Naturopathica - Holy Basil Retinol Ageless Night Oil

Naturopathica Holy Basil Retinol Ageless Night Oil

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • bakuchiol
  • retinol
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • cylindrotheca fusiformis extract
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • passiflora edulis seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • rosa canina seed
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

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

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What does the product description say?
"This super-charged, age defying nighttime oil, featuring a 1% retinoid blend with holy basil, helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten pigmentation for smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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?
"This super-charged, age defying nighttime oil, featuring a 1% retinoid blend with holy basil, helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten pigmentation for smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking skin."
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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 bakuchiol. 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.

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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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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: cylindrotheca fusiformis extract.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, 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).

The following ingredients - vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
23% - 34%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
5.1% - 7.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
4.7% - 7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
3.8% - 5.6%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
2.8% - 4.2%
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
2.3% - 3.5%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
1.7% - 2.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
1.2% - 1.9%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1.3% - 2%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.4%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.55% - 1.35%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.8% - 1.25%
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% - 1.1%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 1.05%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 1.05%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.45% - 1.05%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.4% - 1%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.4% - 0.95%
0.3% - 0.7%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps skin moisturization by attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but research confirming effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.2% - 0.8%
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.
0.2% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.55%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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