He-Shi - Face and Body Tanning Gel

He-Shi Face and Body Tanning Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • dihydroxyacetone
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"No need to clog pores with any other products."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (retinyl palmitate) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"He-Shi Youth Revive Opti Tan formulas include moisture lock technology for long lasting results, whilst rejuvenating your skin’s appearance to help fight the signs of ageing."
WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient 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
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WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Added primarily for its moisture retention, regulating and binding properties."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": panthenol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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: panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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A self-tanning agent
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Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
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Helps to improve the product consistency
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Helps create a nice product texture and uniform layer on the skin (when used in sunscreens, for example)
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Used to improve the product consistency
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A preservative that releases formaldehyde and can be irritating
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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
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Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
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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.
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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Helps oil and water mix together
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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A red dye
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A yellow dye
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A colorant (dye)
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