NIA24 - Resurfacing Crystals
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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • linolenic acid
  • magnesium aspartate
  • mandelic acid
  • saccharomyces/copper ferment
  • saccharomyces/silicon ferment
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This 2-in-1 formula physically and chemically exfoliates to visibly improve dullness, dark spots and texture instantly."
WIMJ summary

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

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
HIGH
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Resurfacing Crystals"
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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: mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: glycerin, saccharomyces/copper ferment.

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: chondrus crispus extract, linolenic acid.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
23% - 35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.7% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.9%
Plain old water
3.2% - 4.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
2.4% - 3.7%
1.6% - 2.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1% - 1.6%
Does not have known skin benefits. Might help create an optical illusion of smoother skin
0.95% - 1.4%
0.45% - 1.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.1%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
Yeast extract that contains copper. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help in skin wound healing
0.35% - 0.75%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Yeast extract that contains silicon. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.2% - 0.75%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.15% - 0.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.55%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.15%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.05% - 0.25%

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