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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl ricinoleate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"A highly moisturizing cream formulated with 4% PHA (gluconolactone) that gently yet effectively reduces dryness and the appearance of fine lines in the delicate area around eyes."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Contains natural antioxidants and the "moisture sponge," sodium hyaluronate, for superior moisturization."
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: arginine, 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: arginine, dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
gluconolactone
Has skin benefit
steareth-2
Has skin benefit
steareth-21
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
6.2% - 7.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
4.4% - 5.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.4% - 2.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.65% - 1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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