Joanna Vargas - Exfoliating Mask

Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • galactoarabinan
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • lactose
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Gentle yet effective exfoliating maskBlends chemical and physical exfoliants for maximum efficiencyGentle on the skinWorks to clear the poresHelps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentationRemoves impurities UK300054660"
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"As lactic acid and fruit enzymes help to slough away dead skin cells, kaolin clay and volcanic ash get to work drawing impurities from the complexion for a brighter, more even tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating Mask"
From product name
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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": galactoarabinan, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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 (gluconolactone) 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
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
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Can absorb oil. There is no research confirming other benefits for the skin
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Milled volcanic rock. Used as an abrasive for physical exfoliation
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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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Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
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A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
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Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
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The ingredient is not recognized
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Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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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)
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Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
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Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
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Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
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The ingredient is not recognized
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A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
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A preservative
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