ESPA - Face Serums Active Nutrients Optimal Skin ProSerum

ESPA Face Serums Active Nutrients Optimal Skin ProSerum

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • linoleic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • coconut alkanes
  • crithmum maritimum extract
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables
  • linolenic acid
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • tocopherol
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Antioxidant-rich Turmeric is the final complexion-loving ingredient that helps improve the appearance of your skin tone."
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"When your skin’s barrier function is compromised and the epidermis’s ability to retain water and its hydration levels may suffer."
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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
23% - 34%
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
5% - 7.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
3.8% - 5.7%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
2.2% - 3.2%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
1.8% - 2.7%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
1.5% - 2.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
1.3% - 2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.1% - 1.7%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.85% - 1.3%
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
0.8% - 1.2%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.45% - 1.05%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.85%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.85%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance
0.35% - 0.8%
An algae extract that might have anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.65%
Essential oil that can be irritating. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties but evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
0.1% - 0.3%

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