MAC Mineralize Time Check Lotion

MAC - Mineralize Time Check Lotion
Effectiveness
Efficacy
82 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
82 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The gel-like moisturiser instantly smoothes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with an immediate cooling effect."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. 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
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The gel-like moisturiser instantly smoothes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with an immediate cooling effect."
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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, faex.

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, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, ceramide 3

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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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