Kiehl's - Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • bisabolol
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • tocopherol
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Use daily to allow the compounds to get to work minimising the look of fine lines, dullness and uneven texture while providing long-lasting hydration for moisturised, nourished and soothed skin."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The complexion also looks smoother with a more radiant and even tone."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Quench the skin with a soothing burst of hydration with the Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream, a lightweight moisturising skincare treatment designed to leave the complexion soft and smooth."
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: glycerin.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.4% - 7.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
3.1% - 3.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.8% - 1.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 0.95%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.6%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Plant oil that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains volatile compouunds that are potential allergens and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.1%

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