OleHenriksen - Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer with BHA/LHA

OleHenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer with BHA/LHA

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
80 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Lift and loosen pore-clogging dead skin cells."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Plus, it smoothes uneven skin texture and targets the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - sodium salicylate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Plus, it smoothes uneven skin texture and targets the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains salicylic acid. The effect, if any, is likely to be small. 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.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Lift and loosen pore-clogging dead skin cells."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer with BHA/LHA"
From product name
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.

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, dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.7% - 7.1%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
3.3% - 5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 3.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.7%
0.95% - 1.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.85% - 1.3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.55% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.9%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.15%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.15% - 0.7%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
The salt of salicylic acid. Helps exfoliate the upper layer of the skin. Can also work to preserve cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.2%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.1%

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