Exuviance - Illuminating Oxygen Facial Mask

Exuviance Illuminating Oxygen Facial Mask

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83 /100
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Works for
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • gluconolactone
  • lactobionic acid
  • biosaccharide gum-1
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Then, the Japanese Binchotan Charcoal formula acts like a magnet, sweeping up surface pore-clogging impurities and environmental toxins to take your skin beyond ordinary cleansing."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 60, ppg-5-ceteth-20, sorbitan isostearate, xanthan gum) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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"The formula starts as a soothing gel and transforms into a frothy foam that washes away impurities and detoxifies your pores."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone, lactobionic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Known for its ability to exfoliate and help minimize the appearance of pores, NeoGlucosamine, a non-acid amino-sugar exfoliator, initiates the clarifying treatment process."
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: gluconolactone, lactobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Used in products to help dissolve oxygen and enhance oxygen molecule penetration into the skin. There is no evidence for benefits of the oxygen emulsion in topical creams, lotions or serums. There is a study available confirming a positive impact of oxygen therapy for skin wound healing, but it used an oxygen emulsion stored under high pressure using special equipment
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals

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