Drunk Elephant - A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • ceramide np
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • phytosphingosine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl palmitate
  • chrysin
  • coco-caprylate
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • coconut alkanes
  • glucosamine hcl
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • jojoba esters
  • linolenic acid
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • passiflora edulis seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • phytosterols
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • sclerocarya birrea seed oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +30 more
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"), alongside a fruit cocktail of extracts such as passionfruit, apricot, kale and winter cherry (not to mention firming peptides and essential fatty acids)!Promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production, this intensive treatment minimises visibility of fine lines and dark spots to reveal vibrant, healthy-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, niacinamide, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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"), alongside a fruit cocktail of extracts such as passionfruit, apricot, kale and winter cherry (not to mention firming peptides and essential fatty acids)!Promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production, this intensive treatment minimises visibility of fine lines and dark spots to reveal vibrant, healthy-looking skin."
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 niacinamide. 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: chrysin, glucosamine hcl, stearyl glycyrrhetinate.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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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"promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production while reducing depth of wrinkles and improving signs of damage ."
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: glucosamine hcl, 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, linoleic acid, niacinamide, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (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).

The following ingredients - chrysin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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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
7% - 8.5%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
5% - 6.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.9% - 3.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1.6% - 2%
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
1.6% - 1.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.4%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
0.9% - 1.1%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
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.
0.65% - 1%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin. It has a high contetn of oleic acid that might weaken the skin barrier. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be somewhat helpful against hyperpigmentation.
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.55% - 0.85%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Might have some anti-inflammatory properties but research is lacking
0.5% - 0.7%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.45% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.5% - 0.7%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A yellow colorant
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.5% - 0.7%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.6%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
0.45% - 0.7%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
0.5% - 0.8%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
The extract can contain up to 70% of silica. In cosmetics, silica helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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