GLOWSECRET - IUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum

GLOWSECRET IUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • adenosine
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract
  • laminaria japonica extract
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract
  • sesamum indicum seed extract
  • snail secretion filtrate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Black sesame."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The claimed benefits of snail extract range from fixing sunspots to smoothing out creases and wrinkles and even halting acne, supposedly due to the mucus’ ability in promoting the production of elastin and collagen in users' skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"detoxify the skin , black sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, iron, and vitamins B and E. Centella extract to smooth wrinkles and face scars; along with mistletoe and soybean ferment extracts to repair and moisturize skin, and promote cell turnover."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"It also has glycolic acid in it which gently exfoliates the skin and helps stimulate the production of collagen."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"detoxify the skin , black sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, iron, and vitamins B and E. Centella extract to smooth wrinkles and face scars; along with mistletoe and soybean ferment extracts to repair and moisturize skin, and promote cell turnover."
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: 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, saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Typically contains hyaluronic acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might contain allantoin that is helpful in calming down inflammation. There is no evidence that it can have any further benefits for the skin, especially when used in skincare products
24% - 37%
5% - 7.5%
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
4.6% - 6.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 4.6%
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
2.3% - 3.5%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
2% - 3.1%
Plain old water
1.7% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.7%
A preservative
0.8% - 1.2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus out of soybean. The fermented product helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation and could be helpful in evening out skin tone, but studies are lacking
0.6% - 1.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.3%
Seaweed extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1.1%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 1%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
Plant oil that due to its high content of linoleic acid can help support skin's barrier function improving its hydration
0.35% - 0.8%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.4% - 0.9%
Yeast extract obtained from a plant root (cogon grass). It works as an excellent humectant attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.4% - 1%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
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% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
0.1% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance for its mint-like smell
0.1% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.25%

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