Liz Earle - Cica Restore Skin Paste
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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • bisabolol
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • jojoba esters
  • zinc oxide
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Packed with essential fatty acids, the formula strengthens the skin’s natural barriers, restoring elasticity and encouraging repair."
WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica leaf extract. 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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Working to unify your skin’s tone and texture, the treatment repairs and restores your skin’s natural barriers."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Both a mask and a treatment, this hybrid formula will keep your skin hydrated for up to 48 hours."
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, caprylyl glycol.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, helianthus annuus seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.2% - 4.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.6% - 4%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.8%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
1.5% - 2.3%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.6% - 1.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 1.1%
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.2% - 0.75%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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