La Mer - The Lifting and Firming Mask

La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • tetraacetylphytosphingosine
  • alcaligenes polysaccharides
  • algae extract
  • bifida ferment lysate
  • caffeine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • copper gluconate
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • linolenic acid
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • micrococcus lysate
  • molasses extract
  • niacin
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • silica
  • silybum marianum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +42 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Working in synergy with skin’s natural renewal process, this treatment helps uplift the look of the face and neck, helping create a more refined appearance."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl oligopeptide, vitis vinifera seed extract.

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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Loss of firmness and elasticity, Fine lines and wrinkles, Dullness and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycine soja seed extract, prunus mume fruit extract.

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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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Loss of firmness and elasticity, Fine lines and wrinkles, Dullness and Uneven Texture Formulation."
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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, algae extract.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8, linoleic acid, palmitoyl oligopeptide, tetraacetylphytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
4.4% - 6.5%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
4.5% - 6.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3% - 4.5%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
2.4% - 3.5%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.3%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.9%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.5%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.9% - 1.3%
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
0.8% - 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
0.55% - 1.3%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.6% - 1.35%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 1%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.4% - 0.95%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.35% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
0.35% - 0.85%
Might be able to help neutralize free radical, calm down inflammation in skin, and even skin tone
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but it is not well studied. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
A likely irritant. Might have some anti-oxidant activity, but is mostly used as a fragrance in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
Might contain compounds called dormins that in theory could help lighten skin and reduce hyperpigmentation, but solid research is lacking
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might have an anti-oxidant effect and help even out skin tone, but solid evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.35% - 0.8%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.35% - 0.8%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. It is claimed to be a "DNA repair enzyme"
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.35% - 0.8%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.8%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.9%
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.
0.35% - 0.85%
A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.35% - 0.85%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 1%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.4% - 0.9%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
0.35% - 0.85%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.85%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 1.05%
Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
0.35% - 0.85%
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.4% - 1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
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.
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.75%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A potent anti-oxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and protect from harmful effects of sun exposure, even though more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness in topical applications
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.1% - 0.35%

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