Estée Lauder - Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Fresh with Sakura Ferment

Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Fresh with Sakura Ferment

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • betaine
  • bifida ferment lysate
  • caffeine
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • trehalose
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Charged by the patented Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment, the formula plumps skin, blurring the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine

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: bifida ferment lysate, glycine soja seed extract.

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
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Cherry Blossom and Sake Lees are blended with Cherry Yeast to soothe the complexion, rebalancing and rehydrating the visage."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": betaine, glycerin.

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: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (bifida ferment lysate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
5.3% - 8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.7% - 5.6%
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
2.8% - 4.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.8%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
1% - 1.45%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.85% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.75%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.3% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin.
0.15% - 0.6%
A solvent with some emollient properties
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.1% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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