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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hexapeptide-2
  • algae extract
  • artemia extract
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • carnosine
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Featuring high UVA/UVB protection, the cream protects hyper-pigmented skin against the visible signs of photo-ageing and the appearance of new pigmentation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains carnosine, hexapeptide-2. 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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The treatment aims to prevent the appearance of brown spots and visibly reduce the appearance of pre-existing spots."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Featuring high UVA/UVB protection, the cream protects hyper-pigmented skin against the visible signs of photo-ageing and the appearance of new pigmentation."
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, artemia extract.

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: algae extract, dicaprylyl carbonate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: hexapeptide-2

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
5.6% - 6.8%
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
4.5% - 5.5%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.6% - 4.4%
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.8% - 2.2%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
2.1% - 2.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 1.8%
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.2%
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.
0.65% - 0.95%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Zooplankton extract that can attract water to the upper level of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to thicked product formulations. Might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin
0.05% - 0.1%

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