Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • algae extract
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • caffeine
  • decyl oleate
  • dimethicone
  • pantethine
  • phospholipids
  • polysilicone-11
  • resveratrol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • tartaric acid
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

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"**In vitro test comparing Peel plus Firm + Lift Treatment vs. Firm + Lift Treatment alone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: resveratrol.

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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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: resveratrol.

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.

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What does the product description say?
"Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

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"Dramatically refinishes skin texture."
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: algae extract, biosaccharide gum-1.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

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This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - tartaric acid also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

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Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
citric acid
does not have skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
tartaric acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.2% - 7.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
4.4% - 5.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.3% - 2.8%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
1.6% - 2%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.1%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 0.75%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.6%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.35% - 0.6%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.25% - 0.4%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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