Oh K! - Instant Glow Gel Mask

Oh K! Instant Glow Gel Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • betaine salicylate
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • tocopherol
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains betaine salicylate.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

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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What does the product description say?
"exfoliate dead skin cells to smooth skin and brighten skin tone"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: betaine salicylate, glycolic 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
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What does the product description say?
"exfoliate dead skin cells to smooth skin and brighten skin tone"
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: betaine salicylate, glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, glucose.

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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (coccinia indica fruit extract, eclipta prostrata extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.8% - 7.2%
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% - 4.5%
A preservative
1.2% - 1.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.9%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.2% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.85% - 1.25%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can be irritating
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Exfoliating acid, a "relative" of salicylic acid
0.3% - 0.75%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.15% - 0.55%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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