ELEMIS - Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-9
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated castor oil
  • mannitol
  • +3 more
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87 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Restructuring enzymes smooth out the surface of your skin, targeting areas of uneven texture, fine lines and blemishes."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Restructuring enzymes smooth out the surface of your skin, targeting areas of uneven texture, fine lines and blemishes."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl tetrapeptide-9.

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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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A skin compatible, bioactive micro-encapsulated enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of proteins into polypeptides to dissolve dead skin cells Protease."
WIMJ summary

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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Containing patented technology, this highly active gel-based mask encourages effective retexturising of the skins surface, helps balance sebum levels without compromising the skins natural pH balance and promotes firmer looking skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl tetrapeptide-9

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

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MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
menthyl lactate
does not have skin benefit
propylene glycol
does not have skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.9% - 6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 4.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
3% - 3.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.6% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.1% - 1.4%
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
0.9% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.35% - 0.65%
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
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% - 0.15%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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