Obagi C Rx System C-Balancing Toner

Obagi - C Rx System C-Balancing Toner
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Evens skin tone
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What does the product description say?
"Aloe vera soothes inflammation and evens skin tone."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Antiseptic witch hazel purifies and minimizes pores while PCA provides lightweight hydration."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium pca, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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