Herbivore - Prism 20% Aha+ 5% Bha Exfoliating Glow Facial by Herbivore

Herbivore Prism 20% Aha+ 5% Bha Exfoliating Glow Facial by Herbivore

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • pentapeptide-59
  • pentapeptide-59
  • lactic acid
  • betaine
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • ganoderma lucidum extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
30 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Naturally derived from willow bark extract to clarify and minimize the appearance of pores."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A gentle yet effective 20-percent AHA and five-percent BHA facial that resurfaces skin to visibly reveal greater clarity, and improve texture and tone while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains pentapeptide-59. 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
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Naturally derived AHAs effectively exfoliate, helping reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and visibly improving skin tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Prism 20% Aha+ 5% Bha Exfoliating Glow Facial by Herbivore"
From product name
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"To keep the skin feeling supple and moisturised, a blend of rosewater and aloe vera help to deliver hydration."
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: betaine, glycerin.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, squalane.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
4.9% - 6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
4.2% - 5.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.8% - 3.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2% - 2.5%
1.6% - 2%
Used as a fragrance
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.65% - 1%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.6% - 0.9%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.65%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.4% - 0.65%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.45%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.25%
0.2% - 0.35%
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)
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.15%

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