Emma Lewisham - Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA/BHA 24 Hour Hydration

Emma Lewisham Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA/BHA 24 Hour Hydration

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • alaria esculenta extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • kaolin
  • saccharide isomerate
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
18 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliant favourites, AHA and BHA gently dissolve pore-clogging debris restoring a clear, healthy and luminous glow."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Our advanced Illuminating Exfoliant polishes away impurities, resurfacing, brightening and giving deep 24 hour hydration to reveal an instantly smooth, supple and radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA/BHA 24 Hour Hydration"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA/BHA 24 Hour Hydration"
From product name
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, saccharide isomerate.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 35%
Plain old water
7.5% - 11.3%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
3.7% - 5.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.7% - 4%
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
2.4% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.6% - 2.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.2% - 1.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.35%
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
0.9% - 1.4%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.45% - 1.05%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.95%
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)
0.4% - 0.9%
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.75%
Works as a humectant helping to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be effective as an anti-oxidant.
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.8%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.75%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.7%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.7%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%

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