InstaNatural - Glycolic Peel

InstaNatural Glycolic Peel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • allantoin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic Acid gives you a more even skin tone and brighter complexion • Exfoliates dead and dulling skin cells to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes • Antioxidant Vitamin C defends the skin while providing anti-aging benefits • Addresses multiple concerns of aging such as the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration • Hyaluronic Acid and Sunflower Seed Oil delivers intense hydration and moisture to your skin"
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic Acid gives you a more even skin tone and brighter complexion • Exfoliates dead and dulling skin cells to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes • Antioxidant Vitamin C defends the skin while providing anti-aging benefits • Addresses multiple concerns of aging such as the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration • Hyaluronic Acid and Sunflower Seed Oil delivers intense hydration and moisture to your skin"
WIMJ summary

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

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
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What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic Acid gives you a more even skin tone and brighter complexion • Exfoliates dead and dulling skin cells to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes • Antioxidant Vitamin C defends the skin while providing anti-aging benefits • Addresses multiple concerns of aging such as the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration • Hyaluronic Acid and Sunflower Seed Oil delivers intense hydration and moisture to your skin"
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic Acid gives you a more even skin tone and brighter complexion • Exfoliates dead and dulling skin cells to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes • Antioxidant Vitamin C defends the skin while providing anti-aging benefits • Addresses multiple concerns of aging such as the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration • Hyaluronic Acid and Sunflower Seed Oil delivers intense hydration and moisture to your skin"
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: 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: helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.7% - 8.5%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
3.5% - 5.3%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
2.5% - 3.7%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
1.8% - 2.7%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
1% - 1.5%
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
0.6% - 1.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.35% - 0.85%
0.15% - 0.55%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.35%

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