Paula's Choice - Radiance Renewal Mask Fullsize

Paula's Choice Radiance Renewal Mask Fullsize

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • allantoin
  • arbutin
  • dimethicone
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • glycerin
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This silky, soft overnight mask contains skin brightening ingredients that leave skin with a youthful, luminous glow."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The leave-on formula works overnight to boost a more even skin tone, increase hydration and smooth skin."
WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: arbutin.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The leave-on formula works overnight to boost a more even skin tone, increase hydration and smooth skin."
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: allantoin, 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: dimethicone, olea europaea fruit oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (arbutin) 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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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
8.7% - 10.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
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
3.3% - 4%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
1.9% - 2.3%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.7% - 2%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
1.5% - 1.9%
Beta-arbutin. Can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and has an anti-oxidant effect when used in high enough concentration. Is less effective compared to alpha-arbutin
1.3% - 1.6%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
1% - 1.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.6% - 0.9%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.65% - 1%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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