Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
35 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"This mask deeply cleanses below the skins surface, as well as working to rebalance and nourish skin’s texture."
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.

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What does the product description say?
"75ml A powerful oil-absorbing healing and regenerating mask containing antiseptic Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: butyrospermum parkii butter, cetyl alcohol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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