Functionalab - Glycolic Acid 5% Night Cream

Functionalab Glycolic Acid 5% Night Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Used regularly, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, smooths skin texture, and boosts radiance."
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: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester.

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

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
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What does the product description say?
"This complex of glycolic acid and botanical ingredients exerts a gentle, skin-smoothing and exfoliating action."
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.

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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: allantoin, arginine.

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: arginine, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
4.8% - 7.3%
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
3.8% - 5.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3.1%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.4% - 2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.1% - 1.6%
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
0.85% - 1.3%
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.
0.55% - 1.3%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.4% - 1%
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
0.45% - 1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.35% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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