GLAMGLOW - STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil

GLAMGLOW STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • bisabolol
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • heptyl undecylenate
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, argania spinosa kernel oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from the skin surface over time and create a nice product finish
5.3% - 8%
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.5% - 3.7%
2.1% - 3.1%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.5% - 2.2%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
1.2% - 1.8%
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)
0.9% - 1.3%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.85% - 1.25%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.5% - 1.15%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.4% - 0.95%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.7%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 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%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.2%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.05% - 0.2%

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