e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

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

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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"This gel texture primer multitasks to keep your makeup in place, moisturize your skin, and deliver a cooling sensation."
WIMJ summary

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

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: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 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
5.9% - 7.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
1.4% - 1.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
1% - 1.2%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a gel-like product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a gel-like product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%

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