Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • urea
  • betaine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja sterols
  • hexyldecanol
  • hydrolyzed yeast extract
  • inositol
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • pullulan
  • retinyl propionate
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • trehalose
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide and picolinamide."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. 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: retinyl propionate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, niacinamide, retinyl propionate.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: serine.

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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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Helps fight the appearance of lines/deep wrinkles, even skin tone, and visibly boost radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide, retinyl propionate. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: retinol, retinyl propionate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Supports skin’s natural protective barrier."
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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
4.9% - 6%
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
4.1% - 5.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.1% - 3.7%
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
2.4% - 3%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
1.9% - 2.3%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
1.6% - 2%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, even thought its potency is not as well established as in case of retinol or retinaldehyde
0.4% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 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% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
Often used to support the moisturization effect of polysaccharides (contained, for example, in yeast extract)
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to create a nice product texture and spread the product more easily on the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can have an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps regulate the pH of the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.15% - 0.3%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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