No7 - LABORATORIES CICA-RESCUE Skin Paste

No7 LABORATORIES CICA-RESCUE Skin Paste

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • petrolatum
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • magnesium pca
  • manganese pca
  • sodium pca
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • zinc oxide
  • zinc pca
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The formula is enriched with the brand’s CICA-Therapy Complex, which combines Centella Asiatica, Bisabolol and Opthiopogon Japonicus to calm any irritation and replenish high levels of moisture to strengthen the natural barrier function."
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, magnesium pca.

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: theobroma cacao seed butter, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
7% - 8.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5% - 6.1%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
3.8% - 4.7%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
4% - 4.9%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
2.6% - 3.1%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
1.6% - 2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.8%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.3% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.2% - 0.35%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Often used as a part of an ingredient complex Physiogenyl together with Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA and Zinc PCA. The manufacturer claims that it does more than attracting water, but there is no evidence or studies supporting this claim
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%

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