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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tripeptide-1
  • myristoyl hexapeptide-16
  • myristoyl pentapeptide-17
  • hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • ahnfeltiopsis concinna extract
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • azelaoyl bis-dipeptide-10
  • dextran
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ectoin
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • glycoproteins
  • histidine
  • hydrolyzed silk
  • isoleucine
  • pca
  • phospholipids
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • yeast extract
  • +28 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Together with skin-restoring ingredients such as amino acids, antioxidants and hydrators, the Peptide Booster strengthens and protects the skin’s barrier and increases natural resilience."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: aspartic acid, azelaoyl bis-dipeptide-10, hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate, myristoyl hexapeptide-16, myristoyl pentapeptide-17, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, serine, threonine, tripeptide-1.

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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"The Peptide Booster contains a powerful blend of eight highly targeted peptides, each one addresses a specific anti-ageing concern, from loss of radiance and uneven skin tone to fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (alanine) 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
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Together with skin-restoring ingredients such as amino acids, antioxidants and hydrators, the Peptide Booster strengthens and protects the skin’s barrier and increases natural resilience."
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: ahnfeltiopsis concinna extract, alanine.

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, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate, myristoyl hexapeptide-16, myristoyl pentapeptide-17, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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% - 5.7%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
4.3% - 5.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
3.2% - 4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2.5% - 3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2% - 2.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.6% - 2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.4% - 1.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.9% - 1.1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.8%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.5% - 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
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A mix of amino acids and plant-based lipids. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss over time
0.25% - 0.45%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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