Holika Holika - Naked Face Gold Serum Primer

Holika Holika Naked Face Gold Serum Primer

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • adenosine
  • ceramide np
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • glycosyl trehalose
  • hydrogenated starch hydrolysate
  • lysine
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • threonine
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Create a glowing base for flawless makeup application while minimizing the appearance of dryness and fine lines with this hydrating primer."
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, lysine, serine, threonine.

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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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: alanine.

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
meets threshold
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Create a glowing base for flawless makeup application while minimizing the appearance of dryness and fine lines with this hydrating primer."
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: alanine, glutamic acid.

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: ceramide np, caprylyl glycol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.6% - 8.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.8% - 2.2%
A preservative
0.7% - 1.05%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
0.45% - 0.65%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps improve the texture
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 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
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to enhance the delivery of other ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.2%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.1%

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