IROHA - Exfoliating Lavender Foot Mask Socks

IROHA Exfoliating Lavender Foot Mask Socks

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • urea
  • arginine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • malpighia punicifolia fruit extract
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating Lavender Foot Mask Socks"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with a powerful blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHAs), natural lavender and botanical extracts."
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: arginine, glycerin.

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: arginine, caprylyl glycol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, malpighia punicifolia fruit extract) 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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
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An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
TBC
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
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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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Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
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An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
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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
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Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
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Used for fragrance and contains volatile compounds that can irritate the skin
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A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
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Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
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A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
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A fruit extract that might help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
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A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
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Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
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A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
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Might be helpful in supporting collagen and ellastin production but solid research is lacking. Could be irritating
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Contains essential oil. Can be irritating
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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.
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Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
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A preservative
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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Helps oil and water mix together
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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