Patchology - FlashMasque Illuminate

Patchology FlashMasque Illuminate

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • glycerin
  • inositol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • trehalose
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Designed to be used when skin is looking worse for wear, this unique formula targets the causes of dull-looking skin, so that it appears brighter, better illuminated, with a more even tone and smoother to the touch."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Unlike most masks which can take up to 20 minutes to get to work, Patchology Flashmasque Illuminate is for when skin simply cannot wait, and also utilises Patchology’s HydraSurge5™ Moisture System which ensures skin is fully hydrated."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 7.1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
2.7% - 4%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
2% - 3%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
1.6% - 2.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.2% - 1.7%
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
0.9% - 1.4%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.15% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%

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