Kiehl's - Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • adenosine
  • arginine
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • capryloyl glycine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • honey extract
  • lauroyl lysine
  • tocopherol
  • undecane
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Sealed for potency, this unique formula helps revitalize and smooth skin's texture for vibrant, youthful radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Smooth Skin’s Texture with a lightweight moisturizer that leaves skin glowing with youthful-looking vitality."
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: arginine, 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: arginine, beeswax.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
undecane
Has skin benefit
tridecane
does not have skin benefit
honey extract
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
3.1% - 3.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.6% - 2%
Helps create a non-greasy finish on the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.5%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps create a dry, non-greasy finish of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
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
0.1% - 0.2%

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