Mila Moursi - Refining Lotion

Mila Moursi Refining Lotion

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • titanium dioxide
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • zea mays oil
  • +10 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"A powerful blend of natural fruit acids, soothing botanical ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants that promote gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells, speeds the skin’s natural renewal process and assists with diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and pigmentation spots."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic 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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MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A powerful blend of natural fruit acids, soothing botanical ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants that promote gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells, speeds the skin’s natural renewal process and assists with diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and pigmentation spots."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A powerful blend of natural fruit acids, soothing botanical ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants that promote gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells, speeds the skin’s natural renewal process and assists with diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and pigmentation spots."
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, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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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, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
ppg-5-ceteth-20
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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)
4.6% - 5.6%
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
4.2% - 5.2%
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
3.1% - 3.7%
2.4% - 3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.9% - 2.4%
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
1.6% - 2%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
1.4% - 1.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A solvent with some emollient properties
1% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.65% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.55% - 0.8%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.5% - 0.7%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.4% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.35% - 0.65%
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.
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%

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