptides in skincare are helpful. They might be able to support skin barrier restoration and even have an anti-aging benefit. At the very least, they certainly help attract water to the skin and support the hydration in this way.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 79.49£ up to 90.00£ in the United Kingdom and for 93.50$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Lightweight creamCreates an instant radiance Perfect for use as a makeup primer Hydrates the skinHas an anti-ageing effect by helping to reduce lines and wrinkles UK200007369"
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl tetrapeptide-2, hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate. 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
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"In addition to this brightening effect, Dr. Sebagh Luminous Glow also smooths out the complexion and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Lightweight creamCreates an instant radiance Perfect for use as a makeup primer Hydrates the skinHas an anti-ageing effect by helping to reduce lines and wrinkles UK200007369"
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: dextran, glycerin.

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, cyclopentasiloxane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl tetrapeptide-2, hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: hydroxyethyl urea.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 5.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
4.2% - 5.1%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
3.1% - 3.7%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.6% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
1.2% - 1.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.7% - 1%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.65% - 0.95%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.65% - 1%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Can temporarily tighten the skin right after application of the product. The effect will be short-lived. Helps improve the product considtency
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulation and create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a silky product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.1% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.1%

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