La Mer - The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream

La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • algae extract
  • caffeine
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • copper gluconate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • glycerin
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • niacin
  • saccharide isomerate
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • zinc gluconate
  • +21 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Created with Miracle BrothTM and Micro Oil Gel Capsules to bring nourishing moisture to the center of skin, this lightweight moisturizer helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

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

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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LOW
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"Dryness, Dullness and uneven texture, Oiliness Formulation."
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Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream"
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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, glycerin.

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: chondrus crispus extract, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.1% - 7.4%
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
4.3% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
2.5% - 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
2% - 2.5%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
1.4% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.4%
1% - 1.2%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.75% - 1.1%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.7% - 1%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.35% - 0.65%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.5%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.3% - 0.6%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
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%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
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% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%

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