KIKO Milano - Sublime Youth Serum

KIKO Milano Sublime Youth Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • retinyl palmitate
  • retinol
  • allantoin
  • butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dimethicone
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • galactoarabinan
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lauroyl lysine
  • nicotiana sylvestris leaf cell culture
  • spilanthes acmella flower extract
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Retinol counteracts wrinkles, minimizing the signs of aging and improving skin elasticity."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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LOW
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HIGH
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The skins hydration improves 8% after 14 days, 17% after 28 days and 22% after 56 days."
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: allantoin, galactoarabinan.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

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
5.6% - 6.8%
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
4.1% - 5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.2%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.4%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.95% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
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%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that might hep calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Has been claimed to have an ability to protect collagen and stimulate its production in skin but further research is lacking so far
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.15%
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%

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