Image skincare - IMAGE MD restoring youth repair crème

Image skincare IMAGE MD restoring youth repair crème

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • retinol
  • dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja sterols
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • kojic acid
  • phospholipids
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • soy amino acids
  • tocopherol
  • yeast extract
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This blend of retinol, glycolic acid and oil-soluble vitamin C helps to improve visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and environmental damage."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tripeptide-5.

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"• Patented technology delivers key ingredients that firm the skin’s appearance • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes more radiant skin • A potent blend of glycolic and kojic acids works to revitalize and brighten dull skin • Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain hydration, restoring a smooth, plump appearance Available only from your IMAGE Skincare licensed skincare professional."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid, kojic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"• Patented technology delivers key ingredients that firm the skin’s appearance • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes more radiant skin • A potent blend of glycolic and kojic acids works to revitalize and brighten dull skin • Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain hydration, restoring a smooth, plump appearance Available only from your IMAGE Skincare licensed skincare professional."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, linoleic acid, palmitoyl tripeptide-5

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (kojic acid, retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
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A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
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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
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Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
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An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
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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.
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An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
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Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
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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
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A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
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Used to create a nice product finish
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Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
TBC
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
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An emollient that helps soften the skin
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together
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An emollient that helps soften the skin
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An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
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Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
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A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
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Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
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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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An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Helps oil and water mix together
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An essential oil used for fragrance. Can be an allergen and irritant
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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A preservative
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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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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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A preservative
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Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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A preservative
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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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
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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
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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