Institut Esthederm - LIFT & REPAIR ABSOLUTE SMOOTHING CREAM

Institut Esthederm LIFT & REPAIR ABSOLUTE SMOOTHING CREAM

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • madecassic acid
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • algae extract
  • asiatic acid
  • asiaticoside
  • carnosine
  • cetyl alcohol
  • creatine
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • superoxide dismutase
  • +11 more
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87 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Smoothes wrinkles and brightens the complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product contains asiaticoside, carnosine, creatine, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. These ingredients 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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"LIFT & REPAIR ABSOLUTE SMOOTHING CREAM"
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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: algae extract, carnosine.

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: dimethicone, algae extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

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

The following ingredients - creatine also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3% - 3.7%
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
2.4% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.5%
1% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.15%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.85%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.55% - 0.8%
Can support skin's ability to neutralize free radicals and produce collagen, though further research is needed to confirm effectiveness
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
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%
0.45% - 0.65%
A stable derivative of pectin and vitamin C. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking. Helps create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.25% - 0.5%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid), asiaticoside has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (asiaticoside, madecasosside and madecassic acid) asiatic acid has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (asiaticoside, madecasosside and asiatic acid), madecassic acid has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
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%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to thicked product formulations. Might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%

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