WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • ceramide ng
  • palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • panthenol
  • phytosphingosine
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • bisabolol
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • chenopodium quinoa seed extract
  • cholesterol
  • chrysin
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • glycogen
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • nigella sativa seed oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • spilanthes acmella flower extract
  • squalane
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • +42 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"MD Complete's microscopic form of HA is more active and absorbs deeper into the skin's surface for visible improvements in lift, firmness and crepey skin, as it smooths and refines skin texture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate. These ingredients 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.

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What does the product description say?
"Combines an advanced, bioavailable form of Vitamin C with naturally derived Vitamin E and phytonutrients to help even and brighten skin tone."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"This 3-in-1 multitasking eye treatment moisturizes, corrects and protects to deliver dermatologist-level improvements in the look of fine lines, skin tone, radiance, smoothness and firmness."
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: allantoin, arginine.

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: arginine, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ng, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, panthenol, phytosphingosine, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - chrysin, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.3% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.5% - 3.1%
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.
2.1% - 2.6%
1.7% - 2%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
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% - 1.5%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.65% - 1%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.5% - 0.75%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support the skin's barrier due to the high content of linoleic acid
0.25% - 0.45%
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 peptide. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, support skin's barrier function and might have some slight anti-aging effect through stimulating skin's own production of hyaluronic acid
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.2% - 0.4%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.25% - 0.4%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.5%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that is used to add a fragrance to the product. It might have some antioxidant properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that is claimed to be helpful in moisturizing and lightening the skin, but evidence is missing
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that might hep calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties but evidence is missing
0.25% - 0.45%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.25% - 0.45%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps thicken the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%

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