Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment

Kate Somerville Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • tetrapeptide-14
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • honey
  • honey extract
  • tartaric acid
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"100% showed improvement in pore size After just 7 days."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Liquid ExfoliKate® is clinically tested safe for sensitive skin and improves the look of pores while smoothing skin texture and evening skin tone for radiant, younger-looking skin."
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, tetrapeptide-14.

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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliates dead skin, smooths away surface dullness, and hydrates for a brighter, more even-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic 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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment"
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: glycolic acid, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliates dead skin, smooths away surface dullness, and hydrates for a brighter, more even-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: tetrapeptide-14

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (tartaric acid) 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
phytic acid
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
4.5% - 6.7%
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)
3.5% - 5.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.7% - 4.1%
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
2% - 3.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
1.4% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 1.9%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
1% - 1.45%
0.6% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
Most likely used for its fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.55%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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