La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • isocetyl stearate
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • sarcosine
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, this unique cream improves the appearance of blemishes and pores."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (capryloyl salicylic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid, this oil-free face moisturizer hydrates skin while leaving it looking and feeling matte."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin"
From product name
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, sarcosine.

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, isocetyl stearate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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

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