Kat Burki - Retin C-Treatment Complex

Kat Burki Retin C-Treatment Complex

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • retinol
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centella asiatica extract
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • propolis extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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: retinol.

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"Ultra pigmented for 24 hours of intense colour and hydration"
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: borago officinalis seed oil, oenothera biennis oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract, centella asiatica extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
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A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
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A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
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An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
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A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
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Helps dissolve other ingredients
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A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
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A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
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Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
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A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
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Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite 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 complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
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Contains an essential oil. Can be irritating
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A plant extract that might have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking. Can be an allergen
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Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
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Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A preservative
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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