e.l.f. Cosmetics - Lunar New Year Hydrating Core Lip Shine

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lunar New Year Hydrating Core Lip Shine

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • panthenol
  • butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate
  • canola oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrated silica
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • soluble collagen
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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"Lunar New Year Hydrating Core Lip Shine"
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
11% - 14%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
6.1% - 7.4%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.9% - 4.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3% - 3.7%
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
2.6% - 3.1%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.9%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.65% - 1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.85%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.8%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.5% - 0.75%
0.55% - 0.85%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 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% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.45% - 0.65%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.2% - 0.35%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%

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