KORA Organics - Turmeric BHA Brightening Treatment Mask

KORA Organics Turmeric BHA Brightening Treatment Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera fruit extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed cera
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactobacillus
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This treatment mask addresses congested pores, sebum buildup, and the look of uneven skin texture and dullness."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. 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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Turmeric helps brighten and soften the appearance of discoloration, pigmentation, and sun damage while also working to diminish the effects of environmental aging."
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 - camellia sinensis leaf - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient camellia sinensis leaf might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Turmeric helps brighten and soften the appearance of discoloration, pigmentation, and sun damage while also working to diminish the effects of environmental aging."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This treatment mask addresses congested pores, sebum buildup, and the look of uneven skin texture and dullness."
WIMJ summary

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Turmeric helps brighten and soften the appearance of discoloration, pigmentation, and sun damage while also working to diminish the effects of environmental aging."
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, lactobacillus ferment.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, cocos nucifera fruit extract.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
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
6.7% - 10.1%
4.6% - 6.9%
3.2% - 4.9%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
2.2% - 3.3%
Abrasive ingredient used for physical exfoliation (scrubing)
1.9% - 2.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 2.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.85% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
0.4% - 0.9%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Green tea leaf powder that might contain antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Cedarwood oil. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.55%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.15% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.2% - 0.7%
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)
0.15% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.1% - 0.45%
A mineral. It does not have any confirmed benefit for the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%

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