MAC - Studio Moisture Cream

MAC Studio Moisture Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • aleurites moluccanus seed oil
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetyl esters
  • cocos nucifera fruit extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • myristyl myristate
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Skin appears nourished and rejuvenated, with the appearance of fine lines and imperfections visibly smoothed."
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: retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Studio Moisture 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: saccharomyces lysate extract, sodium hyaluronate.

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, myristyl myristate.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
8.6% - 10.6%
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
5.9% - 7.2%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
3.9% - 4.7%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
3% - 3.7%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
2.6% - 3.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
1.4% - 1.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
1.2% - 1.4%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
1% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.7% - 1.05%
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
0.7% - 1%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.65% - 0.95%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.6% - 0.85%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps improve the texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.4% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%

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