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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • retinyl palmitate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • betaine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • coenochloris signiensis extract
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract
  • +12 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Improve the appearance of skin with the PCA Skin HydraLuxe Moisturizer, an anti-aging face cream that deeply moisturizes while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles."
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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"HydraLuxe Moisturizer"
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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: betaine, 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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
4.5% - 5.6%
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
4.3% - 5.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.5% - 3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.1% - 2.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
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.
1.5% - 1.8%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
1.1% - 1.3%
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.
0.9% - 1.1%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.65% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
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%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Mushroom extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.25%
An algae extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.25%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
0.1% - 0.15%

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