MALIN + GOETZ - Resurfacing Serum

MALIN + GOETZ Resurfacing Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • niacinamide
  • betaine
  • glycerin
  • oleanolic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"), while a niacinamide and phytic acid blend helps to balance your skin and diminish the look of visible pores."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Helps to brighten the complexionWorks to protect against environmental stressorsGently works to reduce the appearance of pore size and improve skin tone and textureSuitable for all skin types UK300056108"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This serum is enriched with vitamin C, niacinamide, phytic, glycolic and lactic acids."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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"improving your texture, tone and regulating excess oil."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": betaine, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
6% - 7.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
2.9% - 3.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.2% - 2.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.8% - 2.2%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1.2% - 1.4%
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.45% - 0.7%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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