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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • glycolic acid
  • adenosine
  • adenosine
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • urea
  • algae extract
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • faex
  • glucosamine hcl
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hyaluronic acid
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • mandelic acid
  • polysilicone-11
  • saccharomyces cerevisiae extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • yeast extract
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PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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 glycolic acid.

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

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.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, mandelic acid

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: glucosamine hcl.

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.

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"1 oz/ 30 g The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel ."
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: glycolic acid, mandelic acid.

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"2 oz/ 60 mL Renewed Hope in a Jar Refreshing and Refining Moisturizer ."
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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: algae extract, faex.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
8.2% - 12.3%
4.9% - 7.4%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
2.9% - 4.3%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
2.1% - 3.1%
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.85% - 1.25%
A drying alcohol. Can increase skin's sensitivity and cause dryness and irritation
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
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% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.75%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps regulate the product pH
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.75%
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.
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.15% - 0.7%
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
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
0.2% - 0.7%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.8%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.2% - 0.75%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.35% - 0.8%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.7%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.2% - 0.75%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.2% - 0.7%
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.
0.2% - 0.75%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.7%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.65%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.15% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
Colorant
0.2% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.2% - 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
0.2% - 0.8%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.2% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps create a nicer product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.2% - 0.7%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
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.
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.7%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.15% - 0.7%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.3% - 0.75%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.15% - 0.7%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.2% - 0.7%
A moisturizing ingredient that works as a humectant to attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
0.15% - 0.65%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.65%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.7%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.05% - 0.2%

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