Epicuren Green Tea & Seaweed Soothing Mask
- ascorbic acid
- camellia sinensis leaf extract
- laminaria digitata extract
- laminaria japonica extract
- +3 more
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This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - camellia sinensis leaf extract - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.
This ingredient camellia sinensis leaf extract might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.
This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, aloe barbadensis extract.
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: panthenol
This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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.
Ingredients by volume
Plain old water
|40% - 60%|
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% - 6.2%|
Seaweed extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
|3.6% - 5.4%|
|2.7% - 4.1%|
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
|2% - 3.1%|
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
|1.6% - 2.4%|
Used to create a thicker product consistency
|1.3% - 2%|
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
|1.2% - 1.7%|
|0.95% - 1.45%|
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
|0.6% - 1.35%|
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
|0.45% - 1.1%|
Helps water and oil mix together
|0.4% - 0.95%|
The ingredient is not recognized
|0.4% - 0.9%|
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
|0.15% - 0.65%|
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
|0.1% - 0.5%|
|0.1% - 0.4%|
|0.05% - 0.25%|