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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate.
These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: retinyl palmitate.
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.
Other benefit: Anti-blemish
This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: hydroxypinacolone retinoate. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.
The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate
Other benefit: Evens skin tone
This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: hydroxypinacolone retinoate.
The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: retinyl palmitate.
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.
Other benefit: Moisturizing
This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, nigella sativa seed oil.
Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).
Other benefit: Anti-oxidation
This product contains antioxidants (vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.
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Ingredients & concentrations
- hydroxypinacolone retinoate
- retinyl palmitate
- Black seed oil
- persea gratissima oil
- Black currant seed oil
- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E
- vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
- vitis vinifera seed oil
- caprylic/capric triglyceride
- rosa canina seed oil
- Sunflower seed oil
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|30% - 44%|
|A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties|
|5.4% - 8.1%|
|Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.|
|3.8% - 5.8%|
|An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function|
|3.3% - 4.9%|
|A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It might have anti-oxidant properties. Might help reduce inflammation in skin and help against blemishes|
|2.5% - 3.8%|
|Helps soften the upper layer of the skin|
|2.1% - 3.1%|
|An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.|
|0.01% - 0.1%|
|A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.|
|1.5% - 2.2%|
|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|
|1.4% - 2%|
|A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect|
|0.85% - 1.3%|
|Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support the skin's barrier due to the high content of linoleic acid|
|0.5% - 1.15%|
|0.45% - 1.1%|
|A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function|
|0.35% - 0.75%|
|Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin|
|0.2% - 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|
|0.1% - 0.45%|
|A plant oil that might have an antibacterial and some antioxidant effect. Is a common allergen and irritant|
|0.15% - 0.5%|
|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|
|0.05% - 0.25%|
|A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function|
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