Elizabeth Grant - Wonder Effect Retinologist Purifying Mask

Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Retinologist Purifying Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • retinyl linoleate
  • retinol
  • heptapeptide-15 palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • canola oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • kaolin
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • moringa oleifera seed extract
  • retinyl acetate
  • saccharomyces cerevisiae extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +21 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

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"Synchronized Retinoid Complex-10 Technology, combining 5 types of Retinol and 5 Retinol precursors, and TorricelumnTM target large pores, discolouration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to refine and smooth skin’s texture for an enhanced complexion and a healthy glow."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: retinyl acetate, retinyl palmitate.

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.

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: retinyl palmitate.

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.

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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: retinol.

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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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.4%
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
4.1% - 5.1%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
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
2% - 2.4%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1.5% - 1.8%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
0.65% - 0.95%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.5% - 0.8%
An ester of a retinoid and linoleic acid. Three steps removed from the bioactive form of retinoid, retinoic acid. Once converted to retinoic acid in skin, it can help reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and reduce blemishes. The concentrations used in cosmetic products are often not high enough to have a positive effect in skin.
0.5% - 0.7%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
A moisturizing ingredient that works as a humectant to attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps improve the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%

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