Functionalab - Redness Reducer Serum

Functionalab Redness Reducer Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl palmitate
  • dextran
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables
  • plukenetia volubilis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, palmitoyl tripeptide-8. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"LIPOPEPTIDES, PHYTOSTEROLS, OMEGAS-3, 6 AND 9 Minimizes the appearance of redness Reduces inflammation and irritation Offers intense hydrating benefits All skin types Containing a unique blend of active ingredients, this serum minimizes the appearance of redness and reduces inflammation and irritation."
WIMJ summary

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: dextran, glycerin.

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: plukenetia volubilis seed oil, helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables.

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, palmitoyl tripeptide-8

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (cardiospermum halicacabum flower/leaf/vine extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
5.7% - 7%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
4.3% - 5.3%
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
3% - 3.7%
A plant oil that works as a good moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin and reducing blemishes due to the large content of linoleic acid
2.4% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
2% - 2.5%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.7% - 2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
0.95% - 1.2%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.75% - 1.1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.85%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties but evidence is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 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
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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