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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • acetyl hexapeptide-1
  • lanolin
  • algae extract
  • aspartic acid
  • carnosine
  • copper gluconate
  • dextran
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • triolein
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-1, aspartic acid, carnosine. 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycyrrhetinic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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, aspartic acid.

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, algae extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-1, lanolin, paraffinum liquidum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (carnosine, glycyrrhetinic acid) 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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
6.5% - 7.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.4%
Sebum of wool-bearing animals (most commonly sheep). Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce the skin water loss. In rare cases could be an allergen. Not suitable for vegans
3.5% - 4.2%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
2.5% - 3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.1% - 2.6%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1% - 1.2%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.65% - 1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
0.5% - 0.8%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.3% - 0.6%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 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
0.35% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.35% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
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% - 0.5%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.1% - 0.25%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%

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