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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • bifida ferment lysate
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl palmitate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated palm oil
  • octyldodecyl myristate
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • triethylhexanoin
  • zea mays oil
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Infused with 36 botanical extracts, the Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Cream delivers intense moisture and hydration to improve skin tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A rich, but non-greasy moisturizer that seals in hydration and protects skin throughout the day."
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, butylene glycol.

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, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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%
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
6% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.6% - 2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
1.1% - 1.3%
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%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol. Used to stabilize other ingredients and is an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that works as an emollient. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Contains some volatile compounds and could be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.35%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used in cosmetics for its fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that might be somewhat helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fruit extract that might be somewhat helpful in neutrlizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%

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