OSKIA - City Life Anti-Pollution Booster

OSKIA City Life Anti-Pollution Booster

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • gluconolactone
  • camellia japonica flower extract
  • ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride
  • glycerin
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • pullulan
  • saccharomyces ferment filtrate
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +11 more
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WIMJ summary

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

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

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What does the product description say?
"Expertly targeting loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation and reduced cellular activity, the quick-absorbing treatment delivers firming and hydrating benefits, whilst minimising the appearance of dark spots and uneven patches for a smoother, more refined complexion that is less likely to trap microscopic particles of atmospheric pollution."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, niacinamide.

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.

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"Expertly targeting loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation and reduced cellular activity, the quick-absorbing treatment delivers firming and hydrating benefits, whilst minimising the appearance of dark spots and uneven patches for a smoother, more refined complexion that is less likely to trap microscopic particles of atmospheric pollution."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, niacinamide

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.

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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: gluconolactone.

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What does the product description say?
"Expertly targeting loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation and reduced cellular activity, the quick-absorbing treatment delivers firming and hydrating benefits, whilst minimising the appearance of dark spots and uneven patches for a smoother, more refined complexion that is less likely to trap microscopic particles of atmospheric pollution."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, saccharomyces ferment filtrate.

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: niacinamide

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This product contains antioxidants (ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia japonica flower extract, gluconolactone, haematococcus pluvialis extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
4.9% - 6%
4.2% - 5.1%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
3% - 3.7%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.3%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
1.6% - 1.9%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
1.4% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1% - 1.2%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.65% - 0.95%
A potent anti-oxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and protect from harmful effects of sun exposure, even though more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness in topical applications
0.55% - 0.85%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A mineral that is claimed to be able to support collagen product in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.4% - 0.6%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.6%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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