Perricone MD - Prebiotic Acne Therapy 30-Day Regimen

Perricone MD Prebiotic Acne Therapy 30-Day Regimen

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • arginine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • citrulline
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • squalane
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Prebiotic Acne Therapy 30-Day Regimen"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol, salicylic acid. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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: retinol.

In addition, this product contains salicylic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The powerful combination of retinol, citrulline and niacinamide helps to accelerate surface skin exfoliation and renewal, visibly calm skin and reduce redness, while gently and visibly erasing imperfections overnight."
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, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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"Lactic and succinic acids support a healthy surface skin microbiome for a clearer, more radiant complexion, while citrulline and squalane fight irritation, nourish, hydrate, soothe and visibly reduce redness."
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, citrulline.

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, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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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LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
sd alcohol 40-b
does not have skin benefit
pvp
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
7.3% - 8.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 4.7%
3% - 3.7%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
2.3% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
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.
1.1% - 1.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.75% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.35% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
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% - 0.6%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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