Instant Effects - PM Recovery

Instant Effects PM Recovery

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate
  • panthenol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • faex extract
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl myristate
  • laminaria japonica extract
  • punica granatum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Combining skin’s metabolism with the brand’s patented anti-ageing technology (OX2) that works by pumping oxygen into skin to naturally increase bloody flow, particularly into areas such as the under-eye or around wrinkles, the firming formulation instantly helps to increase skin luminosity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and offer deep, intense hydration."
WIMJ summary

This product contains dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate. 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.

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What does the product description say?
"Combining skin’s metabolism with the brand’s patented anti-ageing technology (OX2) that works by pumping oxygen into skin to naturally increase bloody flow, particularly into areas such as the under-eye or around wrinkles, the firming formulation instantly helps to increase skin luminosity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and offer deep, intense hydration."
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, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (punica granatum extract, 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
4.6% - 5.6%
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%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
2.4% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Yeast extract. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.3% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
0.25% - 0.4%
A compound obtained from horse chestnut. It is claimed that this chemical can improve circulation, but there is no evidence available that it works in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.2% - 0.4%
Seaweed extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Used in products to help dissolve oxygen and enhance oxygen molecule penetration into the skin. There is no evidence for benefits of the oxygen emulsion in topical creams, lotions or serums. There is a study available confirming a positive impact of oxygen therapy for skin wound healing, but it used an oxygen emulsion stored under high pressure using special equipment
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Oxygen molecules that are abundant in normal air. In cosmetic formulas typically comes as a perfluorohexane oxygen emulsion. There is no evidence for benefits of the oxygen emulsion in topical creams, lotions or serums. There is a study available confirming a positive impact of oxygen therapy for skin wound healing, but it used an emulsion stored under high pressure using special equipment
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%

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