PCA SKIN - EyeXcellence

PCA SKIN EyeXcellence

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • dipeptide-2
  • palmitoyl pentapeptide-4
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cetyl esters
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • peg-12 dimethicone
  • squalane
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This triple-action eye cream reduces puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eye area."
WIMJ summary

This product contains dipeptide-2, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. 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
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"This eye cream also has moisturizing properties that leave skin healthy and hydrated."
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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: dipeptide-2, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
8.7% - 10.6%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
4.4% - 5.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.4%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.6% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
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
0.8% - 1.2%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.3% - 0.55%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to be able to improve the appearance of undereye darkness but evidence is missing. Can be an allergen and cause irritation
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.05% - 0.1%

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