IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
88 /100
Can work for:
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"the appearance of lines and wrinkles, dryness, lack of firmness, loss of radiance, and tired-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine. 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.

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What does the product description say?
"This moisturizer works overnight—when your skin cell turnover peaks—to nurture skin through exfoliation."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

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What does the product description say?
"the appearance of lines and wrinkles, dryness, lack of firmness, loss of radiance, and tired-looking skin."
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: glycerin, lactic 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
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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