Lab Series Skincare for Men - Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • phytosphingosine
  • urea
  • artemia extract
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • creatine
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • ergothioneine
  • faex
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • glycerin
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • sea whip extract
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • yeast extract
  • +25 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Powered by antioxidant-rich Ginseng, the brand's best-selling formula helps to fight environmental aggressors, while protecting from the visible effects of aging, stress and fatigue to maintain youthful-looking skin."
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, creatine, 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
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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: glycyrrhetinic acid.

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
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"The fast-absorbing cream minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and deeply moisturizes to promote smooth, healthy-looking skin."
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: artemia 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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

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, palmitoyl oligopeptide, phytosphingosine, urea

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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid, 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).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract, creatine also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6% - 7.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
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% - 3.7%
2.3% - 2.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
1.8% - 2.2%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
1.5% - 1.9%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
1.1% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.95%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
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% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A berry extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
Has astringent properties. Creates a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Can be irritating
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
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
0.2% - 0.4%
Might help neutrlize free radicals, calm down inflammation, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Can support skin's ability to neutralize free radicals and produce collagen, though further research is needed to confirm effectiveness
0.2% - 0.4%
Zooplankton extract that can attract water to the upper level of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.25% - 0.5%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
A more stable but less potent derivative of vitamin C. It can help neautralize free radicals and even out the skin tone if used in high enough concentration (required levels are likely to be much higher than for pure vitamin C, and solid studies are lacking at the moment)
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.2% - 0.4%
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% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.3%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant (dye)
0.15% - 0.25%

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