La Mer - The Hydrating Infused Emulsion

La Mer The Hydrating Infused Emulsion

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • algae extract
  • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2
  • caffeine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centaurium erythraea extract
  • copper gluconate
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • niacin
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • soy amino acids
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +26 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Soothes the look of skin, improving the look of irritation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. 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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The Hydrating Infused Emulsion"
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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: algae extract, faex.

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: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
5.8% - 7.1%
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.
4.4% - 5.3%
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
3% - 3.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 2.8%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
1.6% - 1.9%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
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.
1% - 1.2%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.65% - 1%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.3% - 0.6%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that is claimed to be helpful in moisturizing and lightening the skin, but evidence is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.25% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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