MZ Skin - Vitamin-Infused Facial Treatment Mask

MZ Skin Vitamin-Infused Facial Treatment Mask

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • adenosine triphosphate
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • arbutin
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • histidine
  • isoleucine
  • pca
  • proline
  • saccharide isomerate
  • serine
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • +20 more
PROMISES
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93 /100
IRRITANCY
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Skin tone is rejuvenated through a cocktail of potent brighteners which work to stimulate skin cell renewal, tackling age spots, dulled skin, sun spots and blemishes."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C helps support skin regeneration, as well as lending its anti-ageing and repairing properties to leave skin more even toned."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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What does the product description say?
"Skin is left balanced, more even and nourished."
WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: alanine, arbutin, glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract.

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?
"Skin is left balanced, more even and nourished."
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: alanine, allantoin.

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, glyceryl caprylate.

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 (arbutin, camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into 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
4.1% - 5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2.8% - 3.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.3%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.5% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 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
0.3% - 0.6%
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.
0.4% - 0.65%
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% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Beta-arbutin. Can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and has an anti-oxidant effect when used in high enough concentration. Is less effective compared to alpha-arbutin
0.2% - 0.4%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
0.1% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.15%

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