L'Oréal Paris - Wrinkle Expert 45 Firming Day Cream

L'Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 45 Firming Day Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • beeswax
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • faex extract
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja protein
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • myristyl myristate
  • shorea robusta seed butter
  • yeast extract
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"L'Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cream 45+ addresses these specific needs of skin over 45."
WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. 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
LOW
meets 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: glycine soja protein, retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Wrinkle Expert 45 Firming Day Cream"
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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, glycine soja protein.

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: beeswax, dimethicone.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.7% - 8.2%
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
5.5% - 6.7%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
3.7% - 4.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.8% - 3.4%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
2.5% - 3%
Helps to softent the upper layer of the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.1% - 2.6%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
1.1% - 1.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
A plant extract that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. It might be somewhat helpful for evening out the skin tone. It might be able to support elastin production but solid research is lacking
1% - 1.3%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1% - 1.2%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
1.1% - 1.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.8% - 1.2%
0.9% - 1.1%
Yeast extract. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.15%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
1% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.8% - 1.15%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.75% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.75% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.65% - 1%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.65% - 0.95%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.95%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.6% - 0.9%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.85%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.5% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.65%
0.55% - 0.8%

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