First Aid Beauty - Nighttime Skincare Essentials

First Aid Beauty Nighttime Skincare Essentials

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • retinol
  • retinol
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • niacinamide
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • ceramide np
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • panthenol
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c10-18 triglycerides
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed cera
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • jojoba esters
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • phytosteryl canola glycerides
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
  • polyglycerin-3
  • polysilicone-11
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • spilanthes acmella flower extract
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • triolein
  • +49 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Take off your makeup and purify your skin with the ultra-mild cleanser, follow with the retexturising and brightening pads, then promote firmness with the low-dose retinol serum."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (carbomer, cetearyl alcohol, ceteth-20, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, glyceryl stearate se, hexylene glycol, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, peg-75 stearate, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, sorbitan isostearate, steareth-20, 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. 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, sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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"Facial Radiance Pads x60 A FAB bestseller, these glow-boosting AHA pads effectively exfoliate, tone and brighten all skin types – even sensitive."
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, retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
6.3% - 9.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.2%
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
2.9% - 4.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2% - 3.1%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
1.8% - 2.7%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
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.
1.3% - 2%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.85% - 1.3%
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
0.6% - 1.35%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.95%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
Could have anti-inflammatory effect on skin, but can be irritating as well. Can be added to products for its smell
0.3% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.2% - 0.75%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.35% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.55%
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%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
Could have anti-inflammatory effect on skin, but can be irritating as well. Can be added to products for its smell
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.6%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.15% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.15% - 0.55%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.2% - 0.7%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.65%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.65%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.15% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.5%
Could have anti-inflammatory effect on skin, but can be irritating as well. Can be added to products for its smell
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
A mix of amino acids and plant-based lipids. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss over time
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to create a nice product texture and spread the product more easily on the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
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.
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.65%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps soften the skin and attract water to its upper layer. Helps create nice product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.65%
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Plant extract that might hep calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
Could have anti-inflammatory effect on skin, but can be irritating as well. Can be added to products for its smell
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.45%

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