Kate Somerville - Oil Free Moisturiser

Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturiser

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • anhydroxylitol
  • ahnfeltia concinna extract
  • algae extract
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
  • isocetyl stearate
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate
  • pullulan
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
31 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
""If you're prone to breakouts, here's a hack."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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What does the product description say?
"As well as this, the formula was one of the first oil-free moisturisers to include age-defying ingredients; red marine algae tones and tightens to boost elasticity and firmness, while essential amino acid derivatives help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Helps strengthen skin to better combat external aggressors Minimizes the look of lines and wrinkles Improves the look of pores while smoothing skin texture and evening skin tone Kate's Tip."
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Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Oil Free Moisturiser"
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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: ahnfeltia concinna extract, algae extract.

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: dimethicone, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
4.4% - 6.6%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
3.8% - 5.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2.8% - 4.2%
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
2.2% - 3.2%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
1.8% - 2.7%
Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
1.3% - 2%
1.3% - 1.9%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.1% - 1.6%
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.45% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.9%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.4% - 0.9%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.75%
An algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Also used to create a thicker product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%

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