Luzern Laboratories - Luzern Micro Exfoliant Facial Scrub

Luzern Laboratories Luzern Micro Exfoliant Facial Scrub

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • arginine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • jojoba esters
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
25 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"It brushes away rough, flaky skin cells to improve hydration and give skin a radiant, clear glow while Bio-Suisse certified organic botanicals reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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What does the product description say?
"Luzern Micro Exfoliant Facial Scrub"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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What does the product description say?
"It brushes away rough, flaky skin cells to improve hydration and give skin a radiant, clear glow while Bio-Suisse certified organic botanicals reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
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: arginine, 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: arginine, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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
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%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.6% - 5.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
2.7% - 4%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
2.1% - 3.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
1.1% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.35%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.2% - 0.8%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.3%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.01% - 0.1%

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