Liz Earle - Superskin Overnight Mask

Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • mauritia flexuosa fruit oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • rosa rubiginosa seed oil
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Wish list
Compare

Where to buy?

Links might be affiliated. Read disclaimer

Formula review

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"A potent infusion of Persian Silk Tree extract, Pomegranate Flower, Buriti Friit, Borage, Cranberry Seed and Rosehip works to effectively create the appearance of firmer, more supple skin, with a radiant, youthful glow."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.These ingredients - butyrospermum parkii butter, sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient sodium ascorbyl phosphate might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
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.

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, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.1% - 6.2%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
3.7% - 5.6%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
2.8% - 4.3%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.2% - 3.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
1.8% - 2.8%
1.4% - 2.2%
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
1.3% - 2%
Plant oil that due to the high content of linoleic acid can support skin's barrier function and reduce moisture loss
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.8% - 1.2%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.5% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to help reduce hyperpigmentation but evidence is missing
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.8%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.3% - 0.75%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.1% - 0.45%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.1% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

Similar products & dupes

Loading...
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources