Paula's Choice - Resist Anti-Aging Daily Pore-Refining Treatment BHA Full size

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Daily Pore-Refining Treatment BHA Full size

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • oleanolic acid
  • trehalose
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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"Resist Anti-Aging Daily Pore-Refining Treatment BHA Full size"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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"This ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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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: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
bha
does not have skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
Helps preserve the product formulation
5.7% - 8.6%
Plain old water
4.8% - 7.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
3.3% - 4.9%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.2%
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
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.2% - 1.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.95% - 1.45%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 1.1%
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.4% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.35% - 0.8%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.1% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.05% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.3%

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