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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • butyrospermum parkii butter extract
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glycerin
  • malva sylvestris leaf extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"The “I Need SOS” mask combats dull and dehydrated skin with niacinamide and white flower brightening complex."
WIMJ summary

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

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
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.9%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
3.4% - 5.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.6%
A preservative
1.3% - 2%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1% - 1.5%
Helps adjust pH in products
1% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.1% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help in reducing inflammation
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.15% - 0.65%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.15% - 0.55%
Used for fragrance and contains volatile compounds that can irritate the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
0.05% - 0.25%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.01% - 0.05%

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