PCA SKIN - Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex

PCA SKIN Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
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Key ingredients
  • retinol
  • panthenol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • phytosterols
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • sodium hyaluronate
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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: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Read More Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with PCA Skin Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex, now available at Face the Future Advanced Skin Clinic and Online Shop."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: tocotrienols.

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
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Added Hyaluronic Acid plumps for firmer looking skin, while Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract clears the complexion to create an even skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

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
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"This retinol serum gently exfoliates, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and creating a clearer complexion."
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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: squalane, phytosterols.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol, superoxide dismutase, tocopherol, tocotrienols) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
retinol
Has skin benefit
phytosterols
Has skin benefit
sodium citrate
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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