NatureWell - Retinol Advanced Moisture Cream

NatureWell Retinol Advanced Moisture Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • +4 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • ascorbic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • allantoin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • octyldodecyl myristate
  • tricaprylin
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

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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.

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"Formulated with advanced micro-encapsulated retinol for improved efficacy and enhanced delivery, this cream boosts firmness and elasticity while improving overall tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

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

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: retinol.

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.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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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.

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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Retinol Advanced Moisture Cream"
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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: 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera oil.

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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).

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IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
4.6% - 6.8%
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
4.1% - 6.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.9% - 4.4%
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
2.3% - 3.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.9% - 2.8%
Helps water and oil mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be an allergen (beeswax)
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.2% - 1.8%
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
1.1% - 1.6%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.9% - 1.3%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.4% - 0.95%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.4% - 1%
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. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Can increase penetration of other ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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