Image skincare - Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme

Image skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glucosamine hcl
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja sterols
  • phospholipids
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +21 more
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FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A & C Promotes healthy cell renewal Ultra-hydrating & repairing Fights the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles Nourishes dry, depleted & dull skin This decadently rich creme soothes and hydrates skin leaving it restored and calm."
WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. 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
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LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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"Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme"
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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: allantoin, glucosamine hcl.

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: linoleic acid, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) 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
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
26% - 31%
Plain old water
12% - 14%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.2% - 6.4%
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
4.3% - 5.3%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.2% - 2.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Could be comedogenic
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
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.
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.65% - 1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.6% - 0.9%
0.65% - 1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.4% - 0.6%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
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% - 0.55%
The extract can contain up to 70% of silica. In cosmetics, silica helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Mushroom extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%

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