M.A.C - Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer: Pinklite

M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer: Pinklite

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"It contains moisturising properties that hydrate the skin, improving smoothness and creating an ideal canvas for makeup."
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, caprylyl glycol.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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
LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
TBC
Plain old water
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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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
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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.
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Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
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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
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Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
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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
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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
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
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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
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
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