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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • retinol
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • glycolic acid
  • acetyl hexapeptide-1
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • butyrospermum parkii butter extract
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hippophae rhamnoides oil
  • kaolin
  • persea gratissima oil
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • pullulan
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • rubus idaeus seed oil
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium lactate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +27 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-1, centella asiatica leaf 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.

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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"Dual Exfoliating Clay Mask"
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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: glycolic acid, retinol.

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"The second phase floods the skin with nutrition and hydration, while kaolin clay removes impurities and cellular debris."
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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, sodium lactate.

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: cocos nucifera oil, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol, ubiquinone) 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 - rubus idaeus seed oil, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil 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
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
25% - 31%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
4.5% - 5.5%
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. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
5.1% - 6.2%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
4.2% - 5.1%
Essential oil that can be irritating
2.8% - 3.4%
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
2.1% - 2.6%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
Can absorb oil. There is no research confirming other benefits for the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.95%
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)
0.5% - 0.75%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.55% - 0.85%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.4% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
A good emollient. Contains various ingredients including vitamins and fatty acids that could work in the skin to neutralize free radicals and minimize moisture loss - if enough of these compounds is able to penetrate the skin in an active form.
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.6%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.3% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps softent the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.35% - 0.65%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant oil that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
0.35% - 0.6%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.35% - 0.6%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.3% - 0.6%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.35% - 0.6%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%

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