Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask Full size

Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask Full size

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • linoleic acid
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja sterols
  • oenothera biennis oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • phospholipids
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • tocopherol
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask Full size"
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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: glycerin, butylene glycol.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, borago officinalis seed oil.

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

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%
5.1% - 6.3%
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
3.9% - 4.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3% - 3.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2% - 2.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.15%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
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%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.65%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.3% - 0.6%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.3% - 0.55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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