ELEMIS - Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum

ELEMIS Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • heptapeptide-15 palmitate
  • lactic acid
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-50
  • panthenol
  • alaria esculenta extract
  • algae extract
  • betaine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • coco-caprylate
  • dunaliella salina extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • mannitol
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • phytosterols
  • plankton extract
  • porphyridium cruentum extract
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • +23 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"With transformative results in 28 days, it target multiple signs of ageing and reduces the appearance of deep set lines and wrinkles for a firmer, more radiant-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains heptapeptide-15 palmitate.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-50.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Follow with moisturiser."
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: algae extract, betaine.

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: chondrus crispus extract, helianthus annuus seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: heptapeptide-15 palmitate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-50, panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
5.2% - 6.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 4.5%
Helps optically blurr skin imperfections such as fine lines and pores
3.1% - 3.7%
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.7% - 2.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.3% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.7% - 1.1%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
A green micro-algae extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but solid evidence is lacking. It helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.1% - 0.15%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.1%
Can temporarily tighten the skin right after application of the product. The effect will be short-lived. Helps improve the product considtency
0.05% - 0.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Might help to soften the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence in missing
0.05% - 0.05%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.05% - 0.05%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.05%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.05%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
Works as a humectant helping to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be effective as an anti-oxidant.
0.1% - 0.15%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.1% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.15%
A red algae extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have an antioxidant effect
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant benefits but research on effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.05% - 0.15%
Used as a fragrance
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
0.1% - 0.2%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps improve the product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.15% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.1% - 0.2%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.2%

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