He-Shi - Face Body Tanning Gel
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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • dihydroxyacetone
  • saccharide isomerate
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"No need to clog pores with any other products."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet 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 does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Avoid water contact and perspiration for 6-8 hours while the tanning lotion develops."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": saccharide isomerate.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A self-tanning agent
4.9% - 7.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
2.8% - 4.2%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps to improve the product consistency
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to improve the product consistency
1.3% - 2%
A preservative that releases formaldehyde and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.85% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.9%
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.
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
0.3% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.25%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.2%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.15%

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