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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl sh-heptapeptide-1
  • arabidopsis thaliana extract
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • diethylhexyl carbonate
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • isomalt
  • plankton extract
  • pullulan
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • tocopherol
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"00 This powerful age-defying treatment unites rejuvenating peptides with plant extracts that guard against UV and pollution damage."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl sh-heptapeptide-1, arabidopsis thaliana extract. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"HydroStem Face Serum"
From product name
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: glycerin, isomalt.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl sh-heptapeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.1% - 5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
3.1% - 3.7%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.4%
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.
1.7% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.1% - 1.4%
0.95% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.85%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
0.5% - 0.7%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
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 preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that might be helpful in repairing sun damage but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.3%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.15%

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