Functionalab - Triple Action Peel Exfoliating Pads 10%

Functionalab Triple Action Peel Exfoliating Pads 10%

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • urea
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • mandelic acid
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. 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, mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Professional skin care With its unique combination of 8% AHA (glycolic, lactic, mandelic, malic, tartric, citric acids) and 2% salicylic acid, our TRIPLE ACTION PEELING exfoliating pads help normalize sebum production, even and brighten skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulate collagen and elastin production."
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: lactic 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.

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What does the product description say?
"Professional skin care With its unique combination of 8% AHA (glycolic, lactic, mandelic, malic, tartric, citric acids) and 2% salicylic acid, our TRIPLE ACTION PEELING exfoliating pads help normalize sebum production, even and brighten skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulate collagen and elastin production."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic 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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Triple Action Peel Exfoliating Pads 10%"
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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, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A soothing aesthetic medicine complex containing niacinamide and powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory active ingredients helps reduce redness and improve hydration."
WIMJ summary

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

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: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
8% - 9.8%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
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)
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.8% - 2.2%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.9% - 1.1%
0.65% - 1%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.65%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.35% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
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% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
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% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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