Philosophy - Microdelivery Dream Peel
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • niacinamide
  • salicylic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • panthenol
  • alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • lactobacillus
  • pantolactone
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The pink gel dries clear to prevent staining your pillows and sheets, with adhesive properties to help prevent transfer."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Healthier-looking skin with refined lines, less-visible pores and increased luminosity ."
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: centella asiatica leaf extract, lactic acid.

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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MEDIUM
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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, lactic acid

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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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Microdelivery Dream Peel"
From product name
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, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"A probiotic complex works to reset and balance the skin, while Hibiscus extract further refines the appearance of skin texture."
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: glycerin, hyaluronic acid.

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: chondrus crispus extract, punica granatum seed oil.

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
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.5%
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
4.1% - 5.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
3% - 3.7%
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)
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.4%
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.
1.5% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 1.7%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
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)
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.15%

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