ELEMIS - Advanced Skincare Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist

ELEMIS Advanced Skincare Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist

  • Moisturizing
  • alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • +1 more
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"Elemis, Advanced Skincare Supplementing the skin through a quartet of skincare benefits, the Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist works to nourish, hydrate, prime and refresh the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, methyl gluceth-20.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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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
6.8% - 8.3%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
4.7% - 5.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
1.9% - 2.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
1.4% - 1.7%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.6% - 0.9%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.55% - 0.85%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
0.45% - 0.7%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Plant extract that might have help to neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is skin is lacking
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus out of soybean. The fermented product helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation and could be helpful in evening out skin tone, but studies are lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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