Manuka Doctor - ApiNourish Rejuvenating Serum

Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Rejuvenating Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • mel
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • polysilicone-11
  • propolis extract
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • royal jelly
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Collagen boosting Purified Bee Venom (PBV), Blackcurrant and Rosehip Seed oil help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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What does the product description say?
"Manuka Doctor, Manuka Skincare Thanks to the highly moisturising properties of Mānuka honey, this age-defying serum leaves skin glowingly soft and naturally plumped."
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: sodium hyaluronate, mel.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
5% - 6.1%
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
4.1% - 5.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
3.1% - 3.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
2% - 2.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1% - 1.3%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
0.45% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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