Moon Juice - Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator

Moon Juice Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • niacinamide
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • allantoin
  • ganoderma lucidum extract
  • glycerin
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • polyglyceryl-10 oleate
  • tocopherol
  • tocotrienols
  • +8 more
PROMISES
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, exfoliating acids and plant extracts, the Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator overhauls stressed skin in favour of a smooth, calm and clear complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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
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"This deeply nourishing exfoliator contains a 25% AHA+BHA acid complex that works to encourage natural cell turnover which helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores."
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: tocotrienols.

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.

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

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What does the product description say?
"Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator"
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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, salicylic acid.

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What does the product description say?
"CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser with Amino Acids for Normal to Dry Skin 236ml £12."
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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, glycerin.

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: oryza sativa bran oil.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (tocotrienols) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
phytic acid
does not have skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.3% - 8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
3.7% - 5.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.7% - 4%
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
2% - 3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
1.3% - 1.9%
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)
1.1% - 1.6%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of vitamin E that is more powerful in neutralizing free radicals compared to its other forms
0.1% - 0.45%
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%

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