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  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • ceramide ng
  • linoleic acid
  • panthenol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cetyl esters
  • cetyl ricinoleate
  • cholesterol
  • cyanocobalamin
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • titanium dioxide
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
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"Mini MAC Strobe 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, saccharomyces lysate extract.

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: dimethicone, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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

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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.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.4% - 6.6%
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
4.3% - 5.3%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.3% - 4%
2.5% - 3.1%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
2% - 2.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.8% - 2.2%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
1.5% - 1.9%
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.
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.2%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.9% - 1.15%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain arbutin, a compound that has skin-lightening properties. Might have some anti-oxidant activity. Is unlikely to be effective though in the concentrations typically used in skincare products
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.35% - 0.65%
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.
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.6%
Can support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.5%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.1% - 0.2%

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