Paula's Choice - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer - Full size

Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer - Full size

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ceramide ap
  • ceramide eop
  • ceramide np
  • linoleic acid
  • phytosphingosine
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cholesterol
  • decyl oleate
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • linolenic acid
  • lysine hcl
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • olea europaea oil unsaponifiables
  • passiflora edulis seed oil
  • pca
  • proline
  • pullulan
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • serine
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • threonine
  • +27 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains serine, threonine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"Omega+ Complex Moisturizer ."
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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: alanine, arginine.

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: arginine, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ap, ceramide eop, ceramide np, linoleic acid, phytosphingosine

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
4.9% - 6%
3.4% - 4.1%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
2.3% - 2.8%
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% - 2.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 2%
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
0.7% - 1.05%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.5% - 0.7%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.55%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.3% - 0.55%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 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
0.15% - 0.3%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%

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