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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"It unclogs and shrinks pores while simultaneously minimising the appearance of fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (retinyl palmitate) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"It unclogs and shrinks pores while simultaneously minimising the appearance of fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate.

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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: cyclomethicone, 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: dimethiconol, cyclomethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
6.1% - 9.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.7%
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. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.8% - 4.2%
Used to create a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.3%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.5%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 1.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.8%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.1% - 0.3%
A stable derivative of pectin and vitamin C. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking. Helps create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.05% - 0.15%

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