Erno Laszlo - Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm

Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • palmitoyl pentapeptide-4
  • petrolatum
  • allantoin
  • cera microcristallina
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • panthenyl ethyl ether
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl pentapeptide-4. This ingredient 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Rich in botanical oils and advanced nourishing active ingredients, the balm creates a dome around the skin to improve oxygenation and reverse signs of dehydration."
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: 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: cera microcristallina, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, petrolatum

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%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
4.9% - 5.9%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
4.2% - 5.1%
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from its surface and create a thicker product consistency
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from its surface and create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.3%
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.
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.65%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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