La Roche-Posay - Redermic [R] Eyes - Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment - Intense

La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Eyes - Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment - Intense

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl linoleate
  • adenosine
  • caffeine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • isocetyl stearate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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"Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment ."
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WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine. 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: isocetyl stearate, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (adenosine, caffeine). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
propylene glycol
Has skin benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
caffeine
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
5.5% - 8.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 6.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.7%
1.5% - 2.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
1% - 1.45%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.85% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 1%
An ester of a retinoid and linoleic acid. Three steps removed from the bioactive form of retinoid, retinoic acid. Once converted to retinoic acid in skin, it can help reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and reduce blemishes. The concentrations used in cosmetic products are often not high enough to have a positive effect in skin.
0.35% - 0.85%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%

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