Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
75 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Its trio of Hyaluronic Acids not only help to attract and retain water, but also plump out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains carnosine. 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
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Intensive Hyaluronic Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": carnosine, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

This product contains antioxidants (carnosine) 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
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pentylene glycol
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
parfum
Effectiveness
does not have skin benefit
propylene glycol
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
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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