Murad - Intense Recovery Cream

Murad Intense Recovery Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • urea
  • betaine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • inositol
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • stearyl dimethicone
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This indulgent face cream is enriched with science-backed Microalgae Extract, which targets the appearance of fine lines, helping to smooth the look of these signs of stress and tension."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Added Shea Butter and Macadamia Oil act as an intensive moisturiser, locking in hydration for a soothed surface while Mirabilis Jalapa Plant Extract has a calming effect for a sensation of long-lasting comfort."
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: betaine, 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: dimethicone, stearyl dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
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A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
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Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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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
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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
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Helps oil and water mix together
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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
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Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
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Helps water and oil mix together
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Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
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Used as a fragrance
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A highly irritating fragrance
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Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
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Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
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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
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
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Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
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A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
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A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
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Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
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Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
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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.
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
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A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
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A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
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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
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A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
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Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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Helps create a more spreadable product texture
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A preservative
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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