Paulaschoice - Skin Perfecting BHA 9 Treatment

Paulaschoice Skin Perfecting BHA 9 Treatment

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • sea whip extract
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This gel-serum visibly and quickly minimises stubborn bumps, redness, enlarged pores and clarifies skin’s surface."
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
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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
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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: arginine, 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: arginine.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
propylene glycol
does not have skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
23% - 34%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin.
6.3% - 9.5%
Used to create a nice product consistency
4.2% - 6.4%
Plain old water
3.2% - 4.8%
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)
9%
Declared
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 3.5%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
1.8% - 2.7%
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
0.85% - 1.25%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
0.55% - 1.25%
Might help neutrlize free radicals, calm down inflammation, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
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% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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