Erno Laszlo - Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream

Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • panthenol
  • aleurites moluccanus seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans
  • nicotiana sylvestris leaf cell culture
  • saccharide isomerate
  • sclerocarya birrea seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Ideal for use on both the face and body, your skin will be left looking energised and youthful."
WIMJ summary

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.

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What does the product description say?
"Boasting strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it's formulated with a rare blend of oils which boost cell turnover, diminish scars and promote healing."
WIMJ summary

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"A proprietary blend of nourishing botanical oils work to provide lasting hydration, while repairing damaged, dry skin brought on by environmental aggressors."
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, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans.

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: niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together
5.6% - 6.9%
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
4.6% - 5.7%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
2.5% - 3.1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.1% - 2.6%
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
1.8% - 2.3%
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
1.5% - 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
1.3% - 1.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1% - 1.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.7% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.4% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.35% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin. It has a high contetn of oleic acid that might weaken the skin barrier. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be somewhat helpful against hyperpigmentation.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
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 improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.2% - 0.35%
Has been claimed to have an ability to protect collagen and stimulate its production in skin but further research is lacking so far
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.2%

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